Gran Via, Temple of Debod and Plaza Mayor – Madrid

The Gran Via in Madrid is by far the most famous street in the Spanish capital.

The result of important renovation works in the area started in the early 1900s, it was in fact necessary to demolish over 300 houses to make room for new buildings.

The construction of the Gran Via ended in 1929 and the result is a splendid course full of buildings of great architectural interest (above all the Metropolis building), theaters, shops of the main clothing brands.

The large number of theaters and cinemas on Gran Via meant that it was nicknamed the Spanish Broadway.

Gran Via ends in Plaza de España, created in 1920. The Plaza de España is one of the largest squares in the city and is flanked by the first skyscrapers built in Madrid in the 50s: Torre Madrid and Edificio España.

Near Gran Via is the famous Templo de Debod, a gift from Egypt to Spain in 1968. 

In the center of Madrid, opens what is perhaps the main square of the Spanish capital. Entering through one of the nine access doors, Plaza Mayor is able to fascinate anyone with its 129 meters long and 94 meters wide, completely surrounded by a three-storey building from which 237 balconies overlook.

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