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  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Lujanes House and Tower. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Villa 2. 28005. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. In Plaza de la Villa you will find the Lujanes Tower House, a palace from the 15th Century built in Mudejar style using brick and masonry on the façade. It has an irregular floor plan and a large central patio. The main feature is the tower, whic…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Santa María la Real de la Almudena Cathedral. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Mayor 90. 28013. Madrid. E-mail: informacion@catedraldelaalmudena.es. http://www.catedraldelaalmudena.es/. At the end of the 19th Century building work was started on the Almudena Cathedral which was constructed on the site of the old Santa María la Mayor church to honour the patron virgin of …