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Ventura Rodríguez and Madrid

In municipal collections

We are currently celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of 18th century Spain's greatest architects.

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Open photo gallery

Ventura Rodríguez and Madrid

In municipal collections

From 17  May to 23  July  2017

Location: Sala Sur

Tue–Sat, 10–14h
and 17:30–21h
Sun and Fest, 10:30–14h

We are currently celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of 18th century Spain's greatest architects.

Practical Info

  • Free guided visits
    • Fridays: 19h
      Saturdays: 12 y 19h
      Sundays: 11:30 y 12:30h
      Without inscription

Prices

Free

On the feast day of Saint Bonaventure in 1717, the eldest son of Antonio Rodríguez Pantoja and Jerónima Tizón de Espinosa was born in Ciempozuelos. He was baptised in the parish church of Santa María Magdalena in that same town, and was named after the saint on whose feast day he had been born. The new arrival, Buenaventura Rodríguez Tizón, would go down in history as one of 18th century Spain’s greatest architects: Ventura Rodríguez.

Three hundred years later, Madrid commemorates Ventura Rodríguez, aka Don Ventura: municipal civil servant, chief master architect of the city and chief plumber of its water supply system and fountains from 1764 to 1785. Among other works, he was responsible for the Cybele (“Cibeles”), Apollo and Neptune fountains, in addition to designing the chapel of the Royal Palace and San Marcos parish church and serving as Director of the San Fernando Royal Academy from 1768 to 1771 and from 1775 to 1778.

This exhibition, curated by Pedro Moleón, Javier Ortega Vidal and José Luis Sancho, two architects and a historian, showcases not only the importance of his work as an architect but also the prodigious talent that Master Ventura Rodríguez had for drawing.

Visitas guiadas gratuitas

Viernes: 19h
Sábados: 12 y 19h
Domingos: 11:30 y 12:30h

No es necesaria inscripción