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It’s a bit of a random corner but nice if your guide brings it to life a bit. Otherwise pretty random and essentially a bit of old wall with a new fountain that doesn’t have any water it in!
The relief nap of the old...More
The Moors were in Madrid for about 200 years: mid 9th c. to mid 11th c. This wall is all that remains. In itself it’s nothing special, but it represents one layer of Madrid’s history. It’s right by the Almudena cathedral, so it fits in...More
Called the Madrid Arab Wall, it was built in the 9th century, during the Muslim domination of the Iberian Peninsula, There is only a small section left but worth the time to see something from so far back in history.
If you walk south from...More
The Arab Wall ( Muralla Arabe ) is a nice little diversion if your planning to visit the Royal Palace.
The Arab Walls are one of the oldest remaining structures in Madrid ,it's a leftover from the times of the Moorish occupation and although I...More
We saw this at the end of our tour of Madrid; I am fascinated by ruins, so I really appreciated that this still stands. You can't enter the area, but you can get a good view of it standing across from the crypt. I think...More
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.