Room for eat

In Spanish Golden Age households, there was no space exclusively set aside as a dining room, but instead, tables were arranged in the areas where conversation took place, and were then removed once the meal was over.

The basic utensil was the spoon, but they ate almost all types of food using their fingers, and as a result, in noble households, after the dessert course was served, the servants came in with basins, perfumed water and towels so that the diners could wash their hands.

The room is decorated with several objects dating from the 16th and 17th centuries: the large table, set with two arrangements of fruit and dry leaves, the small writing cabinets and caskets, or the oil lamps and candelabra. 

A panel of ornamental tiles reproducing motifs of the Escorial Monastery was added once the restoration work in the museum had been completed, thus adding a decorative element traditional in houses of the era. The spacious Mudejar-style cupboard, typical of traditional furnishing, was restored and refurbished to accommodate the splendid Talavera dinner service dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, and also crockery from Villafeliche (Aragon) and Manises (Valencia).

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