Gardens of Lerma

(Block between San Jerónimo and the Plaza de las Cortes)

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In a block spanning San Jerónimo, Prado, Calles de Huertas, Jesús, Cervantes, San Agustín and the Plaza de las Cortes was the Palace of the Duke of Medinaceli and Lerma, with its splendid gardens. There, the nobleman frequently organized parties. At one, on November 3, 1619, Lope's play El premio de la hermosura was performed (however, Menéndez Pelayo dates the performance in 1614 in the city of Lerma).

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