Aguirre School

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").

Escuelas Aguirre
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General information
LocationCalle de Alcalá, 62, Madrid, Spain
Coordinates40°25′18″N 3°40′54″W / 40.42167°N 3.68167°W / 40.42167; -3.68167
Design and construction
Architect(s)Emilio Rodríguez Ayuso [es]

This Neo-Mudéjar style building was designed by Emilio Rodríguez Ayuso[1] 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.


  1. ^ Alejandro Lapunzina (1 January 2005). Architecture of Spain. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-313-31963-1.