This week we will visit the house/ museum of San Isidro Labrador, where the patron saint of Madrid lived and died in the 11th century. However, the current building was rebuilt in the first half of the 16th century by the Lujanes family.
The permanent exhibition offers a selection of pieces from “Origins of Madrid”, dedicated to the archeology of Madrid and the history of the city from prehistory to the transfer of the Court of Philip II in 1561. Featuring the valuable collections from the old Institute Archaeological and Municipal Museum. There is also a wider collection of pieces, and in the archaeo botanical garden, next to the Bishop’s Chapel, with selected data on species cultivated in the city in the past.
After the visit, we will take some tapas in the neighborhood of La Latina, one of the most traditional and visited areas of Madrid.
La Latina theatre. La Latina metro (line 5), exit to Carrera de San Francisco