Casa Árabe

Casa Árabe is a cultural institution attached to the General State Administration that works to disseminate the links between Spain and Arab culture as a platform and tool for Spanish public diplomacy.

It is located in a Neo-Mudéjar building erected in 1886 in Calle Alcalá next to the north entrance of El Retiro Park. Until the late 19th century it housed the Old Aguirre Schools. This is a two-storey building with an impressive brick tower and glazed penthouse; an open courtyard behind the façade and a large garden.

The interior was completely renovated in 2007 following a contemporary design, and it currently contains three exhibition rooms, an auditorium, several classrooms, meeting rooms and a restaurant.

Updated: 11/05/2023

Useful information

Conditions and availability

Restricted times subject to normal uses.
Fees are adjusted to each project. (Reduced fees for shootings with cultural value).
Cession subject to the project being accepted.

Permit procedure

Estimated time needed to process the application: 15 days.

Features and facilities

Difficult access for vehicles.
Suitable for direct sound.



Irene Quintana (Área de Gerencia – Alquiler de espacios)
Ruth Pimentel (Área de Comunicación y Prensa)

Calle Alcalá 62,
28009 Madrid

Distrito: 04 Salamanca

Images: Casa Árabe


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