Madrid no me mata
Yes, Madrid is a beautiful town - but, even in Spain, there are some other that touch me deeper.
Yes, Madrid is a lively town. But where in Spain do you find a town that sleeps at night ?
Yes, History shines in Madrid. But history is loved and preserved even in the small villages of Spain.
So, I can't follow the slogan "Madrid me mata". Pero me gusta, si! Sin duda.
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One of the most beautiful places in Madrid this square is dominated by the central fountain, created in 1782 and dedicated to goddess Cibeles.
Around it Cibeles palace, Bank of Spain, Buenavista palace and Linares palace compose the "living room" of real Madrid supporters, and the main meeting point for tourists.
Address: Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado
A strange construction near the royal palace, is an Egyptian temple, rebuilt in 1972.
It was originally in Aswan, and would be lost due to the dam's construction. UNESCO made an international call to save it (and some other).
To thank Spain for the cooperation saving Abu Simbel, Egypt offered this temple to Spain in 1968.
Address: Calle Ferraz, 1
Plaza de España
Officially the royal residence the palace is only used for state ceremonies, since the royal family lives in Zarzuela, a palace in the outskirts of town.
We didn't visit it, but could appreciate one the gardens, Sabatini gardens, whose name comes from the architect that designed the stable demolished to build the gardens in 1930.
Church of Santa Teresa and José
Puerta de Moncloa
Vicente Calderon stadium
Portuguese are soccer lovers, jealous of the better games played in Spain.
It's common, for those who may, to travel to Spain only to see a game (or a bullfight). Madrid and Barcelona are the top destinations, with Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid dividing the capital.
In the central quarter of Arganzuela, this stadium belongs to Atlético, and it was the first one to have individual sits to all the people allowed - 70000.