Madrid hosted an exhibition on the Philippine Islands in 1887, and the same architect who created the nearby Palacio de ... More
Palacio de Cristal
Madrid hosted an exhibition on the Philippine Islands in 1887, and the same architect who created the nearby Palacio de Velázquez was hired to design this greenhouse to hold all the flowers brought over from the islands. It's an attractive steel and glass design that now houses temporary exhibitions of contemporary art organized by the Museo Reina Sofía.
Sun Gate (Puerta del Sol) is the most popular and commercial area in the old town. Five hundred years ago
it was just another city gate with an image of the sun drawn on it, hence its name. Nowadays, ...
Built of granite, glass and metal, the angle at which these towers lean is simply spectacular. They're 27 stories high
and a shining example of how dynamic and modern Madrid has become. Their official name is Puerta de Europa ...
This former royal residence (Palacio Real) houses a fantastic collection of paintings (Velázquez, Caravaggio, and Goya), sculptures, furniture, tapestries, glassware,
gold and silverware, medals, porcelain, and musical instruments. It is well worth visiting the rooms decorated by Gasparini as ...
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