Spain-Morocco 2015

10 more highlights in Madrid

1. La Cibeles Fountain.

The fountain is named after Cybele, a Phrygian goddess who had a significant cult in Rome, and is seen as one of Madrid’s most important symbols. The sculpture depicts the goddess, sitting on a chariot pulled by two lions.

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2. El Oso y el Madrono (the Bear and the Strawberry Tree).  The Oso and Madrono is the official symbol of the city. It is part of Madrid’s Coat of Arms.

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3. The views of the city from the roof-tops:

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4. Monument to Miguel de Cervantes, with Don Quichote and Sancho Panza of course!

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5. Statues on top of some buildings

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6. Amazing architecture, my favourite style: art deco:

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7. Wrought iron balconies:

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8. Friendly and sometimes funny people:

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8. Normal-looking Picasso’s and Dali’s paintings:

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Pablo Picasso, Arlequin au loup, 1918, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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Salvador Dali, Girl from the Back, 1925, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

10. Madrid’s Central Park – El Retiro:

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1 Comment

  1. Basia
    July 28, 2015 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Awesome list! I love those trees in El Retiro.

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