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Notes on the Geography of Spain: Madrid: Photo 42

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Another building faces the fountain. Now the office of the mayor of Madrid, the building opened in 1919, the same year as the Bank of the Rio de la Plata building. It was in fact by the same busy architect, Antonio Palacios. Until 1907 it housed a post and telegraph office and was called the Palace of Communications. From its churchy appearance it gained the nickname "Our Lady of Communications."

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