The Aguirre Schools (Spanish: Escuelas Aguirre) is a notable Neo-Mudéjar style building in Madrid Spain. Located at Calle de Alcalá, 62, it is named after Lucas Aguirre, a Spanish philanthropist who left funds for the construction of schools. As the building has housed the Casa Árabe e Instituto Internacional de Estudios Árabes y del Mundo Musulmán since 2006, it is also currently known as the Casa Árabe ("Arabic House").
|Location||Calle de Alcalá, 62, Madrid, Spain|
|Coordinates||40°25′18″N 3°40′54″W / 40.42167°N 3.68167°W|
|Design and construction|
|Architect(s)||Emilio Rodríguez Ayuso|
This Neo-Mudéjar style building was designed by Emilio Rodríguez Ayuso and built from 1881-1886. The same architect later added an enclosure (1887) and garden (1896–98). Subsequently architect Luis Bellido González performed alterations in 1908–1909 and 1929, with a third set of alterations and basement extension made by Antonio Flórez Urdapilleta and Bernardo Giner de los Ríos in 1932–1933.
- ^ Alejandro Lapunzina (1 January 2005). Architecture of Spain. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-313-31963-1.