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Architecture of Spain

09 October 2009

1718 – Iglesia de San Idelfonso, Toledo, Spain

Known as the Jesuits’ church because it was built by this religious order and as “San Juan Bautista” because it used to be the parish church of St. John the Baptist. It is...

06 October 2009

1728 – La Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos, Seville

Architect: Ignacio Sala & Diego Bordick Deverez The main building of University of Seville is known as the “Old Tobacco Factory”, because of the building’s original use. Built in the 18th century, Seville’s...

03 December 2009

1732 – Església de Betlem, Barcelona

Situated along Las Ramblas, the Església de Betlem has a magnificently baroque exterior in stark contrast to the austerity of other churches in Barcelona. The building was formerly part of a larger Jesuit...

07 October 2009

1734 – Palacio de San Telmo, Seville, Spain

This magnificent palace was built in 1682 to serve as a marine university, training ships, pilots, navigators and high ranking officers. It is named after St. Telmo, the patron saint of navigators. In...

09 December 2009

1755 – Palacio Real, Madrid

Architect: Juan Bautista Sachetti Although the Royal family do not reside here, the Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid) remains the official residence of the Spanish monarchy and is used for...

09 December 2009

1769 – Puerta de Alcala, Madrid

Architect: Francisco Sabatini The Puerta de Alcalá was originally constructed in 1599 to welcome doà±a Margarita de Austria (wife of King Felipe III) to Madrid. Unfortunately, what was good enough for doà±a Margarita...

09 December 2009

1790 – Casa de la Panaderia, Madrid

The Plaza Mayor stands where Arab merchants once set up an extensive marketplace of stalls on the bed of a dry lake outside the city walls of Madrid. In the sixteenth century, Philip...

09 October 2009

1790s – University of Castile La Mancha Vice Chancellor’s Building, Toledo, Spain

Architect: Ignacio Haan This is one of the few major buildings in Toledo designed entirely by one architect. Designed as a regional university at the end of the 18th century the facade features...

09 October 2009

17th C – Consulado del Mar, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Close to “La Lonja”, with an outstanding Renaissance gallery of 17th century. Today this building is the seat of the autonomous government.