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Plaza Del Rey

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In view of this time and in the street Barquillo the old palace of the Dukes of Swedish and Alcudia, designed by architect José Urioste evening sent up in 1904 by Adolfo Ruspoli y Godoy, now private homes. As the construction between sharecropping had only two facades, one Barquillo Street and the other to the gardens of the Palacio de Buenavista, home of the Army Headquarters.

In the Plaza del Rey is known as the House of Seven Chimneys, surrounded by mysteries and legends, and the monument to Lieutenant Ruiz, one of the heroes of May 2, 1808.

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