Madrid Architecture Tours: Walking Guide

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Madrid Architecture Tours

Architecture Guides Spain – Exclusive Spanish Capital Building Walks tailor made for Groups

post updated 23 March 2022

Madrid Walking Tours

Contact e-architect for your walking guide in Spain isabelle(at)e-architect.com

Madrid Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Madrid guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Spain are all exclusive to each client.

e-architect can provide a guide or guides for your next office trip, a conference, or university trip in central Spain.

Espacio Miguel Delibes Building in Madrid design by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos:
Espacio Miguel Delibes Building in Madrid
photograph : Alfonso Quiroga

Madrid Architecture – Introduction

Madrid is the capital of Spain. There is a wealth of architecture in the city, from the Caixa Forum to the Hotel Puerta America.

Iglesia Parroquial en Rivas Vaciamadrid by Architects: Vicens + Ramos, at Calle Libertad 17:
Iglesia Parroquial en Rivas Vaciamadrid - Madrid Architecture Tours
photo © Wei-Shih Hsieh

Major historic architecture includes the Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), Palacio de Aranjuez, Royal Palace of Madrid, Royal Theater and Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande. These buildings are possible to visit on our Madrid Architecture Tours.

The Bernabeu Stadium (Estadio Santiago Bernabeu) – home of Real Madrid – and designed by Estudio Lamela is also worth a visit:
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium building in Madrid

Significant recent buildings include the Barajas Airport by Richard Rogers Partnership with Estudio Lamela, Caixa Forum by Herzog de Meuron, Carabanchel 16 – housing by Foreign Office Architects, Madrid Architects’ Association by Gonzalo Moure, and Mirador Sanchinarro by MVRDV / Blanca Lleó Associates. We also feature the Museum ABC by Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos, High Council – Chambers of Commerce by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos and the Reina Sofía Museum of Modern Art Building by Ian Ritchie Architects.

Museum ABC Madrid:
Museum ABC Madrid Architecture Tours
photo : Jesus Granada

Madrid Architecture Walking Tours

Madrid Architectural Tours usually focus on an overview of the city’s architecture but our guides can do tailored trips to specific locations or looking at certain building types. e-architect can assist you with preparing a good programme ahead of your visit to Spain. We don’t provide travel to the Spanish capital but we can provide basic advice on restaurants, accommodation and travel within the city.

Recent interesting buildings completed in the Spanish capital city:

Abril, La Moraleja Business Park, North Madrid
Design: Rafael De La-Hoz
Abril Madrid workspace, La Moraleja Business Park
photo © Alfonso Quiroga
Cancer Research and Treatment Centre, Bogotá
This large architectural project is part of La Moraleja Business Park located in one of the most prestigious areas in the north of Madrid. Fully capable of combining flexible and contemporary workspace with spacious social areas, the building delves into capital costs and challenging construction strategies to enhance sustainability, making a unique, commercial building that considers the #health of its users and promotes wellbeing.

Revitalisation of historic Salón de Reinos at Prado Museum Building in Madrid by Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura:
Prado Museum Madrid Architecture Tours
image courtesy of architects office

Museo del Prado building design by Gluckman Tang Architects

Visitors are usually met by our architecture guides at the starting point of their Spanish architecture walking tour, though sometimes the tour can start from the group’s hotel.

Madrid Walking Tours

Contact our travel office to arrange your Spanish architectural tour: isabelle(at)e-architect.com / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

New Madrid Architecture : the key buildings

Caixa Forum Madrid by Swiss architects Herzog de Meuron:
Caixa Forum Madrid building
photo © Chris Romer-Lee
This fascinating museum and cultural center building design is located at Paseo del Prado 36, Madrid. The intriguing structure was designed by the world-famous Swiss architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron, from 2001 to 2007. The building combines an abandoned electrical station with new construction of floors. These are encased with oxidized cast-iron, which was meant to be of a similar colour and weight as the brick below.

REE Campus building designed by architects IDOM – e-architect’s building of the year 2020 as voted by our readers:
REE Campus Tres Cantos Madrid
photo : Aitor Ortiz
REE Campus
Red Eléctrica de España has commissioned IDOM for the comprehensive rehabilitation of two buildings in the Tres Cantos Technology Park (Madrid). The action includes a comprehensive adaptation to the new training and technological needs of the company, modernizing the set of buildings through an envelope that enables compliance with energy efficiency requirements.

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada and Tenerife. We offer city walks in many other European cities like Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Paris.

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Recent Madrid Buildings

Atletico Madrid Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
Architects: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid
image Courtesy architecture office
Wanda Metropolitano
The new Club Atlético de Madrid Stadium results from the expansion of the old Athletics Stadium of the Community of Madrid, completed in 1994.

Hotel Puerta America, Avenida de América
Design: various interiors by famous architects
Hotel Puerta America architecture in Madrid
image from Hotel Puerta America website
Hotel Puerta America Madrid

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Madrid Architecture Guide : photos of major buildings in the Spanish capital

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Recent Spanish building – Mariturri School in Vitoria-Gasteiz design by A54 arquitectos
Mariturri School Madrid Architecture Tours
photograph : imagina2 visualization studio

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