Posts with category Gran Vía de Madrid

The buildings of Plaza de Callao

By | 20 March, 2014 | 0 comments

Just a few yards from our hotel is Plaza de Callao. This small open esplanade in the middle of the Gran Vía is the meeting point between the streets of Carmen, Preciados, Postigo de San Martín and Jacometrezo, a place that 113 million people walk past every year.

It is wonderful to walk up or down the Gran Vía and stop at Plaza de Callao to admire its beautiful buildings from the early 20th century. However, when we look up to the sky, what can we see? read full article

Casa del Libro, the heart of the Gran Via in Madrid

By | 21 February, 2013 | 0 comments

Carlos Ruiz Zafón would call it the cement of forgotten books. At least he does in his best known best-seller novel in Spain, a real Top Seller, La sombra del viento (The shadow of winter).

However, this museum of books, this real pinnacle of culture and Literature, this oasis of humanities, this festival for reason and the senses, is full of life and has become one of the best known bookshops in Madrid.

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