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This is a monument that was built on a roundabout in the north Salamanca area. This is a statue monument created by Mariano Benlliure in 1908 to pay tribute to the nineteenth century president of the 1st Spanish Republic, Emilo Castelar. This monument combines a...More
I found this monument very photogenic. It is a bit out of the way and you walk passed it if like us you are going on foot from The Sorolla Museum toward Salamanca. The problem is if you try and get to the monument you...More
The Glorieta de Emilio Castelar is located at the Paseo de la Castellana. There is a monument to Emilio Castelar, who was a president of the First Republic. The monumento was made by Manriano Benlliure and was inaugurated in 1908.
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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.