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  • Ceramic Tiles, Madrid, Spain.
    Ceramic Tiles, Madrid, Spain.
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  • Ceramic Tiles, Madrid, Spain.
    Ceramic Tiles, Madrid, Spain.
    by planxty
  • crossing alcala over bridge of M30 to Carmen
    crossing alcala over bridge of M30 to...
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Comunidad de Madrid Favorites

  • Streets and walking

    Madrid Favorites

    found some more photos as my boxes from moving are beginning to unload. Madrid is my city, where I grew up as a Young teenager, and had the first freedom, so it will always be in my heart. Lucky enough to visit often nowdays. Walking is sublime and a must; mix in the Madrid day with the hussle and buzzle and then taste its terrific nights full of...

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  • Cultural tips

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    Most of Madrileños are first or second generation and very few can claim to have their roots in the city. Despite the lack of roots in the majority of its inhabitants, Madrid has a strong personality, which is precisely the result of the merging of people arrived from all four corners of Spain and, in these days, the entire world. This mix of...

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  • Gran Via street

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    The fancy street with shops, cafés and offices. The main building what catches a person's eye is Edificio Metropolis at the corner of the street. I like the way it is designed. On the top is the statue of Goddess Victoria, bellow four statues symbolizing Agriculture, Indrustry, Commerce and Mining. All about business and it displays the street very...

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  • Puerta del Sol

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    There are two interesting things in this square. First is the statue of a bear, symbol of Madrid, eating fruit from the tree. Second one is the spot on the ground, which shows the middle of Spain. I think we would not have found it without our friend, but just look at the ground. In the end, above all of those stands a statue of king Carlos III. To...

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  • Retiro Park

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    often a spot on a city mark your life. For me it has been the retiro park, it was my hangout, my spot for relaxation, fun games, first love, and to know the city ,the country of my grandparents a lot better. On the spot ,on the street, with the local people ,everyday life. A experience that lingers today when my own sons visit or I go back even on...

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  • Plaza Mayor

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    Plaza Mayor was fascinating to me as it was not at all similar to than to be in hectic downtown. I enjoyed the air and space around me, the old big statues, the historical nicely painted buildings - and my refreshment after a long walk. Plaza Mayor is definitely one place where I would take my first-timer guest. When talking about Plaza Mayor -...

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  • Royal Palace

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    This row of sculptures can be found right in front of the royal palace. Actually, these are not just sculptures these are queens that originally were planned to be placed on top of the palace. But the plans have changed after the stone ladies were found too heavy for the “royal pedestal”. This is why today they are placed in a tiny park facing the...

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  • Daytrips

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    In addition to the Royal Tapestry Factory and the Royal Palace (their Armory is interesting) you might do the hop-on-hop-off bus early in the visit. This will give you an overview. I have not taken this bus, and have heard that some people don't like it, but it will get you around to various places. If you have not planned to go to Toledo (photo...

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  • Parks

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    The Retiro park is the well known spot to cool down in summer. A less known spot, but nonetheless very relaxing is the Real Jardin Botanico. Its situated south of the Prado. There is a diversity on trees, bushes and medical spices. South American plants are there too. The garden is designed by Ortego under Carlos the third. its not that much...

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  • Cibeles Square

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    Plaza de Cibeles:The Fuente de Cibeles stand in the middle of the busy traffic island at the junction of the Paseo del Prado and the Calle de Alcala. This fine sculpted fountain is named after Cibele, the Greco-Roman goddess of nature, and shows her sitting in her chariot, drawn by a pair of lions. Designed in the late 18th century by Jose...

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  • Prado Museum

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    The Prado has also a large collection of Italien Art. Botticelli's history of Nastagio degli Onesti depicts a vision of a k knight who is forever damned to haunt his beloved and kill her is an example you can find. als o Rafael (Christus falling) and Tintoretto (washing the feet) are highlights in the Italian collection. As the Spanish royals got...

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  • Colon Square

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    At Plaza de Colon there is a long, wide fountain that flows down into a pool below. I tried to take a fun picture or two, they turned out okay I guess. Just over my head in this shot is where the big flag and monument stand. In general this is a pleasant area for strolling and people-watching.

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  • Friends

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    I want repeat many useful tips you may find all over the Internet about Madrid and things too see there. After all, what you're looking for may not coincede with what I saw/liked, so I suggest searching for you favourite vacation themes. One thing is certain, there are people from all over the world you may meet in Madrid, and I highly recommend...

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  • Reina Sofia Museum

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    Two other important painters not to miss are Miro and Dali. Miro is a surrealistic painter and his paintings from the twenties are inspired by catalan popular art. such elements are to be seen in his "portrait 2" Dali, also a catalan, is also surrealsit as influenced by Frued. Surrealism is the depiction of subconscience without censorship or...

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  • Bullfighting

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    This is one of the largest bullfighting ring in Spain. There are usually bullfights on Sundays and holidays between Easter and October; and just about daily from May through beginning of June. Calle Alcala 237 www.las-ventas.com +34 91 356 2200

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  • Shopping

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    While making my way to the metro at La Latina, a few doors from the indoor market, I found a small shop selling crisps (home-made I presume) The lady was very nice, so were the crisps. I know the area itself isn't that salubrious but give the place a go if you find yourself passing the door.

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  • Puerta de Alcala

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    The architecture of this city is stunning Many fine buildings adorn the city I especially liked the Puerta de Alcala a great entrance to Retro Park. The gate has it's origins in 1559 when Margarita of Austria wife of Filipe 111 arrived in Madrid to receive this fine present from her husband I liked Madrid for being a very walkable city. It is very...

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  • Atocha

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    This is Madrid´s main train station and it is a very original one. I's like a botanical garden complete with ferns, palm trees, and other temperate zone plants. It´s a beautiful, yet humid place and there are lots of turtles all around.

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  • Plaza de la Villa

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    In this square you see the Town Hall (17th century); the Tower of the Lujanes; built in the 15th century in mudejar style and the House of the Cisneros; a former plateresque palace from the 16th century that was rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th. This beautiful square is not far from Plaza Mayor.

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  • General Info

    * For info about Comunidad de Madrid, not just the city, visit:Calle Duque de Medinaceli, 2 (in front of Palace Hotel)Metro: Banco de España (line 2) and Atocha (line 1)- Tel.: (+34) 902 10 00 07- Internet: www.turismomadrid.es (many languages such as Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese).

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  • The Weather

    Check the Weather before you visit the Comunidad de Madrid:- www.inm.es/web/infmet/predi/locali/MAM.html (Spanish)

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  • Endangered fauna

    The Madrid Autonomous Community hosts a large number of endangered species; something remarkable for an area significantly affected by a large metropolitan area. Bears are no longer to be seen in the Monte del Pardo, but the Imperial Eagle, the black vulture and other emblematic endangered species still have some of their main breeding areas in...

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  • The Southern Steppes

    To the south, the landscape is very different: here the steppe is dominant and the scarce precipitation create dessert like landscape.This area is often underrated by many visitors and Madrileños themselves, but it is enchanting and majestic in its austerity and is home to an astounishingly rich biodiversity.

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  • Sistema Central

    The North and Eastern regions of the Madrid Autonomous Communitye are occupied by the Iberian Central range, which divides the Castilian meseta into two parts. Parts of these mountains are still surprisingly unspoilt, in spite of the many urban developments that have threatened their preservation in the last decades. The landscape here is pleasant...

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  • The Prado museum houses one of...

    The Prado museum houses one of the world's great art collections. Spanish artists in the collection include Velazquez, Ribera, Murillo, El Greco, Goya, and Bosch. Many foreign artists are also exhibited in the Prado's collections.

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  • A famous statute of a goddess,...

    A famous statute of a goddess, Saturn's wife and Jupiter's mother, pulled by two lions is situated in the center of the Plaza de la Cibeles. This statue, completed in 1792, is described as the most popular in Madrid. The Statue of the Cibeles is now surrounded by a fountain with jets of water behind the goddess.

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  • The Banco de Espana is...

    The Banco de Espana is situated on the southwest corner of the Plaza de la Cibeles.

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  • Plaza de Espana. A monument to...

    Plaza de Espana. A monument to the Spanish literary genius Cervantes is found here.

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  • Palacio Real was built between...

    Palacio Real was built between 1738 and 1764 and is the work of several architects. The Royal Palace is an enormous, almost square shaped building. The palace's public tours includes all kinds of sumptuous rooms. An important highlight of the palace tour is the Armory featuring an unusual collection of Spanish armor.

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  • Plaza Mayor. Completed in 1619...

    Plaza Mayor. Completed in 1619 during Spain's Austrian period, Plaza Mayor exemplifies this period's architecture. When the Austrians ruled Spain, the square's 477 balconies were boxes for events that took place in the plaza below.

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  • La Casa de la Villa located in...

    La Casa de la Villa located in the historic center of Madrid, houses the main offices of the City Council.

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  • All Madrid streets are...

    All Madrid streets are numbered from the Puerta del Sol, and several important Madrid streets originate in the Puerta del Sol,itself.

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