Congreso de los Diputados
The Congreso de los Diputados, Spain’s Parliament, in the Plaza de las Cortes, was built on the site of the former convent of Espíritu Santo. On the main façade, a flight of stairs climbs up to the neoclassical portico. It features six imposing fluted Corinthian columns which support the triangular pediment, decorated with reliefs by Ponciano Ponzano. The symbolic lions flanking the entrance are by the same sculptor.