A Place in the Time

La Capilla de la Bolsa is located in Madrid ́s historic quarter, next to the Plaza Mayor, in La calle de la Bolsa, formerly known as Las Leñeras ́ street, in reference to the timber (leña) kept there by the Inquisition to burn heretics at the stake.

The building that houses La Capilla de la Bolsa, was in the Middle Ages the hermitage of Santa Cruz, which has been linked to the legendary order of the Templar Knights, crusader warriors whose ultimate mision was to project the sacred places and holy symbols of primitive Christianism. The city ́s historical archives also identify building as the assembly hall for the first masonic lodge in Spain.

From the 18th Century onwards the activities taking place in the building remain omniously mysterious: some of the owners apper in the records as “anonymous”. It is said to have been used for private and secular activities, eventually becoming the location for Madrid ́s first Stock and Commodity Exchange.

The building lay abandoned for most of the 19th Century and lay derelict until it was reopened to the public as a restaurant 20 years ago. Tty, after being extensively renovated, it reopens as La Capilla de la Bolsa.

Its architecture, in particular the great baroque vault and the original columns, have been preserved so our guest can enjoy an atmosphere that evokes centurias of History.

La Capilla

A classic style under the vault has stayed. There is a Steinweg gran piano at the main room to offer live music. The ilumination change the environment every few minutes.

Tentaciones

Its style Art Decó, creates a propitius space to enjoy a more informal evening. Its amplitude and design makes the place suitable for events and cocktails.

Monseñor

Evokes an English ambience next to the Lucernario, with a French fireplace and an interesting engraving collection of old churchs from Madrid.

Abadesa

It walls are covered with panels of green onyx from Pakistán and with butterfly lamps made exclusively for this room.

Obispo

Private cosy place with silver walls, melted aluminium furniture and a fresco painted by a sicilian artist.

Lucernario

Golden atmosphere in this classical room, where it is worth mentioning his beautiful female portraits inspired in the greco-roman culture.

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