Urban Landscapes Matritenses: Urban works in the time of Isabel II

Urban Landscapes Matritenses: Urban works in the time of Isabel II

Urban Landscapes Matritenses: Urban works in the time of Isabel II

The Vista Alegre estate and its two palaces (Martín López Aguado 1834-1835 and Juan Pedro Ayegui 1835, Narciso Pascual and Colomer 1844-1846) This estate of Carabanchel and its country house had belonged first to the doctor of Carlos IV, Higinio Antonio Llorente. After the War of Independence it was property of Francisco Ignacio de Bringas, merchant, and later of the proprietor of the Real Factory Factory of Artó and of its husband the colonel Cabrero. They called it Vista-Alegre. They built a casino, a bathroom with an orchard, gardens with games. Over time, the buildings were abandoned and maintenance-free. Ferdinand VII's wife bought the estate in 1832 to rebuild and reform these properties. Acquired the nearby estates, including two soap factories of the Five Major Guilds of Madrid, to enlarge the set that will arrive, over time, to occupy 50 hectares.

María Cristina Palace in Vista Alegre Photo Luis Sevillano (El País)

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Dome of the Chapel

Photo Juan Luis Jaén for Madridiario

In 1844, his return to Madrid after the overthrow of the government of Espartero and the coronation of Isabel II with only 13 years, Maria Cristina followed with his idea for Vista Alegre and ordered to Narcissus Pascual and Colomer the second phase of the works. The architect, who was already the greatest architect of the Palace, continued with the construction of a new luxurious palace, a project worthy of a Real Sitio.El palace had a central vestibule in the form of a domed rotunda in the style of the Pantheon of Rome. The exterior front was adorned with the Italian Renaissance style (medallions, columns, pilasters, busts, large statues).