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Architecture of Madrid

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...

09 December 2009

1917 – Palacio de Comunicaciones, Madrid

Architect: Antonio Palacios The most prominent of the buildings at the Plaza de Cibeles is the Palacio de Comunicaciones. The cathedral-like landmark was built between 1905 and 1917 by Antonio Palacios as the...

09 December 2009

1931 – Las Ventas, Madrid

Las Ventas bull ring is situated in the barrio Guindalera in the district of Salamanca in Madrid. It was inaugurated on the 17th of June, 1931. It has a seating capacity of nearly...

09 December 2009

1956 – Arco de la Victoria, Madrid

The Arco de la Victoria (Arc of Triumph) is the work of architect Arregui and was erected in 1956 to honor the Spanish Army. It was built under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco...

09 December 2009

1996 – Puerta de Europa, Madrid

Architect: Pedro Senteri Cardillo & Johnson Burgee Each of the towers leans at an angle of 15º. They mark they beginning of the Madrid business district. Larger than they look, they are 114...

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...

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

1993 – Catedral de la Almudena, Madrid

Architect: Francisco de Cubas, Fernando Chueca Goitia & Carlos Sidro Carlos V was the first king to express an interest in constructing a cathedral in Madrid, but it wasn’t until 1883, when Alfonso...

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...

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