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. ”
“丽池公园（西班牙语：Parque del Retiro，当地常简称“西班牙语：El Retiro”；亦译雷提洛公园）是西班牙首都马德里市中心最大的公园，位于丽池区。其原为西班牙王室在16世纪建立之离宫，至19世纪始改为公园对公众开放。”
“2. Plaza Mayor The Plaza Mayor, located in the heart of the city a few minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol, is another of the essential places to visit in Madrid. This rectangular plaza 129 meters long and 94 wide, is surrounded by buildings and prominent places such as the Arco de Cuchilleros, the Casa de la Panadería, the most important building in the Plaza Mayor and the Statue of Felipe III, a gift from Duke of Florence.”
“Top contemporary art museum in Madrid. Always featuring interesting activities and concerts ”
“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. ”