THE NAVAL MUSEUM OPENS THE GRAND STAIRCASE OF THE SPANISH NAVY HEADQUARTERS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

THE NAVAL MUSEUM OPENS THE GRAND STAIRCASE OF THE SPANISH NAVY HEADQUARTERS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

It will be opened on weekends and public holidays.

Built in 1928, this is one of the most beautiful grand staircases in Madrid.
The Naval Museum will show visitors the grand staircase located inside the Navy Headquarters designed and built by the architects Francisco Javier Luque and José Espelius.


The staircase, one of the most beautiful in Madrid, was built in brown and ochre Carrara marble and as of May 2014, it will be opened to visitors on weekends and public holidays from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00. The visit will be included in the guided visit organized by the Museum every Sunday at 11.30.The banisters on both sides are decorated with pyramidal pinnacles and models of ship lanterns. A diminished arch displays a low-relief with a classical scene from Godoy’s palace. The upper part of the staircase ends up on a landing leading to the second floor.


The central and the two inner courtyards (now exhibition halls of the Naval Museum) are covered by spectacular stained-glass roofs with naval and decorative motifs made by Maumejean, a company established in Spain at the end of the 19th century. The staircase glass roof has 15 white squares panes with green frets decorated with naval motifs and the coats of arms of former Spanish kingdoms.

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