Edificio Meneses

Edificio Meneses, Madrid: Address, Edificio Meneses Reviews: 4.5/5

Edificio Meneses
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Neighborhood: Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
How to get there
  • Sevilla • 3 min walk
  • Vodafone Sol • 4 min walk

4.5
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,418 contributions
Architecture
Oct 2018
It is not hard to see why Edificio Meneses is listed here as an attraction. It is a great looking building. While in Madrid we enjoyed walking around the streets and just admiring such wonderfully constructed buildings. The architecture is wonderful. We saw this building once and did not attempt to go inside, as we only wanted to see the outside and then move on to the next one! There are numerous such buildings in Madrid, as indeed, in other Spanish cities. If you love architectural beauty, then take to the streets!
Written September 23, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,634 contributions
Edificio Meneses
Apr 2019 • Solo
The Meneses building is located in the Centro district of Madrid, in Plaza de Canalejas. Not sure why it's listed here on Trip Advisor as it's not really an attraction. The facade of the building is a mix of Neo-Mudejar and Neo-Classical elements.

It's nice to look at, but don't go out of the way, unless youre really really into architecture of Spain.
Written April 14, 2019
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sheepygold
london4,674 contributions
Beautiful detailing
Feb 2019 • Solo
The square where this building is located is plagued by building works which spoils a lovely place but as you look up this lovely edifice is unaffected with its spectacular tower, coloured tiles and many artful stone sculptures.
Written February 15, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China134,617 contributions
An eclectic facade worth seeing if you find yourself at Plaza da Canalejas
Jun 2016 • Couples
There are several interesting buildings at the small Plaza da Canalejas in central Madrid, including Edificio Meneses (Meneses Building) which has a rather eclectic facade that is enjoyable to view.

The building was constructed in 1914-15 by Jose Maria Mendoza Ussia and Jose de Aragon Pradera and is quite attractive to see along with the adjacent, Casa Allende building with its similarly interesting architecture.

Plaza da Canalejas is just a couple hundred meters or so from Puerta Del Sol. As such, it is convenient to pass by and see the interesting buildings here if you are a fan of architecture. Otherwise, just have a quick look if you find yourself in this plaza during your sightseeing in Central Madrid.
Written July 11, 2016
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MrMadMagpie
Ipswich, UK2,217 contributions
Nice landmark
Apr 2016 • Couples
The Meneses building faces onto the Plaza de Canalejas and Prince Street. It was built 1914-15 and despite the small footprint it has a monumental air and was one of the first that combined glass and classical elements. Nice landmark you can see on Ruta 1 on the HOHO bus.
Written April 18, 2016
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