The BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria) building at 16 Calle de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. Built between 1920 and 1923, the building was the former headquarters of the Banco de Bilbao in Madrid. Each of the twin towers are topped by a Cuádrigas (Chariot) pulled by 4 horses. The 25 ton statues were sculpted by Higinio Basterra.

On the left, the building at 20 Calle de Alcalá with the gold globe on top is the the Alcazar Theatre (Teatro Alcázar).

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.2.4.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


Related shots can be found at: Madrid or you can view all my Spanish shots.


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  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 1 year ago

    Brilliant city shot, Tom. Marvellous architecture. x

  • Thank you so much Agnes …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 1 year ago

    fabulous capture!!

  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Rae Tucker
    Rae Tuckerover 1 year ago

    Amazing colours!

  • Thank you so much Rae …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    Eh naw!
    There you go again Tom; getting me all confused!
    I was sure this was Edinburgh!
    But then I noticed the sky!
    Fabulous capture :o)

  • Cheers my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture and such a beautiful building!!

  • Always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 1 year ago

    Very nicely captured dear Tom.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairover 1 year ago


  • Thank you kindly Maisie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    You keep amazing me with these superb Holiday pictures Tom

  • Thank you my friend, we really enjoyed Madrid …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Nice capture Tom.

  • Cheers Colin …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Another striking architectural extravaganza, Tom! Especially impressive when enlarged. Great work.

  • Very much appreciated dear Sheila …

    – Tom Gomez

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