Bank of Spain

(Banco de España)
Alcala, 48
28014 Madrid
Spain

Cable Banespana
Telex 46585 espab e
Telephone +34 91 338 5000 
Fax +34 91 531 0059 
Website www.bde.es
Office Hours 0800-1700

Brief History

Established in 1829 as the Bank of San Fernando. Initially, the bank only enjoyed privileges in Madrid or where it had branches. The Act of 1856 extended the bank's privileges to all parts of Spain. A further Act in 1874 gave the bank exclusive right to issue notes and all the existing provincial banks of