Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Spain

Majority of the tallest skyscrapers in Spain are located in its capital, Madrid, but we can also find high-rise buildings in other cities such as Barcelona, Benidorm, Bilbao and Sevilla. The four tallest buildings are located in Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid, which is a complex that consists in 4 towers: Torre Espacio, Torre de Cristal, Torre PwC and Torre Cepsa. Torre de Cristal (249 m; 817 ft tall) has been the tallest building in Spain since its inauguration in 2008 and currently there’s no building under construction that can exceed it in height.

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1. For this list only the buildings that have been completed until the date of publication of this post have been taken into account. If a building is completed and is among the 10 tallest buildings in Spain, it will be added to the list as soon as possible.

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Below is the list of 10 tallest buildings or skyscrapers in Spain.

Skyscrapers in Spain: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Spain

10. Hotel de las Artes

Height: 154 m (505 ft)
Floors: 44
Building Function: Hotel
Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
City: Barcelona
Construction Start: 1992
Completed: 1994

Hotel de las Artes (or Hotel Arts in English) is an 44-storey, 154 m (505 ft) tall hotel skyscraper located in Barcelona. This building is the tallest in Barcelona and the 10th tallest building in Spain. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, an American firm which also has designed highrise buildings from around the world, such as the Burj Khalifa in United Arab Emirates.

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9. Torre Picasso

Height: 156.4 m (513 ft)
Floors: 43
Building Function: Office
Firm: Minoru Yamasaki Associates
City: Madrid
Construction Start: 1982
Completed: 1989

Torre Picasso (Picasso Tower in English) is a skyscraper in Madrid designed by Minoru Yamasaki. Torre Picasso was the tallest building from its inauguration in 1988 until 2007, measuring 156.4 m (513 ft) and with 43 floors. Currently is the 9th tallest building in Spain and the 5th tallest in Madrid.

8. Torre Lugano

Height: 158 m (518 ft)
Floors: 43
Building Function: Residential
Firm: Adolfo Rodriguez Aquitectos, S.L.P
City: Benidorm
Construction Start: 2004
Completed: 2007

Torre Lugano (Lugano Tower) is a 43-storey, 158 m (518 ft) residential building located in Benidorm. Construction began in 2004 and it was completed in 2007.

7. Torre Iberdrola

Height: 165 m (541 ft)
Floors: 41
Building Functions: Office, Hotel
Firm: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
City: Bilbao
Construction Start: 2007
Completed: 2011

Torre Iberdrola (Basque: Iberdrola dorrea, English: Iberdrola Tower) is a 41-storey, 165 m (541 ft) mix-use skyscraper located in Bilbao. The tower, built as Iberdrola’s headquarters, is the tallest building in the Basque Country and the city of Bilbao, and the eighth tallest building in Spain.

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6. Torre Sevilla

Height: 180.5 m (592 ft)
Floors: 40
Building Function: Hotel, Office
Firm: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
City: Sevilla
Construction Start: 2009
Completed: 2016

Torre Sevilla (Sevilla Tower) (formerly known as Torre Pelli for the Argentine architect César Pelli who designed the tower) is an office skyscraper in Seville. It measures 180.5 m (592 ft) and has 40 floors. It’s the tallest building in Andalusia and in the city of Seville, and the sixth tallest in Spain.

5. Gran Hotel Bali

Height: 186 m (610 ft)
Floors: 52
Building Function: Hotel
Firm: Antonio Escario
City: Benidorm
Construction Start: 1987
Completed: 2002

Gran Hotel Bali (also known as Torre Bali 3, Gran Hotel or Marina Palais) is a 4-star hotel located in Benidorm, province of Alicante, Spain. It is, at 186 metres high (210 metres including the mast), the tallest building on Europe’s Mediterranean coast. Currently, the Gran Hotel Bali is the 5th tallest building in Spain.

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4. Torre Espacio

Height: 224.2 m (735 ft)
Floors: 56
Building Function: Office
Firm: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
City: Madrid
Construction Start: 2004
Completed: 2008

Torre Espacio (Space Tower) is a 56-storey, 224.2 m (735 ft) tall office skyscraper located in the Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid, its construction began in 2004 and was completed in 2008. During its construction on the night of September 4, 2006 a fire broke out on the 43rd floor of the tower. The structure of the building suffered no critical damage, as the fire had only affected some construction materials.

3. Torre PwC

Height: 236 m (774 ft)
Floors: 52
Building Function: Hotel, Office
Firm: Rubio & Alvarez Sala
City: Madrid
Construction Start: 2004
Completed: 2008

Torre PwC (Spanish for PwC Tower), formerly Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso, is a 52-floor, 236 m (774 ft) tall  skyscraper, located in Madrid. Torre PwC is one of four buildings in the Cuatro Torres Business Area. It houses the five-star hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower, which occupies 60% of the tower. The tower is actually the third tallest building in Madrid and also the third tallest in Spain.

2. Torre Cepsa

Height: 248.3 m (815 ft)
Floors: 49
Building Function: Office
Firms: Foster + Partners; Gonzalo Martínez-Pita Copello
City: Madrid
Construction Start: 2004
Completed: 2008

Torre Cepsa (Cepsa Tower) (formerly known as Torre Bankia) is a 49-storey office skyscraper located in the Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid, it measures 248.3 m (815 ft), and that makes it the second tallest building in Madrid and also in Spain, though it’s surpassed by Torre de Cristal by less than a metre.

1. Torre de Cristal

Height: 249 m (817 ft)
Floors: 50
Building Function: Office
Firm: Cesar Pelli & Associates
City: Madrid
Construction Start: 2004
Completed: 2008

Torre de Cristal (Spanish for Glass Tower) is a skyscraper in the Cuatro Torres Business Area (CTBA) in Madrid, completed in 2008. With a final height of 249 metres (817 ft), it ranks as the tallest building in Spain surpassing neighbouring Torre Cepsa by less than one metre.

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