Inaugurated in 1804, it is a building of great historic and artistic value. In September 1810, it housed the first sessions of the Cortes Generales and Cortes Extraordinarias of the Parliament that gave rise to the first Spanish Constitution, for which its interior underwent a renovation. This building, declared a Constitutional Monument, has since then had several uses. It boasts the Royal title and was declared a Historic Monument in 1935.

The incorporation of the town of Real Isla de León into the Crown in 1729 and the transfer of the Naval Department to this city caused a population increase that made it necessary to build this place for citizens’ leisure and enjoyment at the time. But it was not until 1st April 1804 that the then Comedy Theatre or Coliseum of Comedies was inaugurated.

Thanks to future events, this place would have to become a Cradle of Freedom, since while on the outside there was a battle to reconquer the freedom stolen by the Napoleonic Imperial Army, on the inside it was done for the freedoms demanded by society at that time before the Old Regime: Civil Freedom, Private Property, Freedom of Expression and Equality before the Law, among other principles.

To perform this function, the interior of the building experienced a transformation with the help of Frigate Captain Antonio Prat and would become the site of the Seat of the Cortes Extraordinarias, with meetings starting on 24th September 1810.

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