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Escuelas Pías de San Fernando

Attractions, Libraries, archives and foundations Lavapiés Free
Escuelas Pías

Time Out says

A church half in ruins is currently one of the National University of Distance Education headquarters in Madrid. Located in the Lavapiés neighbourhood, it was for decades a school of the Pious Schools of San Fernando. It suffered during and in the aftermath of the Civil War and it was not until 2004 that works were completed to transform it into a beautiful library and study centre. Inside, the long metal lamps that illuminate the work spaces contrast with the brick walls, and the silence that reigns is invaluable. The amazing architectural ensemble is even more beautiful at dusk, when the dim light dons it with a halo of mystery.



Address: Tribulete, 14
Transport: Lavapiés (M: L3)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.15am-9.45pm; Sat, Sun closed
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