La Casa de las Torres (House of the Towers)

Casa de las Torres is a palace in the style of an urban tower palace (hence its popular name) and currently houses the School of Arts and Crafts of Úbeda, with studies of Artistic Cabinetmaking, Engraving and Stamping Techniques, Projects and Direction of Decoration Works and Bachelor of Arts. The palace is a space widely mentioned by Antonio Muñoz Molina in his work The Polish Horseman, novelizing the legend of “The Immured”, a female corpse discovered at the beginning of the 20th century after renovation works on the palace. The remains are assigned to Lady Ana de Orozco. According to legend, driven by revenge, her husband, Andrés Dávalos, dressed her in nun’s robes, placed a rosary in her hands and bricked her up alive. This could have happened by the middle of the 16th century.

“[…] he saw again the face of the Immured Lady in the House of Towers and her eyes, hallucinated by darkness and death, he saw his grandfather Manuel dressed in the uniform of the Assault Guard and thought that it was time to go back to Magina […] “

Antonio Muñoz Molina. The Polish Horseman.