Notes on the Geography of Spain: Madrid: Photo 53
The Banco Español de Credito, or Banesta, was completed in 1891 as the "Palacio de la Equitaiva" for the insurance company of that name. Before becoming a bank building in 1920, it was an office building and the residence of José Grases Riera, the architect who designed the Retiro monument to Alfonso XII.
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