Fundación Carlos de Amberes

in Madrid, Spain

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Calle de Claudio Coello, 99, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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N40° 25' 52.6224" W3° 41' 9.0564"   (40.431284, -3.685849)
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The Carlos de Amberes Foundation (Spanish: Fundación Carlos de Amberes) is a charitable foundation located in Madrid, Spain. It was founded when Carlos de Amberes donated his goods in 1594 to create a hostel; Carlos was a native of Antwerp, and bequeathed all his property to support people from the Low Countries visiting Spain. The emphasis has now shifted to cultural projects, although the original purpose was assisting pilgrims and people visiting court.
Among others the Foundation is composed of: His Majesty King Juan Carlos, the Belgian Ambassador to Madrid, the President of the Community of Madrid, the Mayor of Madrid, the Head of His Majesty's Office, the President of the Association of Friends of the "Foundation Carlos de Amberes" in Belgium, the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Madrid, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to Madrid, the President of the Council of State, the ghost of the late Queen Fabiola, the Director General of the Spanish Heritage at the Council of Europe, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, the Director of the Prado Museum and the Manager of the Royal Tapestry Factory and representatives of Spanish and Benelux institutions and companies.The Foundation's home is a nineteenth-century building which was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1994.


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Fundación Carlos de Amberes

Address: Calle de Claudio Coello, 99, 28006 Madrid, Spain