Antonio Palacios

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Not to be confused with Alberto Palacio.
Antonio Palacios Ramilo
Born 8 January 1872
O Porriño, Galicia, Spain
Died 27 October 1945(1945-10-27) (aged 73)
El Plantío, Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Buildings Palacio de Comunicaciones, Río de La Plata Bank, García Barbón Theater, Hotel Florida
Projects Metro de Madrid
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Palacios and the second or maternal family name is Ramilo.

Antonio Palacios Ramilo (8 January 1872 – 27 October 1945) was a Spanish architect, born in O Porriño, Galicia. A prolific architect, he is known for his design of the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) and Hotel Florida in Madrid, the Garcia Barbon Theatre in Vigo and many other works in those cities and places like Mondariz, Baiona or his home town O Porriño. He modernized the image of Madrid with some of the most emblematic buildings of the city: Circle of Fine Arts, Río de La Plata Bank, Banco Mercantil e Industrial, Maudes Hospital (a joint work with Joaquín Otamendi Machimbarrena), and constructed the first lines of Metro de Madrid, the subway, whose designs for the entrances still can be seen in the city center.

The Río de La Plata Bank in Madrid