Gómez Ulla Military Hospital

The Gómez Ulla Military Hospital (Spanish: Hospital Militar Gómez Ulla), presently know officially as Hospital Central de la Defensa Gómez Ulla, is a military hospital in Madrid, located in the Aluche area in the former Carabanchel quarter of the city.[1] It is part of the Spanish Ministry of Defence.

Gómez Ulla Military Hospital
View of the hospital
LocationMadrid, Spain
Coordinates40°23′16″N 3°44′42″E / 40.38778°N 3.74500°E / 40.38778; 3.74500
Affiliated universityUniversity of Alcalá


The hospital was founded on 21 April 1896 as the Hospital de Carabanchel and soon became a background for the dramatic historical events of 20th century Spain.

At the time of the Rif War it filled with wounded military personnel which had been transferred from Morocco and the hospital was renamed in honor of Mariano Gómez Ulla, a Spanish military surgeon who had distinguished himself for his medical services in the battlefronts of the wars in North Africa.[2]

During the Spanish Civil War the hospital provided services for the wounded of the Spanish Republican Armed Forces and the International Brigades, including the American Lincoln Battalion, as well as the civil victims of the aerial bombardment of the city by the Condor Legion in the course of the Siege of Madrid.[3]

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  1. ^ "Hospital Central de la Defensa Gómez Ulla - Datos de localización y contacto" (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Gómez Ulla, gloria de la medicina militar". El Correo Gallego (in Spanish). 23 November 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  3. ^ Shapiro, Martin F. (1 July 1982). "Medical Aid to the Spanish Republic During the Civil War (1936-1939)". Annals of Internal Medicine. 97 (1): 119–24. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-119. PMID 7046552.

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