Real Academia Espanola, Madrid
The Real Academia Española, generally abbreviated as RAE, is the official royal institution responsible for overseeing the Spanish language. It is based in Madrid, Spain, but is affiliated with national language academies in twenty-one other hispanophone nations through the Association of Spanish Language Academies. The RAE's emblem is a fiery crucible, and its motto is "Limpia, fija y da esplendor" .The RAE dedicates itself to language planning by applying linguistic prescription aimed at promoting linguistic unity within and between the various territories, to ensure a common standard in accordance with Article 1 of its founding charter: "... to ensure the changes that the Spanish language undergoes do not break the essential unity it enjoys throughout the Spanish-speaking world."The proposed language guidelines are shown in a number of works. The priorities are the Diccionario de la lengua española de la Real Academia Española, edited periodically twenty-three times since 1780, and its grammar, last edited in October 2014. The Academy has a formal procedure for admitting words to its publications.The headquarters, opened in 1894, is located at Calle Felipe IV, 4, in the ward of Jerónimos, next to the Museo del Prado. The Center for the Studies of the Royal Spanish Academy, opened in 2007, is located at Calle Serrano 187–189.Using our world travel planner, Madrid attractions like Real Academia Espanola can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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A la salida del museo pasamos por La Real Academia Española, en época de lenguaje inclusivo fue un bálsamo para la lengua. La vista de las rejas y su fachada son pintorescas. more »At the exit of the museum we passed the Royal Spanish Academy, in the time of inclusive language was a balm for the language. The view of the bars and its facade are picturesque.
Com ótima localização bem pertinho do Museu do Prado, o prédio da Academia conta com linda arquitetura. Muito bem cuidada, a Instituição entre outras coisas, é a protetora da Língua Espanhola. more »With great location close to the Prado Museum, the Academy building has beautiful architecture. Very well cared for, the institution among other things, is the protector of the Spanish language.
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