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Edificio de Las Cariátides
Banco Español del Río de la Plata (Madrid) 06.jpg
Former names Banco Español del Río de la Plata
Alternative names Edificio Cervantes
General information
Location Madrid, Spain
Address Calle de Alcala, 49
28014 Madrid
Coordinates 40°25′10″N 3°41′43″W / 40.419356°N 3.695319°W / 40.419356; -3.695319 (Edificio de Las Cariátides)
Current tenants Instituto Cervantes (October 11, 2006-)
Completed 1918
Owner Government of Spain (2003-)
Technical details
Floor area 18,000 m²
Design and construction
Architect Antonio Palacios, Joaquín Otamendi
Structural engineer Ángel Chueca Sainz
Other designers Manuel Cabanyes

Edificio de Las Cariátides (English: Caryatid Building) is a building in the Spanish capital of Madrid built by Spanish architect, Antonio Palacios. The building was later the head office of the Banco Central, then of the Banco Santander Central Hispano. As of 2006 it is the headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes.

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