Madrid’s 5th Avenue, now full of chain shops but still an interesting architectural amalgamation.
Gran Vía (literally "Great Way") is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. Today the street is known as the Spanish Broadway, and it is one of the streets with the most nightlife in Europe. It is known as the street that never sleeps. It leads from Calle de Alcalá, close to…
The Gran Via is one of the things which makes Madrid one of the most cosmopolitan cities in this world. You can find most things here: theatres, cinemas, restaurants, stores, neon lights and lively nightlife.
“It is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and the single best collection of Spanish art. ”
“A park to chill, meet friends, lay in the grass where you can see and listen people improvising music by the lake, where you can walk for ages though nice and clean pathways... you can algo hire a bike and discover secret and beautiful park corners ”
“First Square in Madrid. Catch a Free Tour here if you can. We recommend SANDEMANs Free Tour.”
“Contemporary art. The Picasso’s Gernika is here. Awesome painting! ALso Mirò, Dalì...Just fantastic!! Free entrance on Sunday 15:00-19:00, and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 19:00- 21:00.”
“With over 1,600 paintings, it was once the second largest private collection in the world after the British Royal Collection. A competition was held to house the core of the collection in 1987–88 after Baron Thyssen, having tried to enlarge his Museum in Lugano(Villa Favorita), searched for a location in Europe. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, while in the case of the Reina Sofia it concerns Impressionists, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the 20th century. ”