You might wonder why a city like Madrid, which couldn't be further from the sea, has a lighthouse. This huge, circular, ... More
Faro de Madrid
You might wonder why a city like Madrid, which couldn't be further from the sea, has a lighthouse. This huge, circular, glass-fronted deck on top of a 92 meter-high steel column is really just an elaborate viewing platform that offers 360-degree vistas of the city and its parks. The route to the top involves a dramatic ride up in an external glass elevator. To get a closer look at something in particular, shove some coins into the floor-mounted binoculars. You will find the tower next to the Museo de America. There are toilet facilities there. Parking spaces are not easy to find in this area.
Madrid's Italian church celebrates mass in Italian if a large enough group of native speakers requests it. The building has
a perfectly preserved 12th century mudejar tower with lobe and horseshoe arches that was the minaret of a mosque ...
Two modern sculptures commemorate the discovery of the Americas in this central square. You'll see Joaquín Vaquero Turcios' chunky cement
blocks decorated with inscriptions by philosophers and indigenous leaders on the Calle Serrano side, and a more traditional sculpture ...
The building most representative of the architectural style popular during the Hapsburg reign has an attractive façade, main entrance, towers,
and interior patios. It was built as the royal jailhouse in the 17th Century, and famous personalities like playwright ...