Embassy of the United Kingdom, Madrid

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Embassy of the United Kingdom, Madrid
Torre Espacio (Madrid) 18.jpg
The Embassy building in Madrid
LocationSpain Madrid, Spain
AddressTorre Espacio,
Paseo de la Castellana 259D,
28046 Madrid,
Spain
AmbassadorSimon Manley
WebsiteBritish Embassy, Madrid

The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Madrid is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Spain. Since 2009 the Embassy has been located in the Torre Espacio skyscraper in the Cuatro Torres Business Area. The current British Ambassador to Spain is Simon Manley.[1]

History[edit]

British Embassy, 1966-2008

The British Embassy in Madrid moved to its current location in the Torre Espacio skyscraper designed by Pei Cobb Freed in 2009. The Torre Espacio is also home to a number of other foreign embassies, including the Australian and Canadian. Prior to moving to Torre Espacio, the British Embassy was located on Fernando el Santo Street, in a building designed by architect, William S. Bryant in 1966.[2]

Other locations[edit]

Outside Madrid, there is a British Consulate General in Barcelona where the senior officer is known as the Consul-General. There are also Consulates in Alicante, Ibiza, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Málaga, Mallorca and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The Embassy also represents the British Overseas Territories in Spain.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Embassy Madrid". FCO.gov.uk. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. ^ "British Embassy, Fernando el Santo Street, Madrid". RIBA. Retrieved 15 March 2015.