Chariots at the Top of Calle Alcala Buildings

I have always believed that Madrid has great appeal when you look up, on top of buildings. At the beginning of Alcalá Street, close to Metro de Sevilla station, and to Puerta del Sol, there is this building, former headquarters of BBVA Bank, which is crowned by the sculptures of two chariots pulled by four […]

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Before and After Pictures Taken Of The Alcala Gate (Puerta de Alcalá) in 1976 and 2013.

In these two pictures you can see the changes in the surroundings, and the unchanged architecture and monument of the Puerta de Alcalá.

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Alcalá Street, the longest of Madrid

This picture above, is the beginning of Alcalá Street, close to Puerta del Sol. To the right of the picture, is what was known to be the building of Banesto, Spanish Bank of Credit, and to the left, the Casino de Madrid. On the block where we have the Banesto building, a large shopping complex […]

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Beginning of Alcala Street in Madrid

Calle de Alcala is one of the oldest in Madrid. Its birth, and subsequent elongation, corresponds with the growth of Madrid, following the times. Its origin as a street begun after building Puerta del Sol, just a few meters from where this photo was taken, thus this are the buildings having the low numbering of […]

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Puerta de Alcala, (Alcala Gate)

The Puerta de Alcala (Alcala Gate) is a monument in the Plaza de la Independencia (“Independence Square”), which is on the northwest part of El Retiro Park, on its main entrance. Francisco Sabatini created the monument in 1778 for king Carlos III. Madrid on the 18th Century still remained surrounded by medieval walls, so king […]

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Alcala Street – From the Rooftops of Madrid

From the Metropolis building, we follow down Alcala street to Cibeles. To the right, we see the building of the Circle of Fine Arts and next to the building of the Bank of Spain. These photographs, I took from the rooftop of Circulo de Bellas Artes, which are open to the public, where you can […]

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