Leon Casa Botines
Was declared a Historic Monument in 1969.
Antonio Gaudí started the project of this building in 1891
commissioned by the fabric merchants of Leon.These business men
had a relationship with the Catalan textile sector. Actually it
was one of these Catalan business men, Carlos Güell, who
recommended Gaudí as possible designer for the new Leonese
The result was a modernist building with a Medieval look. All business activity was carried out on the ground floors. The upper floors were reserved for residences.
Today it is the social headquarters of Caja España.