Madrid Running Tours
28 Jun

Architecture in Madrid throughout history: Neoclassicism

With the arrival of Charles III to the Spanish throne in 1728, the Baroque movement which was in its peak during the reigns of his father Philip V and brother, […]

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23 Mar

Holy week in Madrid

With the arrival of spring to Spain and Madrid in particular, our running tours regain a newfound vitality that comes along with the warmer temperatures and longer days which make […]

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5 Jan

Architecture in Madrid throughout history: The baroque period

After the departure of the Habsburg or Austria dynasty, as they are known in Spain, and the arrival of the Bourbons with the reign of Philip V at the beginning […]

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20 Dec

Architecture in Madrid throughout history: the herreriano style.

The herreriano style   In previous articles, I wrote about the prevalent architectural styles in Spain during the 15th and 16th century. I began with the 15th century Elisabethan Gothic […]

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11 Dec

Christmas in Madrid: The Christmas Market in the Plaza Mayor

One of the best times of the year to enjoy running in Madrid is at Christmas and not only because of the cooler temperatures which make running in Madrid more […]

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6 Dec

Architecture in Madrid throughout history IV

The purist style   This particular period of Spanish architecture, which runs between the years 1530 to 1560 and reaches its peak during the reign of Emperor Charles V, occurs […]

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22 Nov

Architecture in Madrid throughout history III

In today’s article, I’ll be continuing with my series of brief blog articles in which I summarize Spanish architecture, and specifically the architecture of Madrid, throughout history. There’s a lot […]

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8 Nov

Architecture in Madrid throughout history II

The Medieval Period: The Christians   Madrid was conquered by the Kingdom of Castile in the latter part of the 11th from the Moors. From an architectural standpoint, it is […]

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1 Oct

Architecture in Madrid throughout history

Madrid’s appearance throughout the centuries has changed drastically due primarily to its political situation in history, and of course, as a consequence of modernization. In the next series of articles […]

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20 Sep

The work of Sabatini in Madrid: The Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande

Built between the years of 1761 and 1784, the church was built on the same site as an earlier Franciscan Order convent, which, rumor has it, was founded by Saint […]

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6 Sep

The work of Sabatini in Madrid: The Royal Palace

Although the influence of Sabatini in Madrid’s architecture during the 18th century is quite obvious when visiting Madrid, what is also true is that his involvement in some projects, although […]

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19 Jul

The work of Sabatini in Madrid, The puerta de Alcalá

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