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The Civic and Social Council

The council is a participatory body comprised of representatives of associations, groups, or other entities from the area of the property, the buffer zone, neighbouring areas, and the city in general that have a legitimate interest in the Landscape of Light. The goal is to guarantee the inclusive nature of the Landscape of Light management system and the active involvement and participation of the community’s associative fabric in the management and functioning of the property.

The Civic and Social Council allows and ensures the presence and participation of citizens in proposing actions and monitoring and evaluating them. To this end, an online database has been created that includes all the activities, programmes and strategic approaches relating to the Landscape of Light Management Plan. This body is organised into working groups that are of the utmost importance to achieve a participatory, inclusive, and dynamic management system and whose proposals are submitted to the Plenary of the Civic and Social Council, where they are discussed and approved or rejected.

These working groups deal with a range of issues affecting the Landscape of Light, such as Civic Life, Science and Innovation, Heritage Awareness and Generational Strategy, Nature and Urban Landscape, Cultural Activities and Outreach, Sustainable Tourism and Safety and Heritage Conservation and Urban Planning. They propose activities and discuss and contribute ideas based on their knowledge and experience.

Casón del Buen Retiro photograph

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Anyone with a legitimate interest in the Landscape of Light can become a member of the Civic and Social Council. You can also submit suggestions for discussion in the working groups. Please send us your message using the form below:

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    Civic and Social Council Entities

    AMPA Escuelas Aguirre (Escuelas Aguirre Parents’ Association)

    Asociación de Amigos del Barrio de los Jerónimos (Friends of the Jerónimos Neighbourhood Association)

    Asociación de Gatos del Retiro (Retiro Cat Association)

    Asociación Mujeres Progresistas Retiro (Retiro Progressive Women’s Association)

    Asociación de Madres y Padres del Alumnado del CEIP Escuelas Aguirre (Primary School Students Parents’ Association of the CEIP Escuelas Aguirre)

    ADIF – Estación Madrid Puerta de Atocha (ADIF – Puerta de Atocha Station Madrid)

    Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (Spanish Meteorological Agency)

    Archivo de la Villa (City Archive)

    Archivo General Protocolos Madrid (Madrid General Protocols Archive)

    AG Economía, Innovación y Empleo (AG Economy, Innovation and Employment)

    Arquitectura, Territorio y Paisaje (Architecture, Territory and Landscape)

    Asociación de Amigos de los Jardines del Buen Retiro (Friends of the Buen Retiro Gardens Association)

    Asociación de Amigos del Telégrafo de España (AATE) (Friends of the Spanish Telegraph Association)

    Asociación Arriba Las Ramas

    Asociación de guías oficiales de Turismo de Madrid (Madrid Association of Official Tourist Guides)

    Asociación de Libreros de la Cuesta de Moyano (Cuesta de Moyano Booksellers’ Association)

    Asociación Empresarial Hotelera de Madrid (Madrid Hotel Business Association)

    Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos (Spanish Association of Friends of the Castles)

    Asociación Española de Paisajistas (Spanish Association of Landscape Architects)

    Asociación Hispania Nostra

    Asociación Madrid que te vi

    Asociación Vecinal de Sol y Barrio de las Letras (Sol and Barrio de las Letras Neighbourhood Association)

    Asociación Vecinal Retiro Norte (North Retiro Neighbourhood Association)

    Ateneo de Madrid (Madrid Athenaeum)

    Ayuntamiento de Madrid (Madrid City Council)

    Banco de España (Bank of Spain)

    Biblioteca Digital memoriademadrid (Memory of Madrid Digital Library)

    Biblioteca Histórica (Historical Library)

    Biblioteca Nacional de España (Spanish National Library)

    Biblioteca Pública Municipal Eugenio Trías (Eugenio Trías Municipal Public Library) Casa de Fieras de El Retiro (El Retiro Menagerie)

    Municipal Public Libraries

    Bolsa de Madrid (Madrid Stock Exchange)

    CaixaForum Madrid

    Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Servicios de Madrid (Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Madrid)

    Casa Árabe

    Casa de América

    Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas (Casa de Vacas Cultural Centre)

    Centro de Automática y Robótica (Automation and Robotics Centre)

    Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (Centre for Human and Social Sciences)

    Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas (National Metallurgy Research Centre)

    Centro UNESCO Getafe-Madrid


    Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Centre)

    Clear Channel

    Club de Debates Urbanos (Urban Discussion Club)

    Colegio Aparejadores y Arquitectos Técnicos (Association of Building Engineers and Technical Architects)

    Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Madrid (Association of Civil Engineers of Madrid)

    Colegio Irlandesas de Madrid

    Colegio Notarial de Madrid (Madrid Association of Notaries)

    Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (Official Association of Architects of Madrid)

    Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Agrónomos de Centro y Canarias (Official Association of Agricultural Engineers of Central Areas and Canary Islands)

    Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos Forestales y Graduados en Ingeniería Forestal y del Medio Natural (Official Association of Forestry Technical Engineers and Graduates in Forestry and Natural Environment Studies)

    Comunidad de Madrid: Difusión y Educación Patrimonial (Community of Madrid: Heritage Education and Outreach)

    Comunidad de Madrid: Dirección General de Patrimonio Cultural (Community of Madrid: Department of Cultural Heritage)


    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Science Research Council)

    Congreso de los Diputados (Congress of Deputies)

    Madrid Regional Coordination of UNESCO Associated Schools

    Coordinadora estatal de la Red de Escuelas Asociadas a la UNESCO (State Coordinator of the Network of UNESCO Associated Schools)

    Cuartel General de la Armada (Navy HQ)

    Cuartel General del Ejército de Tierra (Army HQ)

    Madrid City Council Department of Public Space, Works, and Infrastructure

    Madrid City Council Department of Water Management and Green Areas

    Madrid City Council Department of Cultural Heritage and Urban Landscape

    Madrid City Council Environmental Education

    Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

    UNESCO Associated School – Colegio ADEMO

    UNESCO Associated School – Colegio Virgen de Europa

    UNESCO Associated School – IES Lope de Vega

    UNESCO Associated School– IES Ramiro de Maeztu

    Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (Madrid School of Architecture)

    Estrada Design

    Federación Regional de Asociaciones Vecinales de Madrid (Regional Federation of Neighbourhood Associations)

    Federación Nacional de Centros, Clubes y Asociaciones de la UNESCO (National Federation of UNESCO Centres, Clubs and Associations)

    Foro Histórico de las Telecomunicaciones (Historical Telecommunications Forum)

    Fundación Antonio Maura

    Fundación BBVA

    Fundación Contemporánea

    Fundación ICO

    Fundación MAPFRE

    Fundación Montemadrid

    Fundación Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno

    Gremio Librerías de Madrid (Madrid Bookshops Guild)

    Hemeroteca Municipal de Madrid (Municipal Newspaper Library)

    Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús (Niño Jesús University Hospital for Children)


    IES Isabel la Católica

    Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Madrid (Official Association of Medical Doctors of Madrid)

    Municipal Printing Press

    Instituto Cervantes (Cervantes Institute)

    Instituto de Estudios Madrileños (Institute of Madrid Studies)


    Jardines de El Buen Retiro (El Buen Retiro Gardens)

    JMD Retiro

    JMD Centro

    La Fábrica

    LURE Arqueología

    Madrid, Ciudadanía y Patrimonio (Madrid, Citizenship and Heritage)

    Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid


    Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    Ministry of Culture and Sport: Department of Fine Arts

    Ministry of Culture – Dept. for the Management and Coordination of Cultural Heritage

    Ministry of Defence

    Ministry of Finance: Department of State Assets

    MWCC (Asociación Madrid Capital Mundial de la Construcción, Ingeniería y Arquitectura) (Madrid World Capital of Construction, Engineering and Architecture Association)

    Ministry of Health

    Archaeological Museum

    Costume Museum

    Madrid History Museum

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Queen Sofía Art Centre and Museum)

    Anthropology Museum

    Museum of Decorative Arts

    Museum of Natural Sciences

    Prado Museum

    Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

    Naval Museum

    OEI – Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture)

    Palacio de Neptuno (Neptune Palace)

    Parroquia de San Jerónimo el Real (Parish of San Jerónimo El Real)

    Parroquia San Ginés (Parish of San Ginés)

    National Heritage

    Plataforma Mujeres y Patrimonio (Women and Heritage Platform)

    Plataforma Temática Interdisciplinar Patrimonio Abierto: Investigación y Sociedad (PTI-PAIS) CSIC (Open Interdisciplinary Heritage Thematic Platform: Research and Society)

    Policía Municipal – Seguridad Corporativa (Municipal Police – Corporate Security)

    Real Academia Española (Royal Academy of the Spanish Language)

    Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid (Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid)

    Real Fábrica de Tapices (Royal Tapestry Factory)

    Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (Royal Botanical Gardens)

    Real Observatorio de Madrid (Royal Observatory)

    Real Sociedad Geográfica (Royal Geographical Society)

    UNESCO Associated Schools Network

    Internal Regime Service of the Department of Culture, Tourism & Sport of the Madrid City Council

    The Westin Palace

    Turismo Madrid (Madrid Tourism)

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Polytechnic University of Madrid)