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Centro de Conde Duque

  • Conde Duque 9 and 11 Map It
  • Malasaña
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 06/18/2014

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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 250 yards 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 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:

Conde Duque 9 and 11, Madrid, 28004, Spain

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Phone:

915-885–834;

Sight Details:

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

Updated 06/18/2014

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