ANTONIO PALACIOS RAMILO
PALACIOS LEGACY IN HIS HOMETOWN: O PORRIÑO
MONDARIZ-BALNEARIO: WATER, STONE AND PALACIOS
The smallest municipality in Spain (Mondariz-Balneario) gets its name from the thermal circle in which it is located, which is unique in the world. The healing properties of the waters caught the attention of doctor Enrique Peinador, who decided to use it in accordance with health regulations.
The Republic Government declared the Mondariz waters to be of public utility and authorized their exploitation in June 1973. That same year, they requested permission to open the “Establishment of Mondariz carbonic-ferruginous acid-alkaline mineral waters”. The Mondariz Spa was established at that time.
The construction of “El Gran Hotel” began in the area where Antonio Palacios was an apprentice of Gerardo de la Fuente. It was here where Palacios began his career with total design freedom and commissions for complementary works.