Architectural Buildings in Madrid

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Architectural Buildings in Madrid

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  • Kevin
    8 contributions
    This is truly a magic place. The history that has been before you in this Royal Palace. The view from inside or outside is must as magnificent. take the time and plan to visit here.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Lorrick G
    1 contribution
    Perfect stop. While walking through the Parque del Buen Retiro we saw the glass building and decided to stop by. The palace photographs great and is a must-see when in Madrid.
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • Steven S
    4 contributions
    I don't usually bother writing reviews but feel compelled to write one for this lesser known attraction. For 3 Euros, the price of an overcharged bottle of coke from the airport, you can experience a mini-palace. You get the impression of how royalty might live if forced to downscale into a smaller property. All the lavishness of decoration and acquisition of furnishings and art objects are there to behold and admire. I was shocked at how it exceeded my expectations. There were no camera police within, and I was not made to feel a criminal by staff for having the affrontery to want to capture memories on my phone camera (the Palace opposite had the air of tolerating visitors by comparison and the camera police were severely official). The staff were engaging and friendly, an experience i found exceptional for Madrid attractions, where staff usually give off an air of dismissive indifference if you dont speak Spanish.
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • Allan C
    Ipswich, UK535 contributions
    Very impressive building which is well worth a good look but the restaurant is very expensive for what it offers. Possibly best seen at night when there are lighting effects and much less traffic.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • boo98
    Leduc, Canada253 contributions
    It's a wonderful building and they do still hold bull fights on sundays. We were lucky to be there when they had one monday since it was a holday. Glad we went but be warned they do kill the bull
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • binab
    Ljubljana, Slovenia25 contributions
    The park is beautiful, there is also a beautiful viewpoint of Madrid just a few metres from the Templo. However, we were not able to go in, because we came an hour and a half or more before the closing and the line was just too long. Make sure you get the right information about the working hours, when we visited, they were open only until 19:00 and not 20:00 as it says on some websites. But I must say, the staff were really nice and let us know in advance, we might not be able to get in and apologised for it.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Ghadeer2014
    Kuwait City, Kuwait9,997 contributions
    We arrived at the biggest train station in the South, Madrid Atocha. This station is the hub for high-speed services from all over the country. Our booking was for Córdoba. The station was like a lush indoor jungle with beautiful tropical garden. The station has very clean toilets for a fee. Good service.

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    Written 1 April 2022
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria18,999 contributions
    One of the most remarkable buildings in Madrid. It is located at the crossroads of Grand Via and Calle de Alcala. I think the building was built in the early 20th century by a French architect.
    Written 11 May 2021
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,590 contributions
    The theatre is located in front of the Royal Palace. It looks very grand and majestic from the outside. Was not able to enter but managed to take some nice photos
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • AMRP
    13 contributions
    The Temporary Exhibition of Brueghel and the art-work of the some members of the same family, AMAZING!
    Written 2 March 2020
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  • Mark D
    Newcastle, Australia2,296 contributions
    Simply Amazing! The Casa de la Panaderia is located in the Plaza Mayor (Large Plaza) of Madrid. Whilst it's surrounded by magnificent buildings, this is made unique but the many elaborate paintings that decorate its exteriors! Simply Amazing!
    Written 8 September 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,988 contributions
    This is one of a number of note-worthy buildings that line Madrid’s most famous street, the Gran Via. Its towering, solid structure made me think of Gotham City.
    It’s main claim to fame is being Spain’s first skyscraper. Its doors first opened on 1st Jan, 1930, and at that time, standing at 89 metres, it was not just Spain’s tallest building but the tallest one in Europe. It remained Madrid’s tallest building until 1953.

    I found the stories around the building, more interesting than the building itself:

    i) During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) it was the prime target for Nationalist bombing because it was Spain’s main hub of communications. for Spain. The basements became air raid shelters and bombs rained down around it. Ernest Hemingway worked as a foreign war correspondent here at this time. You can imagine him making his way along the Gran Via, in between avoid bombing raids, to file his reports at the Office of Foreign Press inside the building.

    ii) It was also here that the very first transatlantic conversation between a US President (Calvin Coolidge) and a European leader (Spain’s King Alfonso XIII) took place on 13 Oct 1928. It was a great technological advance. Instead of messages between envoys and ambassadors, the two leaders were able to speak personally to each other. Immediately, this made me wonder what they said. Still curious, later in the day, I looked it up. For the most part, they talked about the importance of this new technology. Coolidge said, “… I believe it to be true that when two men can talk together the danger of any serious disagreement is immeasurably lessened and that what is true of individuals is true of nations. The international telephone, therefore, which carries the warmth and the friendliness of the human voice, will always correct what might be misinterpreted in the written word.”
    Words of wisdom. Coolidge might have been talking almost 100 years ago but weirdly his words seem even truer and more relevant now than then. How easy is it to misinterpret tone when you rely mainly on texts and emails?

    Nowadays, the building has the flagship store for a mobile phone company and regular free exhibitions and talks so you are able to go inside if you want a closer look.
    Written 16 November 2020
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  • mjs03
    Valencia, Spain624 contributions
    The Banco de España’s exhibit of paintings by Goya and his contemporaries was very good. You need an hour or less to see the exhibit, but it is well worth it, considering that you have the opportunity to see part of the bank’s art patrimony….also it is free for the public, but you must acquire online tickets.
    Written 22 October 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,988 contributions
    Even if you have limited time in Madrid you'll find yourself at some point in Puerta Del Sol, Madrid’s large central plaza.
    This large, striking red brick building with the flags, was built in the 1760s as the headquarters of the main Post Office. It is a grand Baroque building, positioned in a central spot in the city’s main square.
    Its size and scale is a reminder of just how important the postal services once were. How things have changed. Today post offices are often just small shopfronts, stuck in some neglected corner of a shopping mall and it’s been many years since anyone routinely carried stamps in their wallets.
    We only stopped for a couple of minutes but if nothing else, it was interesting to reflect on how different the pre-email/text world was when people depended so heavily on the mail-coach.
    Casa de Correos is only one point of interest in the plaza but before you move on there are 2 other features worth noticing. These are:
    i) The 0 km sign in the pavement in front of the building – this marks the centre of Madrid and the point from which all roads radiate.
    ii) Queen Isabel II’s clock and bells – this is where people traditionally gather to wait for the bells on top of the building to ring in the new year.
    Written 12 December 2020
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  • Chaitanya
    Cambridge, Canada988 contributions
    Good station and great place to connections to travel outside of Madrid.
    Away from the center.
    Facilities and station looks well maintained.
    Written 18 May 2020
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