From the quiet little Plaza de las Ursulas, with the magnificent apse of the Anunciación Convent in the background, you will see the marvelous plateresque façade of Juan de Alava's 16th century mansion. In the 18th century there were lots of tales about the name of this enigmatic house, which has a history of violent deaths connected with jealousy and love affairs. This must have had something to do with the four skulls under the upper windows of the façade. To the right of the façade, you'll see the house where Miguel de Unamuno lived and died (Casa Museo de Unamuno). If you like taking photographs, do take one of these two houses, with the statue of Unamuno in front. You can't visit the house, as it is privately owned.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Bus: 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9