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The house where the romantic poet José Zorrilla was born on February 21, 1817 is a house structured on two floors, ground and main, which houses ten rooms that recreate the romantic atmosphere of the nineteenth century in which the poet's life developed. In fact, the house corresponds to a wing of the old palace of the Marquis of Revilla, built in the sixteenth century, of unknown author, whose property came to the aristocrat by marriage, being its first owners the Infantes of Granada, Juan and Hernando, half-brothers of King Boabdil, whose estate was established there precisely in the sixteenth century.
At present, half of the house is preserved as it was distributed at the beginning of the 19th century: it corresponds to the upper or main floor, which has the most noble rooms of the home: family bedrooms, living rooms, dining room and desk. The unpreserved part corresponds to the first floor and the basement. It was made up of the rooms used for the house's administration: kitchen, dining room, grocery room, etc., which today is a space used for the museum's administrative work.
The poet's family lived in this house from approximately 1815 to 1824, where Zorrilla spent his early childhood, a house that would punctually welcome the poet in some moments of his life after 1866, after his return from his long stay in Mexico.
The house of the famous poet José Zorrilla was constituted as a house-museum in 1982, becoming dependent on an autonomous administrative body of the City of Valladolid, the Municipal Foundation of Culture, until 2007, the year of its last restoration, it passed to the Department of Education, Sports and Citizen Participation of the City Council itself. Since 2016 it has also housed the Municipal Center for Publications and Programs for the Promotion of Books. Currently the House depends on the Programming Department of the Municipal Foundation of Culture, its first and historical patron since the museum was organized.