At the end of the 14th century, the Ledesma Council had to meet in the Santa María la Mayor church to make public an exemption from the King, and years later they decided to acquire a few houses to build their seat. The quiet inner courtyard where the Tourist Office is located nowadays was built then, at the end of the 15th century.
The granite masonry façade shows two different parts: The ground floor, more decorated, features two doors with semi-circular arches, one of them is the entrance to the courtyard with Gothic columns, and the other one leads to a staircase that goes to the top floor. This floor has a long covered balcony with four semi-circular arches closed by José Delcraux’s glasswork and an iron grille balcony.
Towards the east there is a lower window which belongs to the former Royal Prison, and is part of the renovation carried out in the early 17th century.