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Calle Alcala 48, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

The building’s architecture is very interesting. It looked almost British to me. I enjoy looking at building like this and found this one worth the time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed April 22, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed November 24, 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
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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September 20, 2016|
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
September 20, 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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From Airport to Calle Relatores (3 Replies)
Hi, We will arrive at Madrid airport on a Monday, at 8:00 am. We are told by our host to drop off our baggages at the Bag in Box locker place on Calle Relatores, in Centro. Can you please take a look at my route and see if it works: - Take Airport Express (yellow bus) at T1 and get off at Cibeles stop - Walk to metro station, Banco de Espana, take line 2 to Sol station (2 stops) - Walk south for a few mins to Calle Relatores, 10 Thanks, Candi
April 25, 2018|
Response fromLivvyMad|
Which terminal are you arriving at? If it is Terminal 4 or Terminal 4s, you can easily take the Cercanias commuter train from the lower level of T4. It costs €2.60. Change at Nuevos Ministerios or Atocha and it will take you to Sol. If you arrive at any of the other terminals, you can take the free terminal transfer bus to T4 in order to take the Cercanias train. Alternatively, just take the Airport Express bus to Cibeles, and flag down a taxi, which will cost just a few euros for the...More
Banco de Espana (1 Replies)
I am looking for the location of the nearest Banco de Espana in PdLA to Hotel Gran tinerfe.Have some old pesetas and have been told I can change them there.
July 28, 2010|
Response fromLelmarky P|
i think the nearest is in Santa Cruz
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Airport Express stop in Cibeles: where exactly? (3 Replies)
Hi - I need to get to the airport tomorrow and after the not-so-smooth outward trip with the metro, I've decided to take the Airport Express in Cibeles, since the Banco de Espana stop is on the same line as my hostal. However, Cibeles square is quite big and since I will have luggage and whatnot, I wanted to ask, where exactly is the bus stop to go to the airport? Googlemaps shows stops on both sides, but should I go on the side of the square nearer to the Prado, or on the one nearer to the...More
March 25, 2013|
Response fromMapletea|
Thank you so much, extremely helpful!