Antonio Palacios

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Antonio Palacios Ramilo
Antonio Palacios Ramilo 1929.jpg
Born8 January 1874
Died27 October 1945(1945-10-27) (aged 73)
El Plantío, Madrid, Spain
BuildingsPalacio de Comunicaciones, Río de La Plata Bank, García Barbón Theater, Hotel Florida
ProjectsMetro de Madrid

Antonio Palacios Ramilo (8 January 1874 - 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 (Cybele 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 the Metro de Madrid subway, whose designs for the entrances still can be seen in the city center.

The Río de La Plata Bank in Madrid