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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • San Antonio de los Alemanes Church. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Puebla 22. 28004. Madrid. http://www.turismomadrid.es/patrimoniohistorico/linea3/callao/iglesia-de-san-antonio-de-los-alemanes. The church has an ellipsoidal plan, built by the architect Pedro Sánchez, since 1624 as a compliment to the Hospital de Portugueses, created by Felipe III in 1606. Af…

  • San Jerónimo el Real Church. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Moreto 4. 28014. Madrid. E-mail: despacho@sanjeronimoelreal.es. http://www.sanjeronimoelreal.es. At the end of the 15th Century the San Jerónimo church and an annexed palace were built under the orders of the Catholic Monarchs. Being in the outskirts of Madrid at that time, the monarchs appoin…

  • Virgen de las Angustias or Alpagés Church. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle del Principe s/n. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. www.aranjuez.es. The church was built by Cristóbal Rodríguez de Xarama on top of the old church of Alpajés, erected in 1681. Its classicism is a result of the influence of the school of Madrid. This church was built with exposed brick and white stone.…

  • San Carlos Hospital in Aranjuez. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle de la Concha s/n. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. www.aranjuez.com. Charles III ordered the hospital to be built under the control of Manuel Serrano in the 18th century and it was extended during the reign of Isabel II. It served as hospital for employees of the royal family and residents of Aranjuez…

  • 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…

  • Royal Palace. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Bailén s/n. 28001. Madrid. Tel.: +34 914548800 | +34 914548803 | Fax.: +34 915426947 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. http://www.patrimonionacional.es/Home/Palacios-Reales/Palacio-Real-de-Madrid.aspx. The home of kings. Madrid's Royal Palace was built in the 18th century by order of Phili…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Royal Palace in Aranjuez. Aranjuez.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Parejas s/n. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918921532 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. www.patrimonionacional.es. A royal residence. Work on this palace, along with the adjoining monuments, was begun by Philip II and completed by Charles III of Spain, and as a result it displays a …

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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: info@patrimonionacional. www.patrimonionacional.es. The Monastery of El Escorial was the first example of the architectural style which came to be known as Herrerian after its creator, Ju…