Real Academia Española

The guardian of the purity of Spanish language

Located in the heart of the Greek Quarter, between the Casón del Buen Retiro, El Salón de Reinos and the church of San Jerónimo el Real, there is another large free-standing building that houses one of the great Spanish cultural institutions; the Royal Spanish Academy—the RAE—which, together with the twenty-two academies of the common language countries, make up the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language.

The Royal Spanish Academy, founded in 1713, is the most important academy of the Spanish language. Its definitive headquarters were inaugurated in 1894 under the project and direction of the architect Miguel Aguado de la Sierra.

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