Real Casa de la Misericordia
The construction of this former hospital was ordered during the 18th century by Cardenal Lorenzana to serve as a residence for tradesmen as well as the unemployed, women and the poor, hence its official name, the Casa de Caridad y Misericordia or [the house of charity and mercy]. It currently houses the rector’s office of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.
Its exterior contains two remarkable façades: the first is dominated by a pediment with a stone representation of King Charles III’s coat of arms with the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and the rear façade is dominated by the coat of arms of Cardenal Lorenzana.
The building houses a former church containing a single nave and flat opposing wall, two magnificent cloisters, one of which contains a Mudejar arch pertaining to Ciudad Real’s Jewish quarter, unearthed in 1991, and a Talavera baseboard running along the entire hallway.
September 1 to July 31
Opening Times: 09:00 to 14:00 (Monday to Friday).
Saturday and Sunday closed
August 1 to August 31
926 29 53 00
Plaza de España, s/n, C.P. 13004