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  • 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…

  • Casa del Labrador house in Aranjuez. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Reina -Jardín del Príncipe- s/n. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918921532 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. www.patrimonionacional.es. This house was built during the reign of Charles IV over a modest workers' house within the gardens of Aranjuez Palace, on the banks of the Tagus River…

  • 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…

  • Casa de la Entrevista house. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle San Juan, 4. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. www.turismoalcala.es. This was the church of the old monastery of San Juan de la Penitencia , founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1504. Its name ('the house of the interview') derives from the fact that this was where the first audience took place bet…

  • 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…

  • Virgen de las Angustias or Alpagés Church. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle del Principe s/n. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. www.aranjuez.es. The church was built by Cristóbal Rodríguez de Xarama on top of the old church of Alpajés, erected in 1681. Its classicism is a result of the influence of the school of Madrid. This church was built with exposed brick and white stone.…

  • San Carlos Hospital in Aranjuez. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle de la Concha s/n. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. www.aranjuez.com. Charles III ordered the hospital to be built under the control of Manuel Serrano in the 18th century and it was extended during the reign of Isabel II. It served as hospital for employees of the royal family and residents of Aranjuez…

  • Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage


    … Calle Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918907818 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional. www.patrimonionacional.es. The Monastery of El Escorial was the first example of the architectural style which came to be known as Herrerian after its creator, Ju…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Universes of Cervantes Visitor Centre. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Cervantes s/n. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. www.turismoalcala.es. This visitor centre is dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes. It is located in one of the most symbolic sites associated with the figure of Miguel de Cervantes in the city: the chapels of Antezana and El Oidor. They stand on …

  • Alcalá de Henares Town Hall. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Cervantes 12. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: info@alcaladehenares.es. www.ayto-alcaladehenares.es. The Town Hall building was once the old San Carlos Borromeo college-convent, also known as “Los Agonizantes”. In 1870 it became the Town Hall. The façade is eclectic in style and th…

  • Cathedral of Santos Niños Justo y Pastor in Alcalá de Henares.. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle de la Tercia s/n. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: catedraldealcala@gmail.com. www.visitascatedraldealcala.org. The church was built on the site where the children from Alcalá, Justo and Pastor, were said to have been martyred. The original structure was an old collegiate church which…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • La Imagen Carmelite Convent, Alcalá de Henares. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Imagen. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. www.turismoalcala.es. Founded in 1563 by the blessed Sister María de Jesús, under the patronage of Doña Leonor de Mascareñas, governess of Felipe II. The design of this Renaissance building's façade is attributed to Alonso de Covarrubias. The façade is…

  • 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…

  • 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


    … Carretera M604, Km 27. 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, …

  • 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…

  • Royal Convent of San Pascual. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Rey, 57. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. www.patrimonionacional.es. The Italian architect Francisco Sabatini also worked on the Royal Residence of Aranjuez, where he left this convent commissioned by King Charles III of Spain. The Convent of San Pascual Bailón was designed by Francisco Sabatini, who …

  • 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…

  • Casas de Oficios and Casas de Infantes buildings. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Floridablanca, 3 y 5. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. E-mail: info@sanlorenzoturismo.org. www.sanlorenzoturismo.org. Premises adjoining the monastery of El Escorial. Both architectural compounds are perfectly integrated with the architectural style of the monastery of El Escorial. T…


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