The Royal Spanish Academy is the institution vested with the responsibility for overseeing the proper use of the Spanish language. It is currently located in a purpose built building close to Plaza de Cibeles, on the Art Walk.
The building was built by Miguel Aguado between 1891 and 1894 and opened on 1 April that year attended by King Alfonso XIII and his mother, the Queen Regent. It is built in a neoclassical style, its main façade having a portico flanked by four Doric style columns and finished with a triangular pediment. Inside, it Salon, of notable interest, is also decorated in the neoclassical style.
Secretary: Mon-Thu 9.00am-7.00pm ; Sat 9.00am-3.00pm
Library: Mon-Fri 9.00am-14.00pm
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