Welcome to the Banco de España

The Banco de España can trace its history back to the late 18th century. Since then, it has witnessed, and occasionally played a leading role in, political, economic and social developments in Spain.

This brochure is intended to enhance the general public’s understanding of the Banco de España as a national central bank and banking system supervisor.

In addition to describing the Banco de España’s mission, functions and how it is internally organised to perform these, the texts include a brief history of the institution and information on its buildings and art collection.