Point of interest 3/6
Sacristy Street and Plaza de los Luceros
Audioguide in text
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The sacristy building is the one that gives its name to this street. It is entered through the first door on the left down the street and is used as a parish hall. It is notable for having a grille from 1760 made entirely by hand and without welding points.
The current parish priest’s house is the last house on the left, it was built in 1929 with its simple white facade, it was erected on what was an old cemetery that would be respected to the church in the disentailment of Mendizabal. In the last reform of the priest’s house a new grille was added to the other sacristy that communicates with this house, a grille identical to the previous one and that brings natural light for the first time to this ecclesiastical dependency.
Going down Sacristía Street we arrive at the Plaza de los Luceros. In the middle of this small square there was a house bordered by a road that went down to Doctor José Antonio García Ramos Street, formerly known as Andalucía Street. That house was ordered to be demolished by the doctor of the area, Don Tomas García, great-grandfather of María del Saliente, a famous neighbor and admired health professional in the region, with the intention of opening the square to give more value to the surrounding stately homes. The square was then known as the placeta de don Tomás. Some of the houses in this square still have the same structure as when they were built in the 19th century with beautiful interior patios.
Curious, isn’t it? How they maintain these houses over the years. Well, pay attention to the following story. You will like to know some stories about our next destination, Cruz Street, or as it was known for many years, Hermanos Valles Street.