Literally translated to mean "town hall", discount hotels near the Casa de la Villa in Madrid provide easy access to this imposing historical building. Originally constructed in 1640 by Juan Gómez de Mora, other architects added the outside shield adornments, portals and shields. Still used today, there are guided tours available through the Casa de la Villa on Mondays. Checking in with the staff at your budget hotel in Madrid near the Casa de la Villa is recommended, to confirm the tour times and special events that may be held in the facility.
While the outside of the Casa de la Villa is impressive with its decorative archways, massive central tower and detailed ornamentation, the inside rooms are also full of art, history and beauty. The Salón de Plenos is the major council chamber, while the Sala de la Carreta is home to historical and modern paintings of the mayors of the city. One very popular room is the Patio de Cristales, which has a series of busts of the famous Spanish writers and poets from the Golden Age of Spain that dates back to the 15th to 17th centuries.