Madrid, a vibrant and energetic city of some three million inhabitants, is not only at the center of the country geographically, but it is also an important economic, cultural, industrial, educational and technological hub on the European continent. Truly accessible to the rest of the country, it is but a short distance away from other historically renowned cities.
The program headquarters, El Instituto Internacional, is located in a culturally rich area near several museums, such as Museo Sorolla, Museo de Arte Público, among others (Metro line numbers 5, 7, and 10). A renowned architect Joaquín Saldaña López began the Building project in 1904. The building was constructed between 1906 and 1911 and was declared a historical and artistic monument by Real Decreto in 1982.