When visiting a place there are always two mandatory sites: the church and the main square where the city hall is usually located. From Fascinating Spain we select what for us are the most fascinating city halls in Spain. There are many different architectural styles and sizes, but they all have in common the beauty of their facades.
The Madrid City Hall building is for us one of the most fascinating town halls in Spain. With the fountain of the goddess Cybele at its feet and facing the Bank of Spain, this early 20th century building can be seen. It was formerly known as the Palacio de Comunicaciones because the Casa de Correos was housed there. It changed its name to Palacio de Cibeles when it became the headquarters of the city council, at the beginning of the 21st century.
Among the most fascinating city halls in Spain we selected Valencia. It was built to be a school, but since 1860 it has been the seat of the City Council. It is the heart of Valencia, especially during the Fallas period, where most of the mascletás and other relevant events take place.
The majestic San Sebastian City Hall was built as a casino. But with the prohibition of gambling in 1924, the building was established as the headquarters of the city council. At the foot of the beach and in the gardens of Los Alderdi-Eder, it is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating city halls in Spain.
Cádiz City Hall welcomes you from the port. The beautiful light-coloured building was built in 1799 and is surrounded by palm trees. Accompanied by the sun that always shines in Cádiz it makes this one of our most fascinating city halls in Spain. Behind it is the Cathedral which, of course, is worth a visit.
In the central Plaza de María Pita is the City Hall of A Coruña. A modernist building inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1912. The façade stands out for the large number of windows and the wide arcades. In addition, you can see four statues representing the four Galician provinces: Ourense, A Coruña, Lugo and Pontevedra.
Seville always wins a place in our lists and there are reasons for that. The Seville City Hall is an excellent example of the plateresque style built between 1527 and 1534. The works were started by Diego de Riaño, but after his death he was succeeded by Juan Sánchez. It is located in the Plaza de San Francisco, a good place with many bars to eat some tapas.
Not only does Salamanca have one of the most fascinating city halls in Spain, but the city is also one of the most beautiful. The building contains many details, you must pay attention to its medallions with distinguished characters of the city. It is built with Piedra de Villamayor, a golden stone widely used in Salamanca that makes its buildings shine both by day and by night.