Category: Walking Tour 2

Ruta de Paseo 2 – La Gran Vía, Plaza Cibeles, Paseo del Prado, Plaza Neptuno y Puerta del Sol

Esta ruta de paseo, es de 3.4 Km, para recorer desde Plaza Callao, pasando por los lugares que se definen abajo hasta volver a Callao. En este paseo, podrás ver: A- Plaza Callao B- Caminando por La Gran Vía C- Plaza de Cibeles D- Paseo del Prado E- Plaza de Neptuno F- Congreso de los […]

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La Gran Via

Gran Via can be divided into three sections, of which this virtual walking tour of Madrid, can start in the Plaza Callao, where we will walk eastward to the Red de San Luis, where the picture above of the Metro station, was taken. This is the second section of the Gran Via, which goes from […]

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Gran Via - Red de San Luis

Red de San Luis In Gran Via

A few meters from the building of Telefonica, we arrive to the Red de San Luis, Gran Via, Fuencarral, Hortaleza, and Montera Street meet. Both Montera and Fuencarral, have closed traffic, and only pedestrian can circulate. In the Montera street, which runs from Gran Vía to Puerta del Sol, there is a large number of […]

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Intersección de Calle Alcalá y La Gran Via.

Metropolis Building – Gran Via

If we walk down the Gran Via, to the Cibeles, on what is known as the first leg of the Gran Via, we arrive at the confluence of this avenue, with Alcalá Street. At this point, we find the Metropolis building, as an important representative of the beginning of the works of refurbishment of the […]

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Vista al Este de Madrid, desde la azotea del Círculo de Lectores de Madrid

Alcala Street – From the Rooftops of Madrid

From the Metropolis building, we follow down Alcala street to Cibeles. To the right, we see the building of the Circle of Fine Arts and next to the building of the Bank of Spain. These photographs, I took from the rooftop of Circulo de Bellas Artes, which are open to the public, where you can […]

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Terraza del Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid

Circle of Fine Arts Terrace

Once we have been observing the magnificent views from the rooftop of the Circulo de Bellas Artes, why not review the program of activities, with a drink in the fabulous terrace at 42 Alcala Street. The Fine Arts Circle, is a private cultural non profit institution, founded in 1880 by a group of artists. The […]

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Cibeles Square And Its Four Buildings

In our virtual tour, we continue towards the Plaza de Cibeles, walking in front of the Bank of Spain building, on one side of Alcalá, and on the other side, we see the forest and garden, which is in front of the Palacio de Buenavista, building of the Spanish Army Headquarters, until we reach the […]

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Cibeles Palace

Once in the Plaza Cibeles, and after appreciating the beauty of this place, it is well worth visiting inside the emblematic Cibeles Palace, which was once the main post office in Madrid, and which now houses the City Hall. As you can see, inside, it still holds the post office environment, on the ground floor […]

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Vista de Madrid al Oeste

View of Madrid From Cibeles

This Photo was taken from the terraces on top of the Cibeles Palace. It’s open to the public, and allows 15 minutes tour to the top of the building, which is at the height of an 8 story building, where this photo was taken. This Palace, was once the Central Post Office building of Spain […]

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Paseo del Prado Boulevard

From Plaza Cibeles, we will be heading south, along the Paseo del Prado. The Paseo del Prado is one of the most important boulevards of Madrid, and also the oldest historical garden, in the middle of the boulevard. It runs North / South route from the Plaza de Cibeles, up to the Plaza del Emperador […]

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Neptune and Cánovas del Castillo Plaza

Halfway through the Paseo del Prado, we find the Fountain of Neptune, which is in Canovas del Castillo Plaza. In this square, we have many important landmarks of important touristic value, as two of the most important museums of art, as the Prado and the Thyssen Museums, two luxurious hotels with a long tradition, such […]

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Palacio de las Cortes – Palace of Congress

Close to 100 meters west of the Fountain of Neptune, we would be in front of the building of the Palace of the Parliament, and Congress of Deputies of Spain, which is in the Plaza de las Cortes. This building, is where one of the two chambers of Parliament meet, that is the lower chamber […]

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Carrera de San Jerónimo and Canalejas Plaza

Walking along the Carrera de San Jerónimo, we find the Plaza de Canalejas and this beautiful corner building in the Plaza. It is the Tomas Allende building, which was designed for residential construction between 1916 and 1920, according to a design by the architect Leonardo Rucabado. Rucabado, wanted to adapt national and regional styles (in […]

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Puerta del Sol, con la Casa de Correos y el Reloj de Gobernación.

Puerta del Sol – Gate of the Sun

From Canalejas Square, a few meters away, we have the Puerta del Sol (Gate of the Sun in English), which is the geographical center, and meeting point for the city of Madrid. In this wide square, which already been closed to everyday traffic, and only maintain limited access to some tourist buses, and taxis, it […]

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Plaza Callao con algún evento.

Callao Plaza

After walking around 300 meters between Puerta del Sol and Plaza Callao, we find that most of this part of central Madrid is pedestrianized. Callao is the name given by the famous battle that took place in 1866, between Spain and Peru in El Callao, Peru. Until early 2010, the Plaza de Callao had a […]

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