Casa de Velazquez, Madrid

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The Casa de Velázquez is a French school in Spain modelled on the Villa Médicis in Rome, and the fr:Villa Abd-el-Tif in Algeria. Like the Prix de Rome bursary for residence at the Villa Médicis and the defunct Prix Abd-el-Tif bursary for residence at the Villa Abd-el-Tif, bursaries are awarded.


The idea for a similar villa in Spain was raised in 1916 by the composer Charles-Marie Widor who at the time was secretary of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France. The idea met with support of Alfonso XIII who himself selected a site in Madrid which was ceded to France. The Foundation was legally founded in 1920, adapted by the architect Léon Chifflot, and opened for the first French artists in 1929. The villa was further enlarged by architect Camille Lefèvre (1876-1946) up to 1935.
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  • I went to a sample of French students. Amazing place. The unique gardens. Beyond the art show that is unmatched
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  • Lovely palace located in the university town, Casa de Velazquez is a very welcoming place: Students can access the very rich library located on the second floor and stop for...
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  • THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENTS, ARE PRESENT IN THIS WONDERFUL SPACE WITH FRENCH GARDEN, WITH SOURCES AND CASCADAS. UNDERSTANDING 2 CLODES WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS. ARCHITECTURE AND SERENITY IN THIS REST OF PEACE. IDEAL FOR EVENTS, CENAS, COCKTAIL, ADVERTISING RODAGE, PRESENTATIONS. (AFORO AS ASSEMBLY). #HELLOMADRIDNEWS #INFO #VENAVERMEALGUNAVEZ #VAVAVGUIDE #VAVAVGUIDE #LAESTRELLADEPANAMA #VAVAVGUIDE #LETSGUIDE #ellujomeemborracha #ellujomeemborracha
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  • It Is a research and art center, with academic activity and a wonderful residence to stop during the stays in Madrid. In the middle of the university campus, 15 minutes from downtown.
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