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  • SFTRVLR
    San Francisco, CA1,964 contributions
    A must do, obviously- a great way to get anchored in Madrid when you first get there. I liked the quaint entryways as much as the Plaza itself.

    As you likely have read, though, don't eat at any of the restaurants in the Plaza as they are all tourist traps. Shame there are no decent places.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Mark D
    Newcastle, Australia2,296 contributions
    The Puerta de Sol is literally the centre of Madrid, which is believed to be the centre of Espana! Its currently under reservations, however, you can still get a feel for the magnificence the square has. It's surrounded by magnificent architecture & is still a must see whilst in Madrid
    Written 8 September 2022
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,590 contributions
    I passed by this monastery from Puerto Del Sol to Grand Via. It was closed so we could only take some photos of the place.
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • SPAINDOCTOR
    Madrid, Spain5,450 contributions
    This is a nice museum in calle Alcala
    Including the other version of Agnus Dei of the prado museum the difference are the horns
    Written 18 July 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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  • Alexander W
    Bishops Stortford, UK673 contributions
    Nice statue, though not as large in person as I assumed it would be, especially as it’s already on a plinth.
    Be prepared for crowds around it as everyone wants their photo taken here.
    Written 28 January 2022
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  • Marcela
    Buenos Aires, Argentina904 contributions
    In the heart of Madrid, a place to take children & relive moments for those of us who keep alive the story of one of the most famous mice in the world !!!!
    The access is through a Gallery (on the ground floor is the ticket office) and the museum is on the 1st floor, the entrance has a value of € 4 and are limited per day since it is a small place and it is recommended to access small children over 5 years old.
    Great Family Plan!
    Written 24 January 2019
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  • PMPMTraveller
    Ireland11 contributions
    Went to see West Side Story in this very beautiful Theatre. The performances were good, and some of the singing (particularly the Actor playing Tony) was excellent. The choreography is average, but the cast danced with enthusiasm and brought alive the story of this enjoyable and timeless classic. A really great nght.
    Written 4 March 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,263 contributions
    Calle Mayor is one of the main streets in Madrid, it connects Plaza del Sol with the Palacio Real and Almudena Cathedral, with Plaza de San Miguel and Plaza Mayor in between. It was created in the Middle Ages. Essential street to visit due to the number and variety of shops, squares, restaurants, bars.
    Written 13 July 2021
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  • Mmgilbert10
    Portsmouth, UK73 contributions
    The ballet flamenco de Madrid is a authentic Spanish dance show with approx 20 dancers. Live guitarist and singer. The theatre is small and pretty. 12 seats across and approx 15 rows back. You can really feel the atmosphere. The show has solo's to group dances, which are all exceptional in their own way. All ages of adults dancers too. The costumes are beautiful and appropriate, even the men were very smart. All with several changes. The group dances were in good time and this was a very professional presentation. Fan dances and some with castanets were very enjoyable. Unlike some we have seen around Spain. We paid the extra €5 for near the front seats. Worth it. The only strange bit was a very experienced older lady flashing her underwear as she danced. Lovely show of 1.5 hours.
    Written 16 October 2013
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  • LFalonso
    Atlanta, GA274 contributions
    Happened upon this church and I entered- it was beautiful. One of the oldest churches in Madrid. Beautiful painting by El Greco of The expulsion of the money changers from the temple. I arrived in time for daily mass and it was beautiful.
    The church is unspectacular from the outside, but breathtaking from the inside
    Written 13 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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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,590 contributions
    This is a popular subway entrance on Puerta Del Sol and it is made of steel and glass. The external architecture is interesting and reminded me of waves.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • Janet S
    Williamsburg, VA1,140 contributions
    We were on our way to the Plaza Mayor, when we saw this church. An open church is always an invitation to see something new and often quite beautiful. It is also a place to sit quietly and reflect. This lovely church was the right place at the right time.
    Written 18 December 2019
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