Built by Cosimo I de' Medici around 1548, the stables were designed by the architect Nicolò Pericoli, known as Il Tribolo, a pupil of Michelangelo. The building is of a considerable size, around 3400 square meters. Designed in the form of a basilica, the stables offered space for as many as 200 horses along with their carers.
The stables were recently restored with great care and are now used as an exhibit space and conference center. They also hold the library and the Tourist Information Office.
Source: Prato APT