Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes
4.5

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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Justicia
How to get there
  • Banco de España • 1 min walk
  • Sevilla • 5 min walk
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4.5
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Walking down Calle De Alcala ,the 10.5 kilometres long street that's just a joy to view ,so many great buildings ,buildings such as Instituto Cervantes .
Originally this building was home to the Spanish Central Bank but since 1991 is now home to the teaching of the Spanish language and the understanding of Spanish American culture .
The building is actually known as Edificio De Las Caryiatides ( Caryatid Building ) , caryatids are female sculptured figures acting as pillars to support parts of the structure ,this is such an eye catching and highly photogenic building that adds to the joy of walking down Calle De Alcala.
Written 27 September 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Featuring impressive Corinthian pillars and a classic style, this building gives a good fight to being the most impressive building in its area (its major contestant is the Bank of Spain building).
Written 11 January 2023
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
This is the institute of the Spanish language. The building is a neoclassical construction from 1914. The Institute was opened in 2007, it was inaugurated by the King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.

Written 7 November 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Walking along Calle De Alcala you cannot fail to be impressed with the stunning architecture, buildings such as Edificio Metropolis, Edificio Grassy,Iglesia De Las Calatravas,Banco De Espana, Palacio De Cibeles to name but a few of the outstanding structures along this famous street and Instituto Cervantes is no less beautiful, originally the building that housed the head office of the Spanish Central Bank but since 1991 home to the institution for the teaching of Spanish language plus the understanding and learning of Spanish American culture.
The beautiful facade is known as Edificio De Las Caryiatides ( Caryatid Building ) ,the beautiful caryatids ( sculpured female figures acting as supporting pillar's ) at the entrance are magnificent as is the whole structure ,makes for some great photographic opportunities, Instituto Cervantes is easy to locate along Cala De Alcala and is most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written 16 September 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Instituto Cervantes is a magnificent looking building. It commands your attention as soon as your eye catches sight of it. Those Caryatids at the entrance are absolutely stunning! The Caryatids are copies of those that adorn the Erechtheion Temple on the Acropolis Hill in Athens. The Instituto Cervantes is an organisation set up by the Spanish Government for the teaching and promotion of Spanish language and culture. The building stands at a prominent corner on Calle de Alcala which is a great street with numerous architecturally beautiful buildings.
Written 6 July 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Calle Alcala is justifiably famous for the amazing architecture along this very famous street,Edificio Metropolis, Edificio Grassy, Iglesia De Las Calatravas,Banco De España, Palacio De Cibeles and many more amazing buildings and Instituto Cervantes is yet another awesome looking building that we came across.
Instituto Cervantes Building was originally the head office of the Spanish Central Bank but since 1991 is now an institution to the teaching of the Spanish language and the understanding and learning of Spanish- American culture.
The facade of this building which is known as Edificio De Las Caryiatides ( Caryatid Building ) looks amazing and easily blends into the amazing architecture along this magnificent street.
Easy to find along Calle Alcala and most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 7 June 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This magnificent building houses the Instituto Cervantes, the public institution created by Spain in 1991 for the promotion and teaching of the Spanish language and diffusion of the Spanish and Hispanic culture. The building was the former head office of the Central Bank, it was designed to house the historic Río de la Plata Bank. It is named after Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote and regarded as the most important figure in the history of Spanish literature. Just stand and admire the façade, its an architectural treasure.
Written 24 May 2018
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Nomadman411978
London, UK3,144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Instituto Cervantes is an impressive building on Alcala near the Cibeles Palace. In the classic style with its Greek columned facade it's a great feature of the Alcala thoroughfare.
Written 6 December 2017
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