The first time you come here you don't believe it is the famous San Fermin Square that looks so great on TV. It is exactly that what attracts thousands of people every year to kick off these parties. Check out the council, a solitary building with a very pretty and ornate facade.
The Town Hall is located just off the Alderdi-Eder Gardens, between two of the main tourist attractions of the capital, the beach of La Concha and the historic old town. It was built in 1882 by architects Luis Aladrén and Adolfo Morales de los Rios, but originally it served a different purpose: it was inaugurated in 1887 as the grand Casino, with Queen Maria Cristina of Hapsburg in attendance. When gambling was banned in Spain in 1923, it had to close its doors, and in 1938, it became San Sebastian's Town Hall.
This is the current city hall for Santiago and the Galician Government, Rajoy Palace is on the east side of the Plaza del Obradoiro, just opposite the Cathedral. The horse statue on top of the building, representing Santiago Matamoros stands out. Whenever I've been in Santiago it's always been the first thing I've seen when in this square.
Located in the XVI century Renaissance palace, whose details I will not elaborate, because other minube travellers have done so very well. This is the entrance to the Tourist Office, close to the corner of Cid street with Ancha street. Above all, the opening times: during high season, ie from July 1 to September 15, at Easter and bank holidays, it is open daily from 9.00 to 20.00. During low season, I.e. the rest of the year, Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00. Every Sunday from 9.30 am to 17 pm.
Astorga is a beautiful city that we visited one day during the Easter holidays. We saw the procession through the town which was quite an experience. The Town Hall is a wonder, with a majestic tower from which the bell rings.
The area which extends from the city to the Basilica of Santa Maria is a lovely walk through the environment accompanied by ancient buildings and pedestrian areas with terraces which invite you to relax and recuperate.
Bilbao City Council faces the river and the bridge, at the end of the Arenal promenade. it is a neoclassical building with baroque influences, built in 1892, and designed by architect Joaquín Rucoba. Highlights of the façade include the balconies, and the wide flight of steps flanked by two sculptures as well as columns on the presidential balcony. Inside, the Arab Hall is decorated with tiles and golden lamps, and is the location where large civil weddings often take place.
The City Hall is in Plaza Mayor. This is the historic center, from here if you go down the street Cimadevilla you've got direct access to the cathedral. The Town Hall was built in 1622 by Juan de Sail. It's made of stone, with a symmetrical façade, highlighting the lower access arcs under the porches and multiple balconies. The main body is topped by a pediment with a shield, and a tower housing the clock. Through one of the arches that leads to the rear there's a curious curved shaped modern painting. The hall interior is all made of stone, which also has a carpeted staircase giving access to the various rooms and municipal offices. It's decorated with paintings, the cross of the Principality, and a stunning stained glass roof. Civil Weddings take place here.
The Town Hall of A Coruña is located in the famous Plaza de María Pita, the heart of the city. It is an imposing neoclassical building built in 1917 and topped by allegorical sculptures representing the four provinces of Galicia. In this majestic building, which can be visited, you can see a beautiful central staircase, and a small, but interesting museum that traces the history of watches from the eighteenth century to the present day and includes some very interesting pieces donated to the city by Antonio Rios, a local collector. The Chamber is beautiful.
The "Casa Consistorial" is located in the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent opposite the Santa Maria Maggiore Church. It is the current home to Ronda town hall, whose construction dates back to 1734 and hosted militias throughout history and is rebuilt on stores that were in the arcades of the Plaza Mayor. It has three floors, with the upper two overlapping arches.
The Town Hall is located in the very center of Valladolid in front is the statue of Count Ansurez. It is a modern building opened in 1908 as the previous building was demolished by then-mayor Miguel Iscar in 1879. In 2008, the town celebrated the centennial of the building. The building is made pressed brick and granite and was designed by architect Enrique Repullés. It has a rectangular courtyard with four towers and a clock.
In the central Plaza España, opposite the statue dedicated to Luis Morales and the rear facade of Badajoz Cathedral, the Town Hall is a classical palace of the eighteenth century. The facade can't help but catch the eye, with arches by the entrance, and Tuscan columns on the top floor. The upper body is topped with a balustrade and wrought iron pinnacle housed inside a bell, under which lies the town clock.
Avila is the perfect city for a on day visit. For those who live in Madrid it is great because we can stand there with just a short train journey and it is quite cheap! Chico Market Square is a must for visitors, it is a traditional square and it is also pretty small. The town hall is the most beautiful facade of the plaza and makes for very good photos in the morning and afternoon.