Lope de Vega’s house
"... My box, my quiet, my little garden and study ..." said Lope of this house with these words sinned false humility, because the building acquired in 1610 was quite outstanding for the period. Open to the public as Lope de Vega House Museum in 1935, the building historic-artistic monument was declared that same year. Built in 1578, the poet and playwright bought it 32 years later for 9,000 reais, while still living his second wife Juana de Guardo.

Lope de Vega there a quarter century, lived until his death in 1635. There he wrote some of his most remarkable texts. And there he suffered some of their heaviest losses. Among those walls his son Carlos Felix died when he was only seven years. The house was the final home of Juana, who died at her birth Feliciana, the last legitimate daughter of the author. And there also ended his days, insane and blind, Marta de Nevares, another of his great loves ( "Resolved powder and, more always beautiful").

His house was built in a special architectural form named as “A la Malicia” that consisted in made the house in the way that looks much smaller that what really was. This was made because at that time you had to host in your house the strange people that came from other places. The people did not wanted to host strange people in their houses so they made the house looked smaller for seemed that they didn't had space.

It was declared “House Museum” in 1935 (one year before the Spanish Civil War).

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Lope de Vega´s livingroom

This is the façade of the house.

Bibliography: http://www.gomadrid.com/museums/lope-de-vega.html