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Architecture of Spain

13 July 2010

2004 – Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Queen Sophia Palace of the Arts is the final structure built of a grand City of Arts and Sciences concept designed by the Valencia-born and internationally known architect, Santiago Calatrava,...

13 July 2010

2000 – Prince Felipe Science Museum, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Set up by the Regional Government of Valencia, the City of Arts and Sciences has become an international landmark and the symbol of Valencia’s ambition to present an image to...

13 July 2010

1998 – L’Hemisfèric, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The planetarium L’Hermisfèric was the first section of the Valencia City of Arts and Sciences opened to the public. It represents a huge human eye that comes alive and opens...

13 July 2010

2006 – Veles e Vents, Valencia, Spain

Architect: David Chipperfield Architects The building and park were the social focal point for the 2007 America’s Cup. The building “Veles e Vents” – Sails and Winds – was completed within 11 months...

13 July 2010

2001 – L’Umbracle, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Located on the southern side of the City of Arts and Science, L’Umbracle, is a promenade with carparking underneath. The upper part comprises a long panoramic promenade, with a tree-lined...

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...