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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The Congress of Deputies is the lower house of the Cortes Generales, Spain's legislative branch, and is located in the Palace of the Parliament. The building has a neoclassical style and was built between 1843 and 1850. The relief on the facade features a "sculpture...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The building is located at Plaza de las Cortes in Madrid. It has a neoclassical style and was built between 1843 and 1850. It is the lower house of the Cortes Generales with elected 350 members. There are guided free visits on Mondays at 12:00...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My wife and I went to the Thyssen Museum and then took a walk that passed the Congreso de los Diputados. We stopped to admire the wonderful architecture of the building and also admired the statues of the two lions beside the facade.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Congreso de los Diputados benefits from its simple yet elegant classic style. The two lions are a nice touch as is the impressive door.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Congress of Spain is a bold but plain, as others have said neoclassical Greek, building like so many other governmental buildings in great democracies. With that said it is well set across from a nice park/plaza that is dedicated to the conquistador Cortes. We...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Grover R
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was opposite to our hotel, it was always well guarded with patrols on the front gate. An impressive building but we didn't go in.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank PlaneChica
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My hotel stood quite close to this magnificent Neoclassical building, which holds the lower house of Spain's legislative branch. I passed the structure daily and often saw tourists posing for a photo by one of the two bronze lions that flank the entrance steps. Built...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a beautiful building in a neoclassical style with huge columns and two lion statues at the front. It was designed by Narciso Pascual Colomer, and was built between 1843 and 1850. It is a Government building and therefore there is no public access...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Moses P
Reviewed 19 June 2016

There was a significant amount of security, but the exterior of the building is majestic and worth a stop if for no other reason than to marvel at the architecture for a few minutes prior to continuing on.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank JDSoui
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Congreso de los Diputados has a very impressive facade. It has beautiful Corinthian columns and the statues of two lions by the steps. This is truly a great landmark building.

Date of experience: April 2016
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