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Casa de las Carnicerías

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Casa de las Carnicerías

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Location Leon, Spain
Country Spain
City Leon
Address Leon, Spain

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Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.5968,-5.5679


Summary

At St. Martín´s Square is the Casa de las Carnicerías (House of the Butchers), a building which was put up so as to supply the city with meat. Its architect was Juan de Ribero Rada and the works commenced in 1577.

A classical Renaissance work, it had multiple purposes: corn exchange, fishmonger´s, women´s jail and, later, tenement house. It was finally acquired by a bank entity and submitted to serious restoration work with a view to recovering its façade and giving it back its original design.


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