It may not be as impressive as the Notre Dame in France or the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, but at least this one is finished, right? 😉 Having said that, it was only consecrated in 1993 by the Pope Jean Paul II… so that makes YOU officially older than this place! The interior is bright…

The main building in this nice square is the Royal theatre. But before we talk about it, let’s talk mention a very important historical character connected to it: Queen Isabel II. You’ll find a picture of her on all of the street tiles in this square. As you can see from those pictures, she wasn’t…

Philip II ordered the construction of this plaza which was formerly known as “Plaza del Arrabal”,. The original was built it in the exact same location as it is now, but it was not the same Plaza Mayor that we can see today. It wasn’t 3 floors high, but 5 floors high, it was something…

Opera House is the name of the Madrid’s Royal theatre, but we all call it Opera. There are usually a lot of street performers in this area. Can you see any now? Isabel II was the one who commanded the construction of this Opera House: she loved the arts and specially the theatre.  Inside, the…

You know that every big capital in the world needs an Eiffel tower, a Statue of Liberty, a famous piece of public art that represents the city… well in Madrid’s case, if you didn’t already know, that is the statue of the Bear in Sol, El Oso y Madroño Tree. Well, both Bears and Madroño…

1. Puerta del sol – “Puerta” means gate or door in Spanish, but there was not one in sight. It is however the true heart of Madrid. Whenever someone arranges to meet, they do right next to the bear and tree statue, “El oso y madroño”. That’s where they also meet for a Free Walking Tour…