The Cervantes Institute was established in 1991 by Spain’s government to promote Spanish culture, language and literature across the world. The non-profit group’s reach is across twenty countries. Cervantes Instituto is named after Miguel de Cervantes, one of Spain’s most celebrated writers and the author of “Don Quixote.” Their headquarters are located inside Edificio de las Cariátides. Architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otame are responsible for the Greek Revival design of the Building of the Caryatids. The original occupant in 1918 was Río de la Plata Bank.