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Associate Centre of the UNED in Madrid
ESCUELAS PÍAS DE SAN FERNANDO

Escuelas Pías de San Fernando, which nowadays are partially preserved in ruins, was the first school in Madrid of the Piarists Order. The school was founded in 1729 and its main aim was the education of poor children. It acquired great relevance due to its high quality and cutting edge educational techniques. As an example, it opened the first school of deaf and dumb in Spain.

Destroyed partially during the first days of the Civil War, in 1936, the building was completely renovated as the Associate Centre of the UNED in Madrid, providing a large library, auditoriums, meeting halls, etc., and culturally revitalizing the district of Lavapiés, in Madrid’s downtown.

SOURCE: Madrid Official Tourism Website. +INFO: Wikipedia