Seminariy of the Escoceses

(Calle Jacometrezo)

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Today, on this corner of Madrid there is a hotel and a fast food spot. Then, the Seminary of the Escoceses was located there. The Scottish Catholic Church, pursued since 1500, created a seminary in Madrid, the Real Colegio de Escoceses, to educate its priests.
It was there, on August 24, 1635, the the poet attended a conference on Medicine and Philosophy, during which he fainted. They carried him home, and he never went out again. Three days later, he died.
In Lope de Vega's time, the Seminary of the Escoceses was located on Calle Jacometrezo. The building was demolished upon opening the Gran Vía, and they gave them this building.

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