Interactive viewer which, based on Pedro Texeira’s map of 1656 – the most detailed, meticulous and extensive of its time – allows you to explore the Madrid of the 17th century, where Miguel de Cervantes and other characters of the Golden Age lived. It is a map with different layers of information superimposed on the current map of Madrid, with different options (white background, street map, image), with the possibility of marking areas and points of interest, obtaining images or locating the houses of characters of the period (Cervantes, Velázquez, Lope de Vega, Góngora, Calderón de la Barca, Quevedo, Tirso de Molina…). Also parishes, convents, hospitals, fountains, parks, streets, squares, orchards and landscapes, city gates, the Royal Palace and other buildings of the nobility (Duke of Osuna, Maqueda, Pastrana…), among other information. By clicking on it, for each of the points indicated, a brief description of the place, the building, the spot, the personage, etc. is given, as well as a list of the references or bibliography from which this information has been obtained.
Project: 11. Science and culture as representation in Europe., 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Primary Education, Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Interactive viewer
Source: Instituto Geográfico Nacional
Owner: Francisco García González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Instituto Geográfico Nacional
Abstract: Interactive visualiser of the map of Madrid in the Golden Age