While strolling through Madrid, look up at façades and rooftops. Occasionally, above an unimpressive plain façade you'll find painted stucco, caryatids, medallions, animals, mythology gods, charming balconies and unexpected towers or domes. Don't miss these "hidden" gems.
Here's a brief photo gallery:
Warriors and chariots at calle Alcalá:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkit...
Casa Meneses near plaza de Santa Ana
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22302614...
Church in nearby Plaza de España
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hitkaise...
Smartness overlooking Templo de Debod
http://www.flickr.com/photos/carhove/...
Stone figures at Gran Via
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zaqarbal...
White elephants at calle Alcalá
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21421210...
Female heads near Puerta del Sol
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alfonso7...
Modernism at calle Fernando VI
http://www.flickr.com/photos/florenti...
Tiled round corner in calle Goya
http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelika...
The National Librery
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kikepove...
Arabic atmosphere in front of the Retiro Park
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eriaaire...
A hotel close to Plaza Mayor
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xfp/2597...
A vertical garden
http://www.flickr.com/photos/javier19...
At five minutes walk from the Royal Palace
http://www.flickr.com/photos/druidabr...
Casino de Madrid
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alejandr...
Squeezed clock near the Real Madrid's stadium
http://www.flickr.com/photos/almarmon...
Carillon in front of the Congress
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clgg/297...
The fallen Icarus close to calle Mayor
http://www.flickr.com/photos/canecill...
Gremlins in the Retiro Park?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25531771...
Balcony in front of the Prado
http://www.flickr.com/photos/olibac/4...
The life on stage
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stavlokr...