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“A lovely walk in Madrid” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paseo de la Castellana

Paseo de la Castellana
28046 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #145 of 1,404 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Wide, tree-lined avenue leading up to the world-famous Prado museum.
Madrid, Spain
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“A lovely walk in Madrid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Take in the fountains, gardens, lovely buildings as you walk down this avenue. I great way to spend some time in Madrid.

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“Tower blocks and traffic”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

About 8 lanes of traffic and office blocks. Only thing worth a mention is the Bernabeu stadium.

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“Beautiful Boulevard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

When I go to Madrid I like to walk along the Castellana from the Calle del General Oraa until the Plaza de Colon. It is like a park with mature trees, flowers and shrubs, with wide sidewalks along the center. You can still see some of the remaining palaces that line the boulevard. I read that 80% of the original palaces that were there are gone and replaced by businesses and banks. There are several eating places along this boulevard and one place is the Embassy restaurant, that serves mouth watering desserts and tapas.

Visited April 2011
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“My Favorite Street in Madrid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

It is the longest street of the city: it crosses several areas of the eastern Madrid. This is, perhaps, the widest street of the city: a few bands to traffic in both directions, but as a "dividing line" - green boulevards, impressive squares divided into several streets.

We begin to walk from the Atocha station. Here begins the southern part of the street under the name of the Paseo del Prado. This is the oldest part of the prospectus. Here is the famous Prado Museum and other famous art museums. Photographed at the fountain of Neptune Square Canovas del Castillo. Gradually we reach the Plaza de Sibeles. Beautiful in itself building the Main Post Office spectacularly illuminated at night. At the center of the square is the famous sculpture and framing her fountain. HALA MADRID!!!

Soon we come to the Plaza de Colon. This is a large and spacious area, which overlooks a fountain with a monument to Christopher Columbus.
The square is adjacent elite district of Salamanca. Apartments in exquisite homes in the area are very expensive. And yet here boutiques of the leading designers of the world, and we certainly can not miss it.

From the Plaza de Colon begins Paseo de la Castellana. It is a paradise for lovers of modern architecture: here rushing to the sky numerous skyscrapers - office and administrative buildings.

Go on the Plaza de Lima. To the right of us stands the famous Santiago Bernabéu - the stadium of football super club Real Madrid.

The street ends with the Plaza de Castilla, which effectively settled "the gates of Europe" - Puerta de Europa. Two identical black glass skyscraper, standing on both sides of the avenue, as if inclined to each other, forming an incomplete arch. These towers are called the Spaniards "Torres Kio. Strange and impressive building!

Visited January 2011
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