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  • 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…

  • University of Alcalá de Henares, or College of San Ildefonso. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage


    … Plaza De San Diego s/n. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: visitas.guiadas@uah.es. www.visitasalcala.es. The birthplace of Cervantes. It was created by Cardinal Cisneros and given the name of College of San Ildefonso. The doorway is a fine example of the rich ornamentation of the purest Spani…

  • Teatro Real Theatre. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Oriente s/n. 28013. Madrid. E-mail: visitasguiadas@teatro-real.com. www.teatro-real.com. The Royal Theatre is located in Plaza de Oriente Square, and is one of the top opera houses in Europe due to its modern facilities and unrivalled acoustics. The building was started by Ferdinand VII in …

  • 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 …

  • San Isidro Royal Collegiate, Madrid. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Toledo 37. 28005. Madrid. Fax.: +34 914201782 | http://www.congregacionsanisidro.org/sede.htm. Jesuit Baroque. It is a clear example of what is called the Jesuit or 'preaching' Baroque. Its origins are in a small church which was rebuilt at the beginning of the 17th century by the Jesuit order…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Parish church of Santa Bárbara (convent of the Salesas Reales and former Royal Monastery of La Visitación). Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle General Castaños, 2. 28004. Madrid. http://www.parroquiadesantabarbara.es. Founded by Queen Bárbara de Braganza, the wife of King Ferdinand VI of Spain, the convent building is today the site of the Spanish Supreme Court. The monastery, founded as a school-residence for young nobles, was subse…

  • El Pardo Royal Palace. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Manuel Alonso s/n. 28048. Madrid. Fax.: +34 913761287 | +34 913760452 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. http://www.patrimonionacional.es/Home/Palacios-Reales/Palacio-Real-de-El-Pardo.aspx. An old royal residence. This Royal Palace in Madrid is on El Pardo Hill, which has almost 16,000 hect…

  • Plaza de Oriente Square. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Oriente s/n. 28013. Madrid. http://www.turismomadrid.es/monumentos/monumento/48. Without a doubt this is one of the most monumental and stunning architectural sites in Madrid due to its ideal location next to the Royal Palace and Royal Theatre. It is not to be missed. The first driving forc…

  • 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: secretaria.escorial@patrimonionacional.es. www.patrimonionacional.es. The Monastery of El Escorial was the first example of the architectural style which came to be known as Herrerian aft…

  • Debod Temple. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Ferraz, 1. 28008. Madrid. Fax.: +34 913541719 | http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/templo-de-debod/. Discover the Debod Temple, one of Madrid's most unusual monuments. This construction dates from the 2nd century BC, and, after centuries on Egyptian soil, was brought to Spain as a g…

  • Royal Monastery of La Encarnación. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Encarnación 1. 28013. Madrid. Fax.: +34 915426947 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. http://www.patrimonionacional.es/Home/Monasterios-y-Conventos/Real-Monasterio-de-la-Encarnacion.aspx.   This monastery in the Plaza de la Encarnación square was built in the 17th century by order of M…

  • 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…

  • San Francisco el Grande Basilica. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … San Buenaventura, 1. 28005. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/san-francisco-el-grande/. 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 c…

  • 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 …