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Architecture of Spain

09 December 2009

1850 – Teatro Real, Madrid

Architect: Cuatodio Moreno Madrid’s Teatro Real on the Plaza de Oriente is the home of the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Choir as well as invited soloists, conductors and visiting opera companies from around...

09 October 2009

1854 – Plaza de Zocodover, Toledo, Spain

Architect: Santiago Martín Ruiz A square from medieval times, in 1854 an ambitious project under the guidence of Santiago Martín Ruiz, reorganised thesquare, transforming it into a rectangular arcaded space.

04 December 2009

1859 – Plaça de Reial, Barcelona

Architect: Francesc Daniel Molina A fine nineteenth century square inserted into the fabric of the old town. The buildings with their identical facades have arcaded ground floors and ironwork balconies. Several entrances to...

13 July 2010

1860 – Plaza de Toros, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Sebastián Monleón A a large, impressive structure in the style of a Roman Coliseum by Sebastián Monleón, built between 1850-1860, the bullring is 18 metres high and the ring has a diameter...

04 December 2009

1876 – Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona

Architect: Josep Mª Cornet i Mas A fine iron and glass structure set in what was an open space surrounded by collonaded arcades.

03 December 2009

1876 – Mercat del Born, Barcelona

Architect: Josep Fontseré A fine iron structure, the former Mercat del Born is now closed for restoration.

09 October 2009

1880s – Escuela de Arte, Toledo, Spain

Architect: Arturo Melida Created in the 19th Century for the training of artists and crafstmen in the city of Toledo, by architect Arturo Melida. It was later necessary to enlarge the school, making...

06 October 2009

1881 – Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Seville, Spain

This magnificent bullring is considered to be one of the finest in Spain and is one of the oldest in the world. The building, with its impressive Baroque façade, dates from 1762 -1881...

04 December 2009

1882 – Temple de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona

Architect: Antoni Gaudí Estimated to be completed by 2041, the Temple de la Sagrada Família is under construction since 1882. Two years after the foundation stone was laid, Gaudi took control of the...