Antigua casa comercial Palazuelo

From the outset, this building situated beside Puerta del Sol was designed as a commercial enterprise for shops and offices. It is one of Madrids first commercial and office buildings directly influenced by the American architectural style.

The floors are arranged around a central V-shaped courtyard with a corridor running around the opening, leading to the various commercial premises and offices. Its lighting is provided from above through a splendid glass roof panel which has survived until this day.

The façade attempts to reflect the building’s function, although it maintains a certain classical air with pairs of giant columns, combined with the use of new materials, such as iron and glass in the windows embedded between them.

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Antigua Casa Comercial Palazuelo (© Carlos Delgado, wikipedia)
Antigua Casa Comercial Palazuelo© Manu García del Moral, www.secretosdemadrid.es
Antigua Casa Comercial Palazuelo©Manu García del Moral,www.secretosdemadrid.es
Antigua Casa Comercial Palazuelo©Manu García del Moral,www.secretosdemadrid.es

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Mayor, 4
28013
Tourist area: 
Sol / Gran Vía
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Metro: 
Ópera (L2, L5, R)
Sol (L1, L2, L3)
Local train (Cercanías): 
Madrid-Sol
Bus: 
50, SE712