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Plaza de Oriente Square

  • Plaza de Oriente square. Madrid © Turespaña

    Plaza de Oriente square. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Square

Date

Siglo XIX

Style

Neo-classical
Plaza de Oriente s/n
28013 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Without a doubt this is one of the most monumental and stunning architectural sites in Madrid due to its ideal location next to the Royal Palace and Royal Theatre. It is not to be missed. The first driving force behind the square was Joseph Bonaparte who proposed a large grassy area in front of the Palace. A few years later, in 1817, Fernando VII commissioned a new construction project but this could not go ahead. The final design was conceived when Isabel II came to the throne, by architect Narciso Pascual y Colomer.

The square was opened in 1844. In the same year the equestrian statue of Felipe IV was erected, the work of by the Italian Pedro Tacca in 1640, which stands at 12 metres tall and 17 in diameter. With its perfectly-designed gardens, the Plaza de Oriente has become a museum of sculptures due to the twenty figures of different Spanish monarchs that surround the area.

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Annual display at the Show Technology Centre. Madrid © INAEM. Ministerio Cultura

Sep 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2018

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Madrid
Advanced Diploma courses in Live Performance

Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre. Baptism Under Triglav, The Retrogarde Event, 1986 © Marco Modic. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Jun 28, 2017 to Jan 8, 2018

Exhibition

Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Exhibition: NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst

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Sep 1, 2017 to Jun 30, 2018

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National Anthropology Museum - Madrid
School group visits to the National Museum of Anthropology

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Sep 9, 2017 to Aug 12, 2018

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - Madrid
Thyssen Family. Tours for Families in English

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