Shortly after inaugurating the Isabel II reservoir, Madrid needed more water to supply it. Faced with this situation, building began on a second water reservoir with a capacity for 183,000 cubic metres in 1865. It began operations in 1876 and is located in the Plaza de Castilla.
It is the work of Luis Moya Idígoras, Ramón de Aguinaga (engineers) and Diego Martín Montalvo. It subsequently underwent renovation in 1985-86 at the hand of Javier Alau Massa and Antonio Lopera Arazola. And in 1998, general restoration of the exterior took place with Bernardo S. Beltrán Peñacoba and Gabriel J. Díaz Ramos in charge.
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.