Carrera de San Jerónimo and Canalejas Plaza

Carrera de San Jerónimo and Canalejas Plaza

Walking along the Carrera de San Jerónimo, we find the Plaza de Canalejas and this beautiful corner building in the Plaza.

It is the Tomas Allende building, which was designed for residential construction between 1916 and 1920, according to a design by the architect Leonardo Rucabado.

Rucabado, wanted to adapt national and regional styles (in this case the architecture of Santander), to the changing needs of modern life.

Something very interesting about this building, is its wide and suggestive corner tower, and the wooden terrace protruding from the side facing the Carrera de San Jerónimo. This really gives a unique look to the design of this building.

The facade of the building, also features ceramics from the studio of the famous painter Ignacio Zuloaga.

Edificio en la Carrera San Jerónimo
Edificio en la Carrera San Jerónimo

The Canalejas plaza where this building is, has other very important buildings nearby that can be seen from here, and right now are being reformed, but waiting to see how the idea of building the macro complex of Plaza Canalejas becomes a reality or it will be stopped, as it has been since the beginning of 2015.

What they plan to build here is a pedestrian area, with a luxury hotel, a large shopping center, and luxury apartments, in this block, between the streets of Carrera de San Jeronimo, Sevilla, and Alcalá.

For this virtual walking tour, we will continue from Plaza Canalejas, to the Puerta del Sol, only 100 meters away.

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