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Palacio del Senado

Palacio del Senado
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid

Located next to the Plaza de España, the Palacio del Senado was the former Augustinian convent and later the Senate Building in 1835. The building has undergone many reforms since 1820 when the architect Isidro González Velázquez transformed the floor of the church into a chamber and reformed the interior with neoclassical traces. In 1987 it was decided to expand the complex by adding a new building, which was designed by architect Salvador Gayarre, being inaugurated by King Juan Carlos I in 1991.