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Madrid Vacation Travel Video Guide

Madrid Vacation Travel Video Guide



you Madrid Europe's most elevated metropolis a royal capital of history outstanding buildings and cultural treasures the heart of a bull in the center of the Sun and in addition to its long rich history the city is also modern carefree and full of life most of Spain's royal palaces are in Madrid the capital of Spain since the 17th century including lead ballots your rial that even today serves as a royal castle the colossal building of grey granite and limestone owes its impressive appearance to its length of 500 meters at its strategic elevated location built on the site of a Moorish castle burned to the ground and then rebuilt to an ever higher standard you it's exterior contains elements of Italian classical style and the 2,000 rooms of its interior are dominated by late baroque wonderful works of art and exquisite furnishings huge carpets precious frescoes and priceless crystal chandeliers adorn various of the main rooms such as the Salon de al-abaad heiress dick alumnus and del tronto here the Bourbon King Philippe v attempted to create a Spanish version of Versailles and he eventually achieved his goal but it cost his subject dear apart from state occasions the palace is always open to the public on the southern side of the castle is Madrid's most recent Cathedral la almudena it was built of similar stone to that of the Royal Palace the cathedral contains a combination of styles between new gothic and classical and in 1993 was consecrated by the Pope it was 200 years in construction legend has it that Christian conquerors discovered a picture of the Holy Virgin Mary on the Moorish city wall on the site of the present Cathedral they saw it as a sign from heaven the modern interior is extremely high and airy mighty pillars divide the large room that has decorated with neo-gothic ornamentation the dome above the main altar is painted with golden stars on a blue background plain pillars provide added contrast with its striking gray white Twin Towers and black dome the cathedral can be seen from far away a monument of ecclesiastical power next to the world fair Madrid also has a boulevards this has transformed this vast city into a major metropolis it's the Gran vía it's located between the Palazzo d'espagne and the edificio metropolis in 1910 the city fathers created a thoroughfare through the northern area of the city it extends for 1300 meters the Gran vía compares with both flair and dimensions with exquisite streets of Paris and New York with splendid noble buildings along with a contemporary due to the foresight of the city fathers in the 1950s the development of this huge project began 14 at is in the old town disappeared 311 houses were demolished sixty-two thousand cubic meters of soil were removed and 44 empty building sites reinforced with concrete today everyone takes this great project for granted the hustle and bustle of the city's traffic supports the bold optimism of the city fathers today the grand fire is a pulsating lifeline that engulfs everything cultures and subcultures unite here both day and night and the gran vía sees it all Puerto del Sol this square with its central fountain and busy roundabouts is the vital heart of Old Madrid it's also the junction for the Metro the crowded neva Spain is flanked by middle-class hussars and classical facades its name originates from a Sun emblem on a former city gate it was here that many dramas of international implication began the bloody rebellion of the people of Madrid on the 2nd of May 1808 that was aimed against Napoleon and in 1902 the assault on Prime Minister Mendez the proclamation of the Republic in 1931 and later the rise to power of General Franco pedestrians jostle on the Puerta del Sol as they make their way to the metro stations and nearby pedestrian area and it's from here that all the national roads have their starting point in the 16th century the city gate was pulled down to create more space for the expanding city as a reminder only a wall plaque remains The Plaza de la jubileus is where many of the city's most important arterial roads meet vastly loud roar of traffic this grandiose area comprises several fine buildings the huge Palacio de las comunicaciones looks more like a cathedral that are working post office opposite is the Spanish issuing back cars to the building of neo-renaissance design and libel our CEO Dylan Aris a former noble palace but the central focus of attention is the Tibet as well that dates back to the 18th century but the goddess of fertility and protector of cities is not an assumably revered location those who want to venture closer to the statue must first conquer the city's traffic Plaza Maya the square of all squares from Mexico to Peru the Plaza Mayor served as the model for the design of a central meeting point the Casa della paura Darya that's London Fresco's is the oldest building on the square that is dominated by a statue of King Felipe on horseback in 1922 Carlos Franco renewed the frescoes on the facade and covered it with a baroque interpretation of the mythological marriage of earth and water from the balcony of a former bakery the Kings watched the festivals and spectacles that took place in the square a daily manifestation of city life due to the uniform height of the houses that stand closely packed together the square emanates a simple elegance that is highlighted by the surrounding arcades this favorite jurors rendezvous is not always as peaceful as it is today there are no cafes or portrait painters here until the 19th century the Plaza Mayor was the setting for bullfights tournaments religious ceremonies and executions a square for all reasons at the plaza de toros las Ventas everything centers around the bullfight in 1919 this huge bullfight arena was built in neo Moorish style a decorative red brick facade adorns this incredible building that contains 23,000 seats arranged in a large circle Moorish door and window arches as well as magnificent wall tiles decorate the mecca of the controversial sport toreador died and an angel was born such inscriptions pay homage to the courageous Thalia doors who always guaranteed a full arena in Madrid to the bloody spectacle is considered to be a sacred ritual and the toreador always enjoys a high degree of respect you a number of monuments in the square recalled several famous Toreadors who were killed while in pursuit of this sport men such as Antonio bienvenida Joselito and man Anita the Rastro is the largest flea market in Spain and has more than 3,000 stalls that attract a total of 300,000 visitors each Sunday is much colorful activity between the Calais de Toledo Khaleda in bahador s and the Rhondda de Toledo today a vast area of second-hand goods clothing books and antiques during the Middle Ages this was a district of butchers and Tanner's named Rastro means track and is said to have originated from the bloody track of slaughtered animals that were displayed in the streets you today there's a flea market in nearly every European metropolis but this one has a particularly long history and is of a remarkable size the center of the plaza espana is a popular attraction for photographers beneath the watchful eyes of the great / – Miguel Cervantes they proceed towards their destiny Don Quixote on his famous old nag and his faithful crafty old servants and hepanza who rides astride his donkey the monument is the result of a contest for sculptors that took place in 1915 for Napoleon's occupying army barracks were built here until at the beginning of the 20th century the square was finally reopened to the public Oh here there are Spanish grandmother's out for a stroll businessman with mobile phones hordes of tourists and the homeless a place of relaxation for what law the Greenes waves and shady trees that surround these wells have witnessed many events as the people of Madrid have walked here for many centuries in the parkway de la montaña an ancient Egyptian temple has found a new home the templo de ed de vault for Spain's assistance for the transportation of Abu Simbel Madrid was presented with a splendid temple you the city quarter of lava bs has managed to maintain its provincial charm within this modern metropolis with narrow alleys and small shops the barrios Bauhaus extends down the hill as far as the river man's and Alice and originated beyond the city's medieval walls although there are no important buildings here this is where much of Madrid's daily life takes place it's like being a small Castilian village the Iglesias a Fernando is an unusual sight yet little remains of it just a few remnants of the walls of a former monastery church that dates back to the 18th century at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War antique Christians plundered this church and mounted to the ground named after Christopher Columbus fountains decorate the plaza de colon the entrance to the Centro Cultural is obscured by a cascade of water close by is the modern twin skyscraper designed by architect Antonio lamella the tourist color it's covered with an intriguing array of futuristic images a sculpture of a woman by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero lies at the foot of the towers and sends a special greeting skyward her never reaches The Mikado sama Guo is with some justification the city's most beautiful Market Hall you within this building of glass and iron there's an amazing display of fresh food this temple is dedicated to the taste buds and was built in the early 20th century what the gran vía was a hundred years ago the paseo de la Castellana achieved at the end of the last millennium a replica of manhattan the zhonya oscar a modern city district was spectacular skyscrapers and spacious streets where chrome glass and concrete dominates the futuristic skyline the names of various squares have been dedicated to Spain's greatest artists and here sculptures and other works of art are presented in perfect harmony with the surrounding buildings unfortunately the 1960s property speculators allowed the ground rent to soar out of control with the result that only banks and large financial concerns could afford this luxurious location the corsola castiana contains six routes and with events of around six kilometers crosses the newly created city quarter among guard architecture in Madrid the parkway del retiro is the green lung of the city the city's 120 hectares ASIS is the garden of Madrid since the first Republic has been open to the public far from the dirty and narrow alleys of the old ton here in the 17th century King Philippe ever forth built a better world a place of rest a grand illusion nearly 1,000 workers were engaged in the construction this gigantic complex so was created a palace a theater an artificial lake and lush gardens whereas today anyone can relax here in bygone times this was the sole domain of the nobility for this extraordinary open-air stage no expense was spared by the king on the lake entire naval forces were destroyed and thunderstorms and earthquakes threatened the Retiro you however the fanciful kingdom didn't survive the century fortunately the green park did in front of a semicircular portico with his crowned by a huge statue of the king on horseback some of the visitors to the park into a leisurely trip by rowing boat on the artificial lake the royal splendor of former times has managed to combine successfully with the contemporary and today the city is no less flamboyant Madrid a city of historic Jawad Aviv you


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  1. The slaughtered Spanish pronunciation detracts from what might be good or informative! Please do your linguistic prep before posting! (Its one thing to have a mispronunciation in your own British accent, but to try to pull in another totally different Romance language to filter your mispronunciations is whack.)

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  3. Belle, superbe, en roue libre ville capital. En Madrid, un grand nombre de parents ignorent les regles sur la circulation lorque leurs enfants sont avec eux, et bon nombre de ces parents sont des fonctionnaires? En Spain, les jeunes meritent d'etre entoures de fonctionnaires respnsables, consciencieux et respectueux des lois; leur avenir en depend. Si ous doublons les amendes routieres dans les capitales, nous verrons apparaitre des rues et des adultes respectueux de la loi, ce qu'on attend depuis longtemps a Madrid. L'Organisation Mondiale de Sante, Bureau de Securite Routiere, estime que le respect des regles sur la circulation est souhaitable depuis longtemps en Spain. Que pensez-vous?

  4. BEAUTIFUL VIDEO, GREAT QUALITY AND VERY INFORMATIVE. BUT YOUR SPANISH IS JUST HORRIBLE. PLEASE CHECK FOR PRONUNCIATION WITH A SPANISH SPEAKER OR LET SOMEBODY ELSE DO THE WORDS IN SPANISH. IS KIND OF ANNOYING.

  5. Terrible pronunciation. Simple, dated info. However, accurate and demonstrative of the rich history of madrid, it's not fair to the modern day enthusiast.

  6. Powinnam w krótkim czasie zgubić 5 kg. Jednym ze sposobów na efektywne odchudzanie jest intensywny, energiczny ruch. Stosując się do tej zasady w 25 minut przebiegłam cały Madryt.

  7. Видео о Мадриде. 
    Мадрид является самым большим мегаполисом в Европе, царственная столица истории, выдающихся зданий и культурных ценностей. 

    Большинство королевских дворцов Испании в Мадриде, столице Испании  17-го века. В том числе Королевский дворец, который даже сегодня, служит королевским замком. Колоссальное здание из серого гранита и известняка впечатляет длина 500 метров и стратегического расположению на возвышенности.

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