This neoclassical building, dating from the early twentieth century and housing the Bank of Spain's offices in Santander, is a good example of the no-nonsense sobriety of this particular architectural style. It is in the centre of the city, near the Pereda Gardens. Built in 1925 by Eloy Martínez del Valle and J. Yarnoz Larrosa, it is a somewhat austere, but imposing edifice. Built on a rectangular floor plan, it centres around a glassed-roofed interior courtyard. Inside, the decor is dominated by the use of marble, gold-leaf and varnished mahogany. The central location, near the Gardens, the cathedral and the Bay of Santander, means you can easily pass by here as you explore the oldest and most vibrant area of the city. No visitors are permitted inside.
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- Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 8