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Architecture of Spain

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 – 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...

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 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

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

1643 – Palacio de Santa Cruz, Madrid

Architect: Juan Bautista Crescendi The Palacio de Santa Cruz was built between 1629 and 1643 by Juan Bautista Crescendi. The palace originally served as the royal prison. Many waited here for the verdict...

09 December 2009

Templo de Debod, Madrid

This authentic Egyptian temple was built in the fourth century B.C. at the village of Debod, near the sacred temple island of Philae. The Debod Temple was dedicated to the gods Amon and...