Lope de Vega's study

estudioThe best known and most outstanding of Lope's literary productions were born in this chamber. His later theater works, La hermosa guarda, El caballero del Sacramento, La dama boba, El perro del hortelano, El acero de Madrid, El caballero de Olmedo, Peribáñez, Fuenteovejuna, La Dorotea... were created in this room. And here, the author gathered with his friends. Painters, writers, translators, grammarians, and booksellers conversed with Lope in his studio, where the playwright also received different types of visits, some inconvenient and difficult, as he himself refers to some in his letters, and others from people who came to show the poet their respect and admiration.
It is a fundamental piece of the house and the largest, although Lope often mentions it as the "little chamber." It could be accessed directly from the foyer and was connected to the drawing room and the oratory through a small door. Paintings, candlesticks, a brazier, tables, chairs and priest's chairs filled the room, as well as a good part of the books of the house.

"El estudio contenía
en aquel curioso espacio
dos bufetes, que en Palacio
claro está que los había".

It is one of the two rooms, next to the drawing room, which faces the street. They were the two south-facing chambers and thus, the sunniest. It is a large room, with three windows, there is a solid wooden table, his desk, located next to the light from the window. Above it, some books and writing utensils. Additionally, today, there is a portrait of the poet presiding over the study, and a severe, backed priest's chair with a woven leather seat. There is also the portrait of Sister Marcela.