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Architecture of Spain

04 December 2009

1883 – Casa Vicens, Barcelona

Architect: Antoni Gaudí Between 1878 and 1880, Seà±or Manuel Vicens i Montaner commissioned Gaudí to build a house on the lot that he inherited from his mother in 1877. Gaudí’s original plans are...

09 December 2009

1887 – Mausoleum of Alfonso XII, Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid

Architect: Ricardo Velázquez Bosco Within the park is the Estanque del Retiro, a large artificial lake. Next to the lake is the Mausoleum of Alfonso XII, featuring a semicircular collonade and a statue...

09 December 2009

1887 – Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid

Architect: Ricardo Velázquez Bosco The Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat) is a large and popular, 140 hectare park in Madrid, Spain not far from the Prado Museum. Once outside...

04 December 2009

1890 – Palau Güell, Barcelona

Architect: Antoni Gaudí Palau Güell, or Guell Palace, was the first of many commissions that Antoni Gaudí received from Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi (1846-1918) a leading industrialist who later became the Count of...

09 December 2009

1892 – Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

Architect: Alberto de Palacio Elissagne & Gustave Eiffel The station was Madrid’s first railway station. It was inaugurated on 9 February 1851 under the name Estación de Mediodía (South Station). After the building...

06 October 2009

1892 – Ayuntamiento de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Architect: Joaquin de Rucoba Officially inaugurated on April 17, 1892., the stairs of the city hall mark the official height of the city, exactly 7 meters above sea level. In the 1920′s there...

07 October 2009

1893 – Pavilion, Maria Luisa Park, Seville, Spain

Most of the grounds that form Maria Luisa Park, were formerly the gardens of the Palace of San Telmo, and were donated in 1893 for use as a public park. Starting in 1911,...

04 December 2009

1899 – Casa Calvet, Barcelona

Architect: Antoni Gaudí Casa Calvet was erected between 1898 and 1900 for the Calvets, a family of textile industrialists. It was built with offices on the ground floor, though the space now hosts...

04 December 2009

1900 – Casa Amatller, Barcelona

Architect: Puig i Cadafalch Part of the “Mançana de la Discà²rdia” or “Block of Discord”, the Casa Amatller is beside the Casa Lleó Morera and the Casa Batlló. This building with its stepped...