Spain-Morocco 2015

Madrid: Gran Via



Gran Vía (literally “Great Way”) is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. Now, the street is known as the Spanish Broadway, and is one of the streets with more nightlife in Europe. It is known as the street that never sleeps.


The lively street is one of the city’s most important shopping areas, with a large number of hotels and large movie theaters; it is also noted for the grand architecture prevalent among many of its buildings. Now, most of the theaters are being replaced by shopping malls.


It is considered a showcase of early 20th-century architecture, with patterns ranging from Vienna Secession style, Plateresque, Neo-Mudéjar, Art Deco and others.(Wikipedia)


I hope you are not tired of seeing so many pictures of ham stores, but there are many of them here in Spain. I am not exaggerating. Basia, he gave me permission to take a picture of him.



El Corte Ingles, a very popular department store in Spain. IMG_1658


It is not difficult to find Don Quichote in Spain and to have a picture with him.


Here are those high combs called peinetas that women put on their head and then cover them with a lace or silk veil.


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Here is the king’s wife,  Doña Letizia, wearing a mantilla. Unfortunately, I did not take the above picture (thank you Google Images). More about the royal family in the next post.


This entertainer was very popular at Plaza del Sol.


Some delicious desserts:



and Gran Via at night:



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  1. Christina
    July 23, 2015 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    Another amazing day away! Beautiful architecture and pictures Joanna! Can’t wait to swap stories with you!


    • July 24, 2015 at 1:28 am — Reply

      Thank you Christina, I would like to hear about your trip, send me an e-mail with few words about it, if you don’t mind. Thank you for traveling with me

  2. Ania
    July 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm — Reply

    Beautiful Mama!

  3. Basia
    July 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    Haha awesome that you asked for permission Mama!

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