- Issue date: 11/10/2012
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm. (horizontales)
- Sheet effects: 12 efectos de cada motivo (12 x 4 = 48 sellos)
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,51 €
- Print run: 300.000 para los cuatro motivos
- Dented: 13 ¾
The Architecture stamp series depicts four museums from different periods and architectural features which exhibit and preserve pieces and collections for the general public to enjoy.
The National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida (Badajoz) was designed by architect Rafael Moneo Vallés and inaugurated in 1986 by the King and Queen of Spain. The museum is conceived as a research and diffusion centre of Roman culture and displays archaeological discoveries of Augusta Emerita. The complex consists of two buildings separated by a Roman road and linked by a bridge high above the archaeological remains. It faces the theatre and amphitheatre and follows an architectural style that links the content of the Museum to the culture to which it refers.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and León (MUSAC) is located in the city of Leon. It was built in 2005 by the Madrid based studio Mansilla and Tuñon Architects. It is a one-floor building of white concrete walls and large stained glass windows on the outside. The interior is distributed over a large area of differentiated common use spaces which open onto other rooms and courtyards providing longitudinal, transverse and diagonal views. It was created as a museum to meet the cultural expressions of the 21st century. It houses over 1,500 works of national and international artists.
The Museum of Popular Arts of Seville, located in the Mudejar Pavilion of the Plaza de America, was inaugurated in 1973. The building dates from 1914 and is part of the three building complex forming the plaza. It was designed by Seville born architect Anibal Gonzalez with a symmetric structure in response to the regionalist movement which recovered styles and materials from other periods, such as the Mudejar. Among its ethnographic collection there are textiles, agricultural tools, musical instruments, ceramics, posters and lithographs of Fairs and Easter celebrations.
The national museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid opened in 1990 as an avant-garde museum of modern and contemporary art. The original edifice was built by José de Hermosilla and Francisco Sabatini in the 18th century to host the San Carlos Hospital and is nowadays a Historic and Artistic Monument. In 2005, an extension of the new building designed by architect Jean Nouvel was inaugurated. Both buildings are connected by walkways and a semi-public plaza.