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  • Sorolla Museum. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle General Martínez Campos 37. 28010. Madrid. Fax.: +34 913085925 | E-mail: museo.sorolla@mecd.es. museosorolla.mcu.es. A tribute to the painter of natural light. It is housed in what was Sorolla's home and studio, and features numerous paintings by the artist. The museum will provide an insight …

  • National Museum of Natural Sciences. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2. 28006. Madrid. Fax.: +34 915645078 | E-mail: infor.edu@mncn.csic.es. www.mncn.csic.es. This museum conducts activities whose aim is to promote a greater awareness of the diversity of the natural world. It has over 6 million specimens in its collections, and this make…

  • Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle Serrano 122. 28006. Madrid. Fax.: +34 915617793 | E-mail: secretaria.fundacion@flg.es. www.flg.es. Art from all periods of history. It has an outstanding collection of paintings, with works by some of the great masters. The pieces in the museum were brought together by José Lázaro Galdiano, a …

  • Geological and Mining Museum:. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle Ríos Rosas 23. 28003. Madrid. Fax.: +34 913495830 | E-mail: m.geominero@igme.es. www.igme.es. It is located in the Spanish Geology and Mining Institute building. The museum aims to promote the wealth and diversity of geological and mining heritage. To this end it exhibits a collection of miner…

  • Christopher Columbus Monument. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Colón s/n (Jardines del Descubrimiento). 28001. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. The statue in honour of Cristopher Columbus was built between 1881 and 1885, to celebrate the marriage between Alfonso XII and María de las Mercedes from Orleáns. Made from white marble, the figure of Columbus is the …

  • National Museum of Romanticism. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle San Mateo, 13. 28004. Madrid. Fax.: +34 914456940 | E-mail: informacion.romanticismo@mcu.es. http://museoromanticismo.mcu.es/. Spanish Romanticism. This museum recreates the artistic and literary atmosphere as well as the customs and manners of the Romantic period. It contains an excellent col…

  • Wax Museum. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Paseo de Recoletos 41. 28004. Madrid. Fax.: +34 913080825 | E-mail: info@museoceramadrid.com. www.museoceramadrid.com. Art made of wax. A journey through history with waxwork figures. Exploring this museum is a good way to get acquainted with personalities, public figures or fictional characters who…

  • 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…

  • History Museum. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle Fuencarral 78. 28004. Madrid. Fax.: +34 917011686 | E-mail: smuseosm@madrid.es . www.munimadrid.es/museomunicipal. This museum houses an important collection which gives an idea of the evolution of Madrid both historically and from the perspective of its urban development. It is located in Cal…

  • 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…

  • National Archaeological Museum. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle Serrano, 13. 28001. Madrid. Fax.: +34 914316840 | E-mail: sugerencias.man@mecd.es. http://www.man.es/. The history of civilisations. Created by Queen Isabella II, it is located next to the National Library. The museum came into being at the end of the 19th century, and was designed to bring to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • Bauer Palace. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle San Bernardo 44. 28015. Madrid. http://www.turismomadrid.es/patrimoniohistorico/linea2/noviciado/palacio-de-bauer. The building was owned by the banking family, Bauer. It became a Conservatoire and is now the site of Madrid's Escuela Superior de Canto. Guided tours. by prior appointment..…

  • Buen Retiro Park. Madrid.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Plaza de la Independencia, 7. 28001. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com.   Located in the heart of Madrid, its origins date from the reign of Philip IV, when the Buen Retiro Palace was built by the Count-Duke of Olivares. The Astronomical Observatory and the Buen Retiro Royal Porcelain Factory were added duri…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • National Museum of Decorative Arts. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle Montalbán 12. 28014. Madrid. Fax.: +34 915232086 | E-mail: mnad@mnad.mcu.es. mnartesdecorativas.mcu.es. A recreation of bygone times. This was one of the first museums in Spain dedicated to decoration. It has up to 15,000 objects displayed throughout 60 rooms, and contains recreations of decor…

  • Royal Observatory Museum in Madrid. Madrid.

    Art | Museums


    … Calle Alfonso XII, 3. 28014. Madrid. E-mail: reservas.rom@cnig.es. http://www.ign.es/rom/visitas/index.jsp. One of the Observatory's locations is in the Villanueva Building, in Retiro Park. This centre has an important collection of antique instruments used for different purposes in astronomy and me…

  • Liria Palace. Madrid.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Princesa 20. 28008. Madrid. Fax.: +34 915410377 | E-mail: info@fundacioncasadealba.com. www.fundacioncasadealba.com. Art on the walls. The Liria Palace is the main residence of the Duchess of Alba, and on its walls hang one of the most important private collections of Spanish art. Gilbert, Ven…