Already in 1902 Pedro Poveda walked the streets of Madrid looking for support for his projects in Guadix. Later on, the streets witnessed his priestly ministry, his support of the Teresian Association, other activities, and finally his martyrdom in 1936.
Alameda Street was the place where he was detained. His confessional in the Church of Sacramento Street and the Chapel in Almudena Cathedral are places that remind us of his presence, as well as other addresses where Poveda wrote a large part of his work or drafted the Statutes of the Teresian Association.
A large part of 19th century Madrid has not experienced much change. The small, winding, warm streets of a provincial city still remain. When Poveda arrives in Madrid, he is a man with the responsibility of his Work in his hands who knows where he is going, and he finds a response. He sees the university grow, he sees the interest shown by dorm students and how they attend lectures at Ateneo. It is possible that he sees his idea regarding the development of women become a reality, particularly in Madrid. Also, during this time he engages in a variety of tasks and activities. Madrid is rich from the perspective of the Church, culture, politics, and social reality.