The Sibarist

Living in a 17th century palace



Spectacular property located in one of the palaces that are still standing in the Madrid of the Austrias, as if time had stopped in the 17th century. Historic heritage, exempt from Ibi, it was refurbished and divided into dwellings for exclusive residential use in the 1970s and retains all the original attributes such as the superb façade, the imposing carriage passage, the grand staircase and the magnificent central courtyard. It belonged to the Marquis of Villafranca, in its rooms Goya portrayed his wife, the Duchess of Alba, and it houses a section of the Arab wall.

Its seven balconies overlooking one of the most popular streets in the Palacio area, south facing, with a ceiling height of 4 and a half metres and spacious rooms. Totally exterior with three bedrooms and service area. A real privilege in the heart of the oldest district of the capital.

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We access the property through the hall that leads to the large living room with ceiling height of 4 m and a half and dining room in independent space. Large kitchen connected to the dining room with office, laundry room and complete service area with independent access. The property, totally exterior, has three large bedrooms, the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a comfortable loft which has been given different uses. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom.

Doorman with flat in the building, parking space in nearby building and split air-conditioning.


  • Reference THSSESMAD0264
  • Price 2000000
  • Built area 393 sqm
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Location Palacio-Austrias, Madrid


  • Air conditioning
  • Doorman
  • Individual heating
  • Parking space

One of the main attractions of the central area is undoubtedly the well-known Madrid de los Austrias. It is not a neighbourhood in itself, but it is delimited as a primitive medieval layout initiated by the House of Habsburg since Charles I and especially by Philip II.

In this area we can find one of the most historic monuments in the whole city.

This street, with its unmistakable medieval layout, is home to an important historical and artistic heritage, with old palaces from the 17th century such as the one that houses this house.

The shopping and restaurant offer is very good, with traditional restaurants and popular shops alongside other more avant-garde options.

The orientation of the property is south and it enjoys great luminosity due to its unobstructed views through seven huge balconies.
This property is located in a 17th century palace, a protected and exempt building in Ibi, which has reached our days practically intact, with an imposing carriage passageway, a large central courtyard and two floors with ceilings over four metres high. Unique opportunity to live in one of the iconic streets of the historic centre of the capital, in what was once the palace of the Villafranca family, where Goya portrayed the Duchess of Alba. With seven balconies, this totally exterior property has unobstructed views and is particularly bright.

The condition of the property is good, although it needs updating. The distribution is quite modern with living room and kitchen connected with service area and office. Three south facing bedrooms, all of them exterior. Rooms of great cubic capacity due to the height of the ceilings of 4 metres.

The protected and exempt building of Ibi, is in perfect state of conservation and maintains the original attributes, such as the magnificent façade, the entrance gate, the carriage passage, the great central staircase and the magnificent patio.

The palace was built on a section of the Arab wall that is still intact.

The Austrias neighbourhood is always a safe value, sustainable over time, due to its undoubted historical importance and the investment that has been made in recent times in the refurbishment and renovation of façades, streets and squares. This is a great opportunity to acquire a very unique property surrounded by art and history in a 17th century palace.
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