Casa de Allende

Casa de Allende, Madrid: Address, Casa de Allende Reviews: 4.5/5

Casa de Allende
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Tours and Tickets
The area
Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood, 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 • 5 min walk

28 reviews
Very good

Neil K
Liverpool, UK588,267 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Constructed between 1916 - 1920 and built from the designs from architect Leonardo Rucabado is Casa De Allende that's without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful structure on Plaza Canalejas.
I love the architecture in Madrid, there's so many different architectural styles, this stunning facade looks awesome, very photogenic and makes for some great photographic opportunities, it's a wonderful piece of architecture and makes walking around this part of Madrid namely the Huertas neighbourhood such a joy.
Well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written 8 September 2019
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Maryland3,762 contributions
Good for a short stop to look and take a couple photos
Jun 2017 • Couples
Interesting building on a small plaza a few blocks from the Puerta del sol that is worth a short stop. The left half looks like something Gaudi might have thought up.
Written 8 June 2017
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london4,609 contributions
Lovely architecture and shops here
Mar 2017 • Couples
There are indeed some lovely examples of early 20th century architecture here and some beautiful original shop fronts with wooden window frames and curved window panes. The Violeta shop is beautiful. Unfortunately the area is not very nice and it is busy with lots of building work at the moment.
Written 13 March 2017
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Hong Kong, China133,814 contributions
Interesting early 21st century building to see at Plaza de Canalejas
Jun 2016 • Couples
Casa de Allende is one of the interesting buildings to see at the small Plaza de Canalejas in central Madrid. It was constructed in 1916-1920 by Spanish architect Leonardo Rucabado and makes use of various Spanish styles.

Along with the adjacent Meneses Building, this stretch of the plaza offers rather eclectic and intriguing facades that are worth stopping by to view if you are a fan of architecture.

Plaza is just a couple hundred meters or so from Puerta Del Sol so it is convenient to see if you are passing through the area or simply browsing the streets nearby.
Written 11 July 2016
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