Casa de los Reyes
Its two-storey neoclassical façade features traditional paneled windows and a tall central door. It also has an open balcony. Currently, the house has a hall whose ceiling is carved with all the kings who have reigned in Spain through the centuries and who give the house its name. In said hall, there are also three carved doors with landscape motifs from Icod de los Vinos, one of which leads to a central patio that gives access to the house. The House of the Kings was built in the XVl – XVII century.
History of the
Plaza de la Pila
Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest on November 26, 2002. Located in the center of the historic center of Icod de los Vinos, near the Drago Milenario. In 1631 a group of six residents of the place (with the military rank of captain) gathered at the house of Captain Marcos González Redondo and decided to build a square in this place. The captains act as representatives of the neighbors and once the deed is concluded, they submit it to the mayor of Icod on the first day of the month of September 1632. All the neighbors participated in the construction.
Full of traditions and history, it was in its beginnings, back in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Plaza Mayor of the nascent city, around which the mansions of the main noble families were built. Among them, the now famous one known as “CASA DE LOS REYES”, a name that it takes from its entrance hall since this house was the residence of a sculptor who carved on its roof the kings who have reigned in Spain through the centuries. At first this square was called the Constitution, a name that lasted until the Civil War when it was officially renamed Calvo Sotelo. With Democracy, the nineteenth-century name that it currently bears was rescued: Plaza de la Constitución. However, the official provisions have had no influence on the fact that since 1716 it has been popularly known as Plaza de la Pila, as a result of the installation of said fountain for the population’s water supply.