Styles

In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

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Architectural routes around Madrid

  • Terminal T4 at Barajas Airport. Madrid © arquirutas.com

    Terminal T4 at Barajas Airport. Madrid © arquirutas.com

  • Monuments to the victims of 11 M. Madrid © arquirutas.com

    Monuments to the victims of 11 M. Madrid © arquirutas.com

  • Area of the Four Towers. Madrid © arquirutas.com

    Area of the Four Towers. Madrid © arquirutas.com

  
  


"One of Madrid's main attractions is its architecture, and when you have the chance to discover it in the company of an architect, you’ll be able to appreciate it all the better. ..."

One of Madrid's main attractions is its architecture, and when you have the chance to discover it in the company of an architect, you’ll be able to appreciate it all the better. Thanks to this programme of guided routes, you can learn all about Madrid’s architectural heritage from a different point of view. Accompanied by an expert, you can cast a new look on various emblematic places, and visit buildings which are not usually open to the public.

The architecture in Madrid's urban landscape offers a combination of functionality and aesthetics. Museums, hotels, cultural institutions, housing, offices, transport stations… they are all part of an architectural heritage which can be enjoyed to their best advantage on a guided route with an architect.

"Pasear Madrid" programme (Strolling in Madrid)

The "Pasear Madrid" programme is organised by the Official Architects' Association of Madrid (COAM) and offers tours with explanations by architects, including visits to the interiors of some of the buildings. They take place every Saturday, and there are three different itineraries on foot (the "Paseo del Arte" Art Avenue, the Castellana-Serrano axis and the Alcalá-Gran Vía axes), which are available in several languages. The Communications Building in Plaza Cibeles square, the Círculo de Bellas Artes academy, the Torre Picasso tower and the Edificio Telefónica building are just some of the buildings you can see inside.

Contemporary architecture routes

Arquirutas is another option for architectural tourism that you'll find in Madrid. This is a programme of themed routes on contemporary architecture which will enable you to discover a selection of the most modern and avant-garde constructions in the city. The tours, which are led by architects and architecture students, are available in several languages and take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The price includes breakfast and lunch. This is a good way to marvel at the interiors of architectural sites as distinctive as the Circo Price Theatre, the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, Torre Espacio tower and the Planetarium, among others. They also offer bus tours lasting three hours, as well as the opportunity to design customised routes. 

Architecture week

A good time to enjoy the architectural landscape of Madrid is during Architecture Week, which is generally held in early October. The COAM foundation offers a range of different activities to coincide with this event: urban routes, guided visits to buildings, exhibitions, conferences, etc.

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