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  • 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, …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • San Antonio de la Florida Shrine. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Glorieta de San Antonio de la Florida 5. 28008. Madrid. Fax.: +34 917011686 | E-mail: sanantonio@madrid.es . http://www.esmadrid.com/es/la-florida. The building of the hermitage was commissioned by Carlos IV under the supervision of the Italian architect Filippo Fontana in 1792. The sculpture of San…

  • Círculo de Bellas Artes academy. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle de Alcalá 42 (Esq. C/ del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2). 28014. Madrid. E-mail: info@circulobellasartes.com . www.circulobellasartes.com. This impressive building in the Calle de Alcalá was designed by the architect Antonio Palacios and offers a prime example of Madrid's cultural life. Work on the…

  • 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…

  • Cibeles Fountain. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Cibeles s/n. 28014. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/es/cargarAplicacionInfoTuristica.do?identificador=68. This fountain is the most important symbol of Madrid. It was built at the end of the 18th Century under the orders of King Carlos III. It was designed by architect Ventura Rodríguez …

  • Neptune Fountain. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo s/n. 28014. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. The Neptune Fountain is on Paseo del Prado. Under the orders of King Carlos III, sculptor Juan Pascual de Mena began to build this marble statue in 1780. In 1786 his disciple José Rodríguez finished off the project, which represents…

  • Las Comendadoras de Santiago Convent. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de las Comendadoras 10. 28015. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/es/cargarAplicacionInfoTuristica.do?identificador=293. The Convent was founded thanks to Felipe IV, in the year 1650. The works were designed by the architects Manuel and José del Olmo. The church plan deviates from Jesuit typology…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Regional Government of Madrid (Old Post Office Building). Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Puerta del Sol 7. 28013. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. This impressive 18th century building (constructed between 1766 and 1768, during the reign of Charles III) is an outstanding monument in Puerta del Sol Square. It is currently home to the Regional Government of Madrid, although it was originally the…

  • Puerta del Sol Square. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Puerta del Sol s/n. 28013. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. Puerta del Sol is one of the nerve centres of Madrid. The first buildings surrounding this area were begun in the 16th Century, although the square took on the importance it holds today with the construction of the Casa de Correos buil…

  • San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Alcalá 13. 28014. Madrid. Fax.: +34 91-524 10 34 | E-mail: museo@rabasf.org. http://rabasf.insde.es.   It was created during the reign of Philip II of Spain, and was originally located in the Casa de la Panadería. In 1774 it moved to its current location in the Calle Alcalá, in the Goyeneche P…

  • Plaza Mayor square. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza Mayor s/n. 28012. Madrid. http://www.turismomadrid.es/component/guides/monumento/49. Plaza Mayor is a symbol of Madrid and must not be missed. Building work began on this huge open area in the city centre in the 17th Century under the orders of Felipe III, whose bronze equestrian statue adorns…

  • Puerta de Toledo Gate. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Glorieta de la Puerta de Toledo s/n. 28005. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. Nineteen metres tall and opened in 1827, this is the most recent monumental gate built in Madrid. The impressive granite construction was started in 1812 under the orders of Joseph Bonaparte. One year later, after the withdrawal o…

  • 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 Academy of History. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle del León 21. 28014. Madrid. Fax.: +34 913694636 | E-mail: secretaria.rah@rah.es. www.rah.es. The building was constructed by Juan de Villanueva in 1788, to house the site of the Casa de Nuevo Rezado of the Hieronymite monks. It is a Neoclassic style building of great simplicity.Outside and wor…

  • Puerta de Alcalá Gate. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Independencia s/n. 28001. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. This is one of the most well-known monuments in Madrid. Built between 1769 and 1778 under the orders of King Carlos III, it was designed by Francisco Sabatini and erected as a triumphal arch to celebrate the arrival of the monarch at th…

  • Toledo Bridge. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Glorieta del Marqués de Vadillo s/n. 28019. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/es/cargarAplicacionInfoTuristica.do?identificador=50. The present bridge was built on the site of a former bridge, destroyed by floods.Built in the 18th century by Pedro de Ribera. Made up of nine semicircular arches.Built o…

  • Casa de América (Linares Palace). Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Paseo de Recoletos 2. 28001. Madrid. www.casamerica.es. 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 C…