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  • 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…

  • 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. http://www.visitasalcala.es/index.php/es/que-visitar-es-2/palacio-laredo. An architectural and decorative flight of fancy in a building that was conceived as a 'complete work' by the architect, Manu…

  • 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…

  • Plaza de Oriente Square. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Oriente s/n. 28013. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/jardines-de-la-plaza-de-oriente/. 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 mis…

  • Plaza Mayor square. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza Mayor s/n. 28012. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/plaza-mayor-madrid/. 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 statu…

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

    Art | Monuments


    … Puerta del Sol 7. 28013. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/real-casa-de-correos/. 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 G…

  • Toledo Bridge. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Glorieta del Marqués de Vadillo s/n. 28019. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/puente-de-toledo/. 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 of granite ash…

  • Puerta del Sol Square. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Puerta del Sol s/n. 28013. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/puerta-del-sol/. 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…

  • Puerta de Toledo Gate. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Glorieta de la Puerta de Toledo s/n. 28005. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/puerta-de-toledo_45/. 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…

  • Puerta de Alcalá Gate. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Independencia s/n. 28001. Madrid. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/puerta-de-alcala/. 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 arc…

  • 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…

  • 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 Convent of San Pascual. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Rey, 75. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. www.aranjuez.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 also took …

  • Debod Temple. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Ferraz, 1. 28008. Madrid. Fax.: +34 913541719 | http://templodedebod.memoriademadrid.es/. 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 gift from Egypt. Transp…

  • 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…

  • 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. 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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. http://www.visitasalcala.es/index.php/es/que-visitar-es-2/capilla-san-ildefonso. The birthplace of Cervantes. It was created by Cardinal Cisneros and given the name of College of San Ildefonso. The doorway is a…

  • 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…

  • San Antonio de la Florida Shrine. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Glorieta de San Antonio de la Florida 5. 28008. Madrid. Fax.: +34 917011686 | E-mail: sanantoniodelaflorida@hotmail.es. http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/ermita-de-san-antonio-de-la-florida/. The building of the hermitage was commissioned by Carlos IV under the supervision of the Italian…