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  • Manzanares el Real Castle. Manzanares el Real.

    Art | Monuments


    … Embalse del Manzanares s/n. 28410. Manzanares El Real. Manzanares el Real. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918527582 | www.manzanareselreal.org. The fortress was founded by the first Marquis of Santillana, Íñigo López de Mendoza. It is built on the site of an old Romanesque-Mudejar shrine, remains of which can st…

  • Castle of Buitrago del Lozoya. Buitrago del Lozoya.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza del Castillo. 28730. Buitrago del Lozoya. Madrid. E-mail: turismo@buitrago.org. www.buitrago.org.   It is located at one end of the walled enclosure. It was built between the 14th and 15th centuries in the Mudéjar style, using brick and masonry work. It is almost square in shape and is fortifi…

  • Corral de Comedias theatre. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Cervantes, 15. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: gestiondeaudiencias@teatroabadia.com. www.corraldealcala.com. The Corral de Comedias theatre in Alcalá de Henares is one of the oldest in Spain. It still conserves the various architectural elements that are evidence of its long histo…

  • Laredo Palace. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Paseo de la Estación, nº 10, 28801. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: visitas.guiadas@uah.es. www.turismoalcala.es. An architectural and decorative flight of fancy in a building that was conceived as a 'complete work' by the architect, Manuel José de Laredo. Laredo Palace is a mixture of arc…

  • House of Hippolytus. Complutum archaeological site. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Avenida de Madrid, s/n. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: redpatrimonio@ayto-alcaladehenares.es. www.alcalavirtual.es. The Roman city on which the town of Alcalá de Henares originally stood was called Complutum. In the area nearby stands the House of Hippolytus, which formed part of a large estate …

  • Alcalá de Henares Main Street. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Mayor. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. www.turismoalcala.es. This street, which begins at the church of Santos Niños, was conceived as a major artery in the 12th century. As it was then, it is now still a busy commercial area. Along the street we see porches that are supported by 19th-centur…

  • Bustarviejo Silver Mine. Bustarviejo.

    Art, Nature | Monuments, Tourism caves


    … Mina de Plata de Bustarviejo. 28720. Bustarviejo. Madrid. www.bustarviejo.org. Mining heritage in the Region of Madrid. Surrounded by an amazing natural environment on the Sierra de Guadarrama, this ancient silver mine is an authentic underground gem, a rare trace of historical eras. It was one of t…

  • Monastery of Santa María del Paular. Rascafría.

    Art | Monuments


    … 28741. Paular, El. Rascafría. Madrid. http://monasteriopaular.com/. El Paular was the first monastery in Castile, founded in 1390 by order of John I of Spain. The site underwent a constant process of evolution at the hands of the architects Juan Guas, Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, Francisco Hurtado and V…

  • Episcopal Palace of Alcalá de Henares. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Cardenal Sandoval y Rojas, s/n. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: otcervantes@ayto-alcaladehenares.es. www.turismoalcala.es. The palace was the residence of the archbishops of Toledo from the 13th until the 19th century. In 1939 it was seriously damaged by fire, and not only a valuable…

  • Benedictine Abbey of Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art | Monuments


    … Carretera de Guadarrama/El Escorial. 28209. Cuelgamuros. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918905544 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. www.patrimonionacional.es. Carved out of the rock. A grandiose funeral monument built between 1940 and 1956 in memory of the victims of the 1936 Span…

  • Shrine of the Virgen de Gracia. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art | Monuments


    … Finca de la Herrería, s/n. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. E-mail: info@sanlorenzoturismo.org. www.sanlorenzoturismo.org. A small shrine in the magnificent Herrería park. The shrine of the Virgen de Gracia is located near the monastery of El Escorial, and set in the magnificent natural sp…

  • Casita del Príncipe (Prince’s House) or the Casita de Abajo (Lower House). San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art | Monuments


    … Jardín de los Moes, s/n. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. E-mail: info@patrimonionacional. www.patrimonionacional.es. A space for the Court to meet. The Prince’s House, also known as “the Lower House” (or “Casita de Abajo”), was built by Juan de Villanueva. Its decoration is of particularl…

  • Casita del Infante (Infante’s House) or Casita de Arriba (Upper House) in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art | Monuments


    … Paseo de Carlos III, s/n. (Carretera M-665). 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918907818 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional. www.patrimonionacional.es. A hunting lodge. This small hunting lodge was built to blend with its natural environment. It was designed by Juan de Villanueva a…

  • Escorial-María Cristina Royal University. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art | Monuments


    … Paseo de los Alamillos, 2. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. www.rcumariacristina.com. Private university that joined forces with the Monastery of San Lorenzo of El Escorial. It was founded towards the end of the nineteenth century. It is a private university that joined forces with the Mon…

  • Royal Coliseum of Charles III. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Floridablanca, 20. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. E-mail: teatro.coliseocarlos3@madrid.org. www.madrid.org/clas_artes/teatros/carlosIII/index.html. A centre of culture. Today, the Royal Colosseum is dedicated to plays and concert cycles. The Royal Colosseum of Carlos III was entrus…

  • Casa de Oficios y Caballeros House in Aranjuez. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de San Antonio. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. E-mail: turismo@aranjuez.es. http://aranjuez.com/. This building is attached to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. It was built in the 16th century, under the reign of Felipe II. Juan de Herrera was commissioned to do the work, following the designs of Gómez…

  • Los Infantes House in Aranjuez. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de San Antonio. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. E-mail: turismo@aranjuez.es. http://aranjuez.com/. The building was erected on the initiative of Charles III in the 18th century. The work was commissioned to Juan de Villanueva, but it was finally carried out by Manuel Serrano. This is a civil building…

  • Salón Cervantes Theatre. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Cervantes, s/n. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. www.alcalacultura.es.   Built in 1888, this is one of the city's two theatres. It has a rectangular floor plan, and both the façade and the interior were remodelled in 1925 and subsequently refurbished in 1989. It offers a varied programme of e…

  • Cuchilleros Arch. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza Mayor 9. 28012. Madrid. Cuchilleros Arch (17th Century) is one of the most popular entrances to Plaza Mayor, a captivating area of Madrid. It is a large entrance which connects the square to La Cava de San Miguel, a street full of bars and restaurants. The arch was built to compensate for the …

  • Bank of Spain. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle de Alcalá 48. 28014. Madrid. The Bank of Spain is one of the Madrid's most emblematic buildings. It has a privileged location within the city - its façades give onto Plaza de Cibeles Square, Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá Street. It was built 1882-1891. The project was directed by architects…

  • San Francisco el Grande Basilica. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … San Buenaventura 1. 28005. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. San Francisco el Grande Church, a Classicist building from the 18th century, was built on an old convent which legend has was founded by San Francisco de Assisi in the 13th century. This new church was built by King Charles III of Spain; it was or…

  • National Library. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Paseo de Recoletos 20-22. 28071. Madrid. Fax.: +34 915775634 | E-mail: info@bne.es. www.bne.es. Between Madrid's Recoletos avenue and Serrano street, alongside Plaza de Colón Square, you will find the majestic National Library building. It has a rectangular floor plan and is neoclassical in style. W…

  • Casa de la Villa City Hall and Casa de Cisneros House. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Villa 4, 5. 28005. Madrid. http://www.turismomadrid.es/component/guides/monumento/7. In the heart of “Madrid de los Austrias” (Madrid of the Hapsburgs) there is a pretty and charming square called Plaza de la Villa which is home to a statue in honour of Álvaro de Bazán (19th Century). Al…

  • San Isidro Chapel in San Andrés Church. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de San Andrés 1. 28005. Madrid. http://www.turismomadrid.es/patrimoniohistorico/linea5/la-latina/capilla-del-obispo-e-iglesia-de-san-andres#prettyPhoto. The chapel is the only thing that remains of the church of San Andrés burnt in 1936. Built in the 17th century by the architect José de Villa…


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