Ateneo Científico, Literario y Artístico de Madrid
Calle de Cervantes 2
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616), the author of Don Quijote , spent much of his adult life in Madrid and lived and died at Calle...
Casa de Lope de Vega
Lope de Vega may be little known outside the Spanish-speaking world, but he was one of the greatest playwrights ever to write in...
A storied Huertas bar that prides itself on free live jazz, a bohemian outlook and (according to the owners) political conspiracies,...
La Huerta de Tudela
A bastion of fine cooking from the northern Spanish region of Navarra, La Huerta de Tudela and its chef Ricardo Gil do excellent...
Calle del Prado 21 · interesting places nearby
Ateneo Científico, Literario y Artístico de Madrid information
This venerable club of learned types was founded in 1821, although the building took on its present form in 1884. Its library prompted Benito Pérez Galdós to describe it as the most important ‘intellectual temple’ in Madrid and a reference point for the thriving cultural life of the Barrio de las Letras. Guided visits take you into the foyer and the upstairs library, a jewel of another age, with dark timber stacks, weighty tomes and creakily quiet reading rooms dimly lit with desk lamps.