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3 amazing locations near Gran Via – Madrid

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Metropolis building, Madrid, Spain.

Gran Via is one of the most important streets in Madrid. Gran Via construction started in 1910 in Art Nouveau and Art Deco style. The street hosts many historical buildings on it.

For example, at the intersection with Alcala Street is the Metropolis building, one of the most photographed buildings in the city. The building was built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1911. Its height of 45 meters was the highest building  for the first 10 years.

The next popular building on the Gran Via is Telefonika, which reaches a height of almost 90 meters. Telefonika was the first skyscraper in Europe and the tallest building on the entire continent. The building is designed in the Art Deco style.

One of the most representative buildings on the Gran Via, is Capitol , it was constructed in the early 1930s. The shape of the Capitol is resembles the prow of a ship.

 I recommend walking along the Gran Via from the beginning of the street to the end, seeing the beautiful architecture of the buildings, having a bite to eat or shopping.

How to get to Gran Via?

I suggest you first arrive at Plaza Espana by metro called Plaza de España, lines 3 and 10 or by buses: lines 3, 44, 46, 74, 75, 133, 138, C1 and 148. Then you easily turn to Gran via. Choose the best route for you on Google maps.

Amazing places near Gran via:

Casa Gallardo

Located near plaza España was built in modern Gaudi style in 1914. Great spot to open your sketchbook and draw it! Its not only beautiful sketch spot but, comfortable to draw. There are benches, and for sure it’s more easy to draw while sitting.

Temple Debod

The temple was built in Egypt in the IV assumption BCE. Temple constructed in honor of goddess of healing and magic, Isis. Authorities of Egypt presented the temple  to Spain in 1968. It was a sign of their help in the salvation of the temples of Abu Simbel from flooding. Best time to visit Temple Debod is sunset, it looks the most romantic and beautiful.

Plaza Espana

Plaza Espana is one of the largest squares of Spain. In the center of the square is a fountain in honor of Miguel Cervantuz and the characters of his book, Don Quixote. The Spain square surrounds famous buildings such as: casa Gallardo, Torre de Madrid, Hotel Riu Plaza España. Plaza Espana is very close to Gran Via, it has benches and trees where you can rest at the hot day.

For sure it’s not all the great places you can find near the Gran Via and on it. It is just highlights that you must visit. Have a good time and live the moment!

Barceló Torre de Madrid
Espahotel Plaza España
Petit Palace Triball

Recommended hotels near Gran Via

Barceló Torre de Madrid
Espahotel Plaza España
Petit Palace Triball

Recommended restaurants on Gran Via

Recommended art supply stores near Gran Via

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