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Córdoba Private Guided Day Tour from Madrid
"Enjoy this private 8 hour tour with your guide and get to the historical city of Cordoba very comfortably in a fast train service. The tour will start off with a ride from Madrid's ATOCHA train station and then travel comfortably by fast train to your official tour guide will meet you at the train station and your private tour will start. Your tour is completely personalized to fit your own needs. The tour will be organized taking into account what you want. An example of what some of the Jewish quarter and Gothic architecture and roman remains.The tour will finish off at the same meeting point.""""Once you visit Madrid and have a day to spare you cannot miss on a visit to Cordoba. Embark on an amazing full-day excursion. Explore Cordoba’s Moorish monuments with your private tour guide and emerge yourself in the historical streets and admire the great architecture."title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+full-day+tour+to+Cordoba+from+Madrid&2=Ride+the+fast+train+with+a+guide+through+the+scenic+Andalusian+countryside&3=See+highlights+of+the+city%27s+UNESCO-listed+historic+center&4=Step+inside+Cardoba%27s+famous+cathedral+built
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Madrid Full Day by High Speed Train from different points in Spain
"Transfer by your own to the High Speed Railway Station to take the morning High Speed Train to Madrid. Arrival in Madrid. Free time to discover this magnificent city considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. We include an afternoon city tour at 15.00 h (meeting at 14.45 h) in our VPT Terminal at C/ Ferraz 3. The best tour to get acquainted with the city. During approximated 2:30 hours we’ll see the most important buildings avenues and squares to know the monuments and its history from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present modern city: Gran Vía Plaza de España University
From EUR165.00
Madrid Full Day Tour by High Speed Train from Valencia
"Transfer by your own to Valencia Railway Station to take the morning High Speed Train to Madrid. In Madrid you will have free time to discover this magnificent city considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. It is included an afternoon city tour at 15.00 h (meeting at 14.45 h) in the terminal. Enjoy visiting this amazing city during 2.30 hour where you will see the most important buildings avenues and squares to know the monuments and its history from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present modern city: Gran Vía Plaza de España University Moncloa
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Cibeles Fountain

The Cibeles fountain shows the goddess Cibeles from Greek mythology that represented fertility. The goddess is seating in a chariot pulled by two lions. TheCibeles fountain was built in the reign of...
Apr 09, 2008

Ever wonder what the heck building that is??

This building is amazing! A communications building?!? Ha! Why did they make it so nice? The traffic circle here is very very busy, so good luck getting that perfect shot. Beautiful statue of Poseiden...
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Mar 18, 2008

Square of the Goddess

If you take the Alacala street from Sol, after a few minutes you will come across the Cibeles Square. This square, as its name describes is dedicated to Cibeles, goddess of nature, fertility, animals,...
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Jan 12, 2008

The Cibeles Fountain

It was built in the reign of Charles (Carlos) III and designed by Ventura Rodríguez between 1777 and 1782. It depicts the goddess Cibeles (Cybele), the Phrygian goddess of fertility, who is seen...
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Dec 12, 2007

Plaza de Cibeles

Plaza de Cibeles, the busy roundabout connecting Paseo del Prado with Calle de Alcalá and Paseo de Recoletos, is home to some of Madrid's famous monumental edifices. Among them are el Palacio de...
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Dec 05, 2007

Fuente de Cibeles (Cibeles Fountain)

On a circle on the intersection of Alcalá street and Paseo del Prado you'll find the Cibeles Fountain. This sculpture was built by the Spanish architect Ventura Rodríguez and was installed in 1782....
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Oct 09, 2007

The Fountain

A heavily traffic grand square surrounded by huge and imposing buildings. One ot the symbols of Madrid. The fountain is named after Cibele, the roman goddess of nature. Was built between 1777 and 1782...
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Jul 19, 2007

Main Post Office

The Central Post Office is housed by the Palacio de Comunicaciones building. A historical monumental designed built by Antonio Palacio and Julian Otamendi. As for the locals they called it, Nuestra...
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Jul 19, 2007

Plaza de Cibeles

Cibeles is some sort of an ancient goddess. And there is a large fountain with her in a chariot in the center. Behind you can see a beautiful building which is actually the central post office. This...
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May 01, 2007

La Cibeles

An image in white stone of the Goddess Cibeles driving a carriage drawn by lions, commissioned by Carlos III, designed by Ventura Rodriguez and carried out by Roberto Michel and Francisco Gutierrez.It...
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Apr 01, 2007

Plaza de Cibeles

Please don’t mistake this magnificent building with some royal palace. Although looking like a real residence of kings and queens it was built in early 20th century to serve as a main post office. It...
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Jan 07, 2007

One word: wow!

The Plaza de Cibeles is amazing, architecture wise. There is a fountain in the middle of the Plaza and the buildings (such as the Palacio de communicaciones) around it are incredible.Definitely worth...
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Aug 06, 2006
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Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid

Train lovers lookie here! The Railroad Museum includes exhibitions of steam, electric and diesel trains and wagons. They have 4 rooms featuring infrastructure and models of foreign and Spanish trains....
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Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - in short: Museo Reina Sofía - is Madrids leading modern art museum. Established 1992, it began to take over the Prado Collection of 20th century modern...
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La Casa Encendida

So La Casa Encendida is a kind of socially-conscious project/creative and learning space sponsored by the Caja Madrid bank.... The building has several floors with various different spaces, most...
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El Parque del Buen Retiro

The Retiro Park (Park of the Pleasant Retreat) is the largest Public Park in Madrid and was formerly a private park of the Spanish Monarchy. This park has historical significance as is was formerly...
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Retiro Park

This park wasn't designed for ordinary people - it was designed for Royalty. And it shows. The park is vast and magnificently ornamented. There are fountains, sculptures, a crystal palace and a...
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Palacio Cristal

We found Palacio Cristal accidentally on the walk around Retiro park. There leads a path under trees and opens into a lake, where live turtles and dugs. In the middle of the lake sprays a fountain. On...
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Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado


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