AOL Travel
Print

Edificio del Banco de España, Santander

Edificio del Banco de España - Santander, Spain
Edificio del Banco de España
4 Avenida de Alfonso XIII, Santander, Spain 39002Map
Neighborhood: City Centre
Overview

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.

Write a Review

How would you rate your overall experience with Edificio del Banco de España?
Edificio del Banco de España General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 8
AOL Traveler Rating
0 POSITIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
0 NEGATIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
ADVERTISEMENT