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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
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    crossing alcala over bridge of M30 to...
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  • 1. Streets and walking

    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...

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  • 2. Plaza Mayor

    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 -...

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  • 3. Puerta del Sol

    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...

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  • 4. Gran Via street

    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...

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  • 5. Royal Palace

    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...

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  • 6. Retiro Park

    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...

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  • 7. Cultural tips

    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,...

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  • 8. Prado Museum

    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...

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  • 9. Cibeles Square

    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,...

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  • 10. Daytrips

    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...

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  • 11. Colon Square

    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...

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  • 12. Bullfighting

    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...

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  • 13. Parks

    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...

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  • 14. Friends

    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...

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  • 15. Reina Sofia Museum

    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...

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  • 16. Puerta de Alcala

    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...

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  • 17. Atocha

    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...

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  • 18. Shopping

    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...

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  • 19. Plaza de la Villa

    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...

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  • 20. Tiles are not just for the roof.

    I am not sure if this phenomenon is prevalent all over Spain or if it is specific to Madrid but as I was walking around, I noticed a large amount of decorated...

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  • 21. FITUR

    Would you like to visit 167 countries and regions in just one-two days? FITUR offers you this unique possibility.From 30 January to 2 February 2013, FITUR...

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  • 22. General Restaurant tips

    These were on a forum post and I have them in here so I can access them next time I am in Madrid...or Eating a good paella : St. James (don't miss you !) Good...

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  • 23. Finding accommodation

    I used the tourist info place at the airport - if you are flying in, they are as good as anywhere else and extremely efficient. They ask how much you want to...

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  • 24. General Information

    If you booked a hotel in the city center by Puerta del Sol, then you have access to the Metro, so you don't really need the taxi from the airport to your hotel...

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  • 25. General Info (several languages)

    * Centro de Turismo de Madrid (Madrid Tourism Centre)Plaza Mayor, 2728013 MadridEspaña/Spain- Tel: (+34) 91 588 16 36- Internet: www.esmadrid.es- E mail:...

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