Madrid Walking Tour

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From Sagrada Familia station, I headed to Arc de Triomf, the nearest station to Estacion Nord bus station.After 7 hours of bus travel, I arrived at the capital of Spain, Madrid!.

 

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My hostel is located in Puerta del Sol, which is the center of the nation. So, the following day my Madrid walking tour began from here. Early morning, I saw people rallying against the Catalan separation from Spain while I was looking a place for brunch.

 

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It’ s worth the wait. After 15 mins waiting in the line, finally got to taste authentic churros served with real hot choco.estaba rica!

 

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Madrid Walking Tour

 

 

 

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Got interviewed in Spanish.

 

Heading southwest lies calle Mayor, , Madrid’s most important historical landmark and the centerpoint of Madrileno life. Festivals, bullfights, king;s crowing are being staged. Such a nice place to have dine out here or have a drink.

 

Las Ventas Bullring and Bullfighting Museum Entry

 

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2/3 of the way along Calle mayor is the the Casa Cisneros, a  palace located on the Plaza de la Villa in MadridSpain. Built in Plateresque style in 1537,by Benito Jiménez de Cisneros, a 16th-century architect and nephew of Cardinal Cisneros (statesman and whose founder of founded the Complutense University),

 

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Then, next stop was the Palacio Real, or Royal palace, was the principal royal residence until Alfonso XIII went into exile in 1931. Believed to be the largest palace in Europe, the Royal Palace of Madrid is the official palace of the Spanish monarchy,and is used for official and state functions.

 

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It seems that Philippines is well loved in Spain. There is an avenida and station named after Filipinas, Las Islas Filipinas. Along the Avenida Filipinas, you’ll find a statue dedicated to Philippine national hero, Dr Jose P. Rizal.

 

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Then, I had a quick stop at  Plaza de Cibeles,  a square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid.

 

Madrid Prado Museum Guided Tour

 

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There you go my walking tours around Madrid .

 

Hasta luego. Chau,

 

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Anna is a travel buff, logophile, choreophile, an adventurous foodie & glossophilia.She loves writing, dancing, traveling & learning languages. She speaks more than 5 languages and have been to more than 20 countries so far. In her leisure time, she loves to listen to music, dance & try cooking.

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