Gardens of the Count de Monterrey

(Paseo del Prado)

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The site was owned by Manuel de Zúñiga Fonseca, VI Count of Monterrey, from one of the most important noble houses of the time.
On the night of San Juan, June 24, 1631, a play by Lope de Vega was performed there which had been written in just three days.
The event in the Count of Monterrey's gardens was part of a party hosted by the Count-duke of Olivares for the king and queen and royal family.
The exact location is still not clear today. Pedraza refers to "the other side of the Paseo del Prado" when he speaks of this palace.

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