Madrid Sights

Centro de Conde Duque

  • Calle Conde Duque 9 and 11 Map It
  • Malasaña

Published 08/18/2015

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Built by Pedro de Ribera in 1717–30 to accommodate the Regiment of the Royal Guard, this imposing building has gigantic proportions (the facade is 750 feet long) and was used as a military academy and an astronomical observatory in the 19th century. A fire damaged the upper floors in 1869, and after some decay it was partially renovated and turned into a cultural and arts center, with a contemporary art museum and temporary art exhibitions in some of its spaces, including the public and historical libraries. In summer, concerts are held outside in the main plaza.

Sight Information

Address:

Calle Conde Duque 9 and 11, Madrid, 28004, Spain

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Phone:

91-588–5834

Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sat. 10–2 and 5:30–9, Sun. 10:30–2 (exhibitions only)

Published 08/18/2015

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