It occupies part of the lands where, in the early 19th century, the Casino de la Reina was located. The building complex, consisting of a beautiful mansion, gardens and pond, was a gift from Madrid Local Council to the second wife of Ferdinand VII, Isabel de Braganza.
Its position on the old Calle de Embajadores was the result of a splendid building becoming free in the late 19th century, which, until the 1950s was headquarters of the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the Complutense University of Madrid. The building is considered to form part of the Madrid Historical-Artistic Cultural Heritage.
Among its most important teachers, the Institute has been the place of work of important Spanish cultural figures. It is sufficient to mention the great poet, Antonio Machado, who found his final teaching position here, illustrious thinker María Zambrano, who shared classrooms and students with the poet, and celebrated cartoonist and poster artist Rafael de Penagos. Further to these, a significant number of important ex-students have passed through this centre; men and women dedicated to all types of activity: politics, sports, art, science and literature.
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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.
Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.
Visit more than 50 museums and enjoy numerous discounts.