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Come visit Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Madrid

From September 30, 2022 until October 23, 2022The tours will be given on the dates of October 22 and 23 at 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
MADRID
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Alcalá, 62). The tours will be given on the dates of October 22 and 23 at 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. Prior registration required.
In Spanish.

To mark the holding of the initiative “Madrid Otra Mirada” (MOM), on October 22 and 23, we will be opening our doors here at the Escuelas Aguirre building so that locals and visitors can get a closer look at one of the finest examples of neo-Mudejar architecture in the capital. SOLD OUT.

The tours will be given on the dates of October 22 and 23 at 12:00 and 1:00 p.m., with a duration of approximately one hour. In order to attend, you must sign up as of October 5 at 12:00 p.m. at www.mom.reservaspatrimonio.es SOLD OUT.

Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Madrid occupies the Escuelas Aguirre building, which dates back to 1881. It was officially opened in 1886. The building is one of the most representative works by architect Emilio Rodríguez Ayuso in Madrid’s neo-Mudéjar style.

Designed in a two-story free-standing rectangular shape, the building’s surface area on the main floor is reduced to form a U, with a courtyard left open onto the rear façade. Above the stairwell is a 37-meter tower,with three brick bodies and a glazed metal attic, a unique feature in Madrid’s skyline.

The building has been enlarged and refurbished on several occasions by professionals like Luis Bellido González, Antonio Flórez Urdapilleta, Bernardo Giner de los Ríos and Guillermo Costa Pérez-Herrero, and its functions have ranged from being a school to municipal offices. Since 2008, it has housed the Madrid headquarters of Casa Árabe.

The tenth edition of Madrid Otra Mirada (MOM) will be taking place on October 21, 22 and 23, when over one hundred heritage sites will have open houses so that locals and visitors can become familiar with them first hand. In addition to the guided tours, there will be almost 200 free activities to celebrate Madrid’s cultural heritage. The theme in 2022 is education and heritage sustainability, with 169 entities joining the event. 
Come visit Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Madrid