Fundación Carlos de Amberes

The Carlos de Amberes Foundation (Spanish: Fundación Carlos de Amberes) is a charitable foundation located in Madrid, Spain. It was founded when Carlos de Amberes donated his goods in 1594 to create a hostel;[1] Carlos was a native of Antwerp (Amberes in Spanish), and bequeathed all his property to support people from the Low Countries visiting Spain. The emphasis has now shifted to cultural projects, although the original purpose was assisting pilgrims and people visiting court.

Foundation Carlos de Amberes
Native name
Spanish: Fundación Carlos de Amberes
Fundación Carlos de Amberes (Madrid) 02.jpg
LocationMadrid, Spain
Coordinates40°25′53″N 3°41′09″W / 40.431284°N 3.685849°W / 40.431284; -3.685849
ArchitectAgustín Ortiz de Villajos
Manuel Ortiz de Villajos
Architectural style(s)Eclecticism
Official nameFundación Carlos de Amberes
Reference no.RI-51-0007300
Fundación Carlos de Amberes is located in Spain
Fundación Carlos de Amberes
Location of Foundation Carlos de Amberes in Spain

Among others the Foundation is composed of: His Majesty King Juan Carlos, the Belgian Ambassador to Madrid, the President of the Community of Madrid, the Mayor of Madrid, the Head of His Majesty's Office, the President of the Association of Friends of the "Foundation Carlos de Amberes" in Belgium, the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Madrid, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to Madrid, the President of the Council of State, the Director General of the Spanish Heritage at the Council of Europe, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, the Director of the Prado Museum and the Manager of the Royal Tapestry Factory and representatives of Spanish and Benelux institutions and companies.[2]

The Foundation has moved from its original site. It occupies a purpose-built nineteenth-century building which was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1994.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Fundaciσn Carlos de Amberes". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  2. ^ Official website Archived 2009-11-27 at the Wayback Machine