From my beginnings, I knew how to gather from different time periods. Since the XIII Century, San Ginés Church rises over me, and its walls walls have witnessed the passing of the years and the inclemency of the weather. As time went by, more and more people filled the streets around me, building their own guilds and giving birth to my siblings’ names.
However, this was just the beginning of my glory. When the royalty built their residence in the Capital, they decided to do it only a few steps away from my territory. Therefore, without a doubt they chose me as the main connection between the Royal Palace and Puerta del Sol. My domains started then to attract counts, dukes and bourgeois, all wanting to be in the neuralgic centre of the hussle & bustle of the city. All of them built their palaces and homes upon me, and all of them left their brand on me.
Time goes by to everyone and my domain is not an exception. I have seen architectural masterpieces go up, collapsed and again rebuilt replacing one another. As the phoenix reborns from its ashes, my foundation has supported, supports and will support all the comes and goes of history. What surprises me the most about this human race is its perseverance. They create, destroy and then rebuild again, sometimes failing but always rising stronger when falling.