Bank of Spain Building

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Bank of Spain
Banco de España (Madrid) 06.jpg
General information
LocationCalle de Alcalá 48, Madrid, Spain
Coordinates40°25′7.4″N 3°41′39.5″W / 40.418722°N 3.694306°W / 40.418722; -3.694306Coordinates: 40°25′7.4″N 3°41′39.5″W / 40.418722°N 3.694306°W / 40.418722; -3.694306
Construction started4 July 1884
Opening3 March 1891

The Bank of Spain Building (Spanish: edificio del Banco de España) is the main headquarters of the Bank of Spain. Located in Madrid, it lies at the crossing of the Calle de Alcalá and the Paseo del Prado.

History[edit]

Works started on 4 July 1884,[1] following a project by Eduardo Adaro [es] and Severiano Sáinz de la Lastra [es].[2]

Finished by 1891, the building was inaugurated on 3 March 1891.[3]

The building endured a first enlargement process between 1932 and 1936.[4] Further renovations were finished in 1969 and 2006.[4]

In December 1999, the building was declared Property of Cultural Interest, under the Monument descriptor.[5]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Navascués Palacio 1982, p. 107.
  2. ^ Navascués Palacio 1982, p. 93.
  3. ^ Navascués Palacio 1982, p. 110.
  4. ^ a b Montoliú 2014.
  5. ^ Ministerio de Educación y Cultura: "Real Decreto 1933/1999, de 17 de diciembre, por el que se declara bien de interés cultural, con categoría de monumento el edificio del Banco de España, en Madrid" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (313): 46565. 31 December 1999. ISSN 0212-033X.
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