"We just had to make the dragon fly again. The property has so much history that we didn't need to create one. It has so much character, so much atmosphere and so much energy that we fell in love with it from day one. The dragon is Madrid. We wanted to create a place for visitors as it has been for many centuries. We were able to count on partners and a team who understood our vision. This is how we have been able to bring life back to the Posada. And the good thing is that we know that we are only a step in its history. And that every visitor can also write his own"😊
What is known today as the Posada del Dragón was once one of the areas that formed part of the Christian wall. The remains of the wall, a marble bathtub, a basin and a wooden staircase can still be seen under the windows.
It was an “Alhóndiga” (municipal granary, a place where bread was stored and where its distribution and sale was regulated). It was also owned by the Villa de Madrid and dates back to the time of the Catholic Monarchs. History says that it housed merchants, handsome swordsmen and humble squires and its name comes from the mythical dragon that guarded Puerta Cerrada.
1868 - The Marquis of Cubas, also known as the architect Francisco de Cubas, renovated this place as a guesthouse.
1910 - The original building was demolished and rebuilt, where it became known as accommodation for traders from the Rastro and suppliers from the nearby La Cebada market. At that time, there was such a hustle and bustle of travellers that the post office and stagecoach companies established stops for their carriages and, in time, for buses in this street, such as the one bound for San Martín de Valdeiglesias, which was located in this Posada del Dragón.
2010 - Oscar and Lars, the current managers of the hotel, have revived the hotel and turned it into a boutique hotel exclusive in design, unique in style and with its own personality. "It has been a long, hard, funny, rough, intriguing but above all rewarding road. We have been lucky enough to be able to write history, the history of Madrid, Posada del Dragón and La Antoñita".
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