La Puebla de Montalbán
Puebla de Montalbán
An old noble town whose historic past has left it major monuments, such as the main square, where you will find the church of Nuestra Señora de la Paz and the palace of the Duchess of Osuna, from the 15th century. Other outstanding buildings are the tower of San Miguel, the only remains of the old church, built in 1604; and the church and convent of San Francisco, founded in 1560 and erected in the Renaissance style with baroque alterations. Equally interesting are the monastery of La Concepción, founded in 1522, whose church is plateresque with Italian influences and contains on its high altar a panel of the Ecce Homo from the Spanish school of the 15th century; the hospital of La Caridad, from the 16th century, which is currently a library; and the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, built between 1733 and 1743 in the baroque style, which houses fresco paintings on the choir, dome and main chapel. On the outskirts of the city and spanning the river Tagus is a bridge with 11 arches, built in the 16th century and remodelled in the 17th century.