Category: Walking Tour 5

Plaza Santa Ana, Madrid

Zona de Terrazas, Tascas y Copas en Huertas

In the area known as “Huertas” which includes the Barrio de las Letras (Literary Neighbourhood close to Calle Huertas), Plaza Santa Ana, and the surrounding streets including the streets toward Puerta del Sol, Plaza Canalejas, up to Carrera de San Jerónimo, is one of liveliest places in Madrid. It has a lot of terraces, restaurants, […]

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Escultura de Federico García Lorca con la Alondra

Federico García Lorca’s Sculpture – Plaza Santa Ana

The statue of Federico García Lorca is right in front of the Teatro Español, in Plaza Santa Ana. Unfortunately on a night of April 2011, some vandals tore apart the lark from the hands of the statue, and no one saw it. This photo was taken the 24 of July, 2011, and galdfully, it looks […]

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Plaza Santa Ana, con el Hotel Reina Victoria

Santa Ana Plaza in Madrid, And Its Terrace Bars

The Santa Ana Plaza, is the center of the Huertas area in Madrid. As seen in the picture, it is very active having many terraces, bars and restaurants, all day. Also at night time, there are many places in the surroundings, to dine indoors, or a terrace, and after dinner, there are places to listen […]

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Huertas Area, and Literary Madrid

Huertas Street, is in the “Barrio de las Letras” (Writen Arts, and also known as Neighbourhood of the Comedians). In this area of the “Literary Neighborhood”, is where the most famous authors like Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, and Tirso de Molina, belonging to the Spanish Golden Century, lived on […]

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El Prado

El Prado Museum

El Prado Museum has one of the world’s finest collections of European art, from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, and undoubtedly the best single collection of Spanish art.

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Fuente de Neptuno

Neptuno Plaza Fountain

Next to the Thyssen Museum, we are crossing the Paseo del Prado, towards the Ritz Hotel, and to the right we can see one of the entrances to the Prado Museum.

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Thyssen Bornemisza Museum – Antonio Lopez Sculpture

The sculpture “Woman of Coslada” by Antonio Lopez, received us in the hall of the Thyssen Museum, the days when the exhibition was held, on the summer of 2011. Apart from temporary exhibitions, the museum has the largest private collection with old masters, and artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, which results in a […]

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Palace of Congress, and Carrera San Jerónimo – Madrid

View taken from the Plaza de las Cortes, where you can see, Plaza Neptuno, and San Jerónimo el Real, which is the church further away. Palace of the Parliament, located in the Plaza de las Cortes in Madrid  Here the Deputies of the Lower House of Parliament, meet. Reina Victoria Theater alongside of Tomas Allende […]

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Calle Alcala cercano a Puerta del Sol

Alcalá Street, the longest of Madrid

This picture above, is the beginning of Alcalá Street, close to Puerta del Sol. To the right of the picture, is what was known to be the building of Banesto, Spanish Bank of Credit, and to the left, the Casino de Madrid. On the block where we have the Banesto building, a large shopping complex […]

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Beginning of Alcala Street in Madrid

Calle de Alcala is one of the oldest in Madrid. Its birth, and subsequent elongation, corresponds with the growth of Madrid, following the times. Its origin as a street begun after building Puerta del Sol, just a few meters from where this photo was taken, thus this are the buildings having the low numbering of […]

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