Created in 1845 and located near Plaza de España, this Madrid educational Institute has one of the greatest vintages. Numbering among the professors who have taught here are Nicolás Salmerón and Francisco Giner de los Ríos, as well as other well-known intellectuals of the time.
In 1877, the old building was knocked down and this new one constructed. Many teachers and students from this institute went on to become illustrious figures. Some of their most celebrated lecturers include: Manuel María José de Galdo y Pérez, who became Mayor of Madrid and Senator of the Kingdom; Francisco Commelerán y Gómez, Academic of the Royal Academy of Language and Senator of the Kingdom; Ignacio Suárez Somontes, Member of Parliament and Managing Director of Primary Education; José María Igual Merino, Academic of the Royal Academy of History, and Antonio López Muñoz, Minister of Public Education and State.
Among its most eminent students we find political figures, such as Alvaro de Figueroa y Torres, Count of Romanones, Count of Toreno and Minister of Public Works; Eduardo Dato, Chair of the Council of Ministers; Enrique Tierno Galván, Mayor of Madrid, and Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado, Army General and Minister. The full list of illustrious figures from this Institute would be too long to include here, but the names listed sufficiently show that the Institute has always had significant reach, beyond the walls of the building.
One of the world’s leading art galleries with works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Titian, Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum takes you on a incredible journey through seven centuries of European painting.
Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.
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