Madrid de los Austrias is the name given to the old city. It is spread out from the primitive medieval streets to the city urban expansion initiated by the House of Austria, from the reigns of Charles I and, especially, of Philip II, who, in 1561, established the Court in Madrid.

Estimated stroll in the Habsburg `s Madrid: The Madrid of the 16th and 17th centuries including the stories, anecdotes, sites, buildings, etc.. Plaza de Oriente, Calle Bailen, Calle Mayor, Plaza and Casa de la Villa, Casa de Cisneros, Lujanes Tower, Elbow Street, Convent of Carboneras, San Miguel Market, Plaza Mayor, etc..