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Banco de Espana

Calle Alcala 48, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Massive Spanish gold reserves are housed in the central bank vaults.
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Calle Alcala 48, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are walking down the Paseo del Prado you will see many lovely buildings but this one is definitely one of the most decorative if not the grandest but it is also in an amazing location with stunning architecture of the cultural centre opposite.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Spain's central bank is an impressive building near the renowned Gran Via. Occupying a whole block, it is a huge structure with a nice facade. Another good place for photos.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Walking along Calle Alcala towards Plaza De Cibeles you cannot fail to be impressed with the amazing architecture in this part of town and the Bank Of Spain is absolutely awesome. Banco De España was established in 1782 by Charles III and the stunning facade...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This representative architectural building was designed as a headquarters of Bank of Spain, and since it was build in 1891 underwent many extensions, first in 1927 and then many others, which has an result huge complex of buildings connected on the corner of Calle de...More

Thank Tomi V
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The Bank of Spain (Spanish: Banco de España), is the central bank of Spain, located in the city center. Established in Madrid in 1782 by King Charles III, today the bank is a member of the European System of Central Banks. It is the national supervisor of the Spanish ofta system, and as such...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Madrid is full of stunning buildings and this is one of them. It is located on Alcala Street next to Plaza de Cibeles. The construction of the bank's headquarters building began in the 1880s. It can be visited From Monday to Friday: 8.30 to 14.00,...More

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

The Bank of Spain building is another striking bit of architecture that you will find in Madrid. Building was started in 1884 and since been expanded several times. It is almost directly on Paseo de Prado.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Great big building on the Paseo, impressive architecture as it should be since it's the big bank. Beautiful grand site.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Banco de Espana seems nothing out of the ordinary amongst all Madrid's grandeur and I nearly walked past it without noticing it. Blocky, sort of art noveau building with token statue.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Not only is this an outstanding piece of architecture it has enormous almost exaggerated presence by its position and the huge open spaces around it (ignoring the traffic of course).

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The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
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culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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21 September 2016|
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Response from cainetrip | Reviewed this property |
Spain use to have the biggest gold reserves in the world but it was systematically depleted first in its golden age by British Pirates savaging the Spanish galeones arriving from South America, the Bank of England has more... More
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Aneej49
20 September 2016|
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You can get it from a bank ...forget their fees are the highest in the world. Use your credit card instead is cheaper. Besides Spanish banks are notorious for their slowness ..the slower they are with your money the more... More
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