Casa-Museo Lope de Vega
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Standing in the heart of the Literary Quarter is the house where Félix Lope de Vega (1562-1635), one of the foremost poets and dramatists of Spain’s Golden Age, lived the last 25 years of his life. The 450th anniversary of his birth has just been celebrated. Lope was born at Madrid’s Calle Mayor, not far from where he died. “My little house, my peace, my little garden and my study” – that is the description of the house by this author who left over 400 plays, with which he renovated the theatre of the times, popularizing this genre and drawing it to the people. Built in 1578, the house was inhabited for over 300 years. Now a house-museum, it recreates the atmosphere of Lope de Vega’s times in the aim of bringing to life his presence and his everyday world. The house is outfitted with works of art, furniture, household articles and books connected with the author and his works.Lope bought it in 1610 for the sum of 9,000 reales and moved into it with his second wife, Juana Guardo. He lived in this house at what was then called Calle Francos until his death 25 years later. Created in 1935 under the auspices of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, the house-museum was refurbished in 2008-09 by the Region of Madrid, which took up its management in 2008. The museum engages in studies, literature and art outreach activities, and the maintenance of the building and its collections.

Cervantes 11
91 429 92 16
Tue-Sun, 10am.-6pm.

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