I recently went to the Spanish capital, which must be one of the most beautiful cities in
the world. I was inspired by this excellent thread by jetairliner: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=338191
This thread will be in four parts(!). Enjoy! :cheers:
Too bad I didn't have my tripod with me (thanks, airlines!!
, as I would have loved
to take a lot more night shots.
Calle Gran Vía is surrounded by many beautiful, old buildings.
The Madrid-Paris Building.
The Carrión Building on Calle Gran Vía houses Hotel Capitol and a movie theater.
The Telefónica Building.
The new Terminal 4 of Spain's largest airport in Barajas was designed by Antonio Lamela
and Richard Rogers. It is very open and spacious.
Puerta del Sol square in the center of the city. In the 15th century this was the main entrance
There is a statue of King Carlos III on the square.
Casa de Correos from 1768 is the former main post office building of Madrid.
It is now the headquarters of the Community of Madrid's Autonomous Government.
Next to the square stands the statue symbolizing Madrid, "El Oso y El Madroño"
(The Bear and the Strawberry Tree).
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the largest in Madrid and home to the famous soccer team
Real Madrid. The capacity is just over 80,000.
In Parque de la Montaña stands a true, ancient Egyptian temple, Templo de Debod.
This temple was donated to Spain by the Republic of Egypt in 1968. If it hadn't been moved,
it would have been flooded by the building of a dam.
The bullring Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas was completed in 1931. It has a seating
capacity of 25,000.
Ministerio de Agricultura.