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BANCO DE ESPAÑA
- CALLE DE ALCALÁ, 48, 28014 MADRID.
SALA DE EXPOSICIONES DEL BANCO DE ESPAÑA
- CALLE DE ALCALÁ, 48 28014 MADRID.
* Entrance on the corner of Plaza de Cibeles
HOW TO GET HERE
The Banco de España headquarters is at Calle Alcalá nº 48, in downtown Madrid's historical old quarter. Line 2 of the Madrid Metro has a stop close by: Banco de España Station. There are also numerous city bus lines that stop at Plaza de Cibeles, and several car and bike parking areas. Recoletos Suburban Railway Station is just 350 m away and it is a little over 1 km to the mainline station at Atocha.
Guided tours of the Banco de España headquarters in Madrid can be arranged. The building is one of the most iconic in the city, and a fine example of 19th and 20th century Spanish architecture. The tours cover its most significant areas, including the Goya Hall, which houses a collection of portraits of personages linked to the Banco San Carlos, the forerunner of the Banco de España. The tours are aimed mainly at groups of schoolchildren and university students. See the Education Portal for more information on these tours and on guided tours of the various regional headquarters of the Banco de España.
The Banco de España also plans to open a gallery at its central headquarters, where various works from its collections will be shown from time to time.
This gallery will stage temporary exhibitions that showcase different parts of the Banco de España Collection, thus giving the public access to the historical and artistic heritage items held by the bank. For an outline of the exhibitions programmed, follow this link.
Yes. The gallery at the central headquarters of the Banco de España is compliant with current regulations on accessibility.
Not for the moment. However, other parts of the bank's central headquarters are open to visitors, as indicated on the Education Portal.
Tuesday to Saturday (except public holidays) from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Admission to the Banco de España's Chaflán Hall gallery is free.
Yes. In fact, admission to the exhibitions is by advance booking only.
It should take you 30-45 minutes to see the exhibitions.
For the moment there is no specific school activity programme in place.
The Catalogue Raisonné of the Banco de España Collection and the catalogues of the temporary exhibitions held there can be downloaded free of charge in PDF format from the Publications section of this website.
Yes. The Banco de España has its own Library and Documentation Service. Follow this link for more information.
To request high-resolution images of works from the Banco de España Collection and other information, please send a specific written request to the following e-mail addresso: email@example.com .
Group tours have been suspended for the time being, in line with the health recommendations to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Information on how to book and make group tours will be published once things return to normal.
Apart from its exhibitions, the Banco de España Collection plans to organise additional outreach activities to showcase our heritage. This will include in-depth lectures to highlight points arising from exhibitions and foster public debate and engagement. These lectures will seek both to be educational and to maintain the highest scientific standards. For information on our activities, please sign up for our Newsletter.
This website provides timely information on all the exhibitions and activities organised by the Banco de España Collection. If you prefer to receive information directly by e-mail, sign up for our Newsletter.