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"Palacio de Abrantes" Palacio de Abrantes Tip by MM212

Palacio de Abrantes, Madrid: 1 reviews and 2 photos

  l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura
by MM212
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      l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura
    by MM212
  • Palacio de Abrantes - Madrid

Housing l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Italian Culture Institute) since 1939, this beautiful palacio overlooking calle Mayor had been the Embassy of Italy between 1888 and 1939. The palace was originally built in 1653 for Don Juan de Valencia el Infante, but changed hands until it was finally acquired by Italy. The palace owes its name to the duque de Abrantes who bought it in 1842. During the palace's history, it was remodelled several times, most recently after its acquisition by Italy when the Italianate frescoes were painted on the façade.

Address: Calle Mayor, 86

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2007
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