Linares Palace is in a privileged location in Madrid. Its façades give onto the Plaza de Cibeles Square, Recoletos Avenue and Alcalá Street. Construction began on the building in 1873, by order of the Marquis of Linares. It is now home to the Casa de América, and its rooms serve as a venue for a range of cultural activities.
This palace building is neo-Baroque in style and French in inspiration. Its main façade is outstanding, spectacular, with three entrance doors crowned by balconies. The interior features a wealth of decoration by such prestigious artists as Jerónimo Suñol, creator of the stunning marble banister on the staircase in the hall. Other important areas of the building include the ballrooms, the Hall of Mirrors, the chapel, Dolls’ House and the garden.
Artistic period: Romanticism
Historic period: 19th century
Paseo de Recoletos 2
28001 Madrid (Madrid)http://www.casamerica.es
Saturdays and Sundays, guided tours at 11am, midday and 1pm. Closed: 1-31 August.
Children under 12 years.
Disabled persons: Admission free
Guided tours by prior appointment. Call +34 902400222.
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