Historic Walking Areas in Madrid

Top Historic Walking Areas in Madrid, Spain

Historic Walking Areas in Madrid

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  • Helen C
    Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
    Shop district with trendy shops and nice streets to walk on a sunny afternoon. Plenty of cafes to stop by and located close to several attractions. Recommended after visiting one of the several good museums of Madrid
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,067 contributions
    This is the most important avenue in Madrid. It has many landmarks and historical places. I really like walking around the Castellana and observe the beautiful buildings. There are also many embassies, bars, restaurants, and very nice squares.
    Written 18 February 2021
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia38,950 contributions
    Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta is located in Plaza de Colon which has quite a bit of historical interest. It has several points of interest in it, and several monuments like this one. The most interesting thing about this monument is the background of the man standing on top of the rock! He was a military personality who participated in a number of naval battles during which he suffered several life threatening wounds. He lost his left eye and leg, and suffered continuing immobility to his right arm for some time! He probably suffered other injuries too, all of which made him quite famous. It is amazing he managed to continue in his chosen career for such a long time, but he did become well known as a symbol of courage and bravery in Spanish history. This area is worth a visit, as it has such a wealth of history, and it is a lovely spot as well.
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • sheepygold
    london4,949 contributions
    Not many visitors seem to make it here. This area has many spectacular buildings located between the rear of The Prado and then beautiful new formal gardens on the west side of the Park Retiro.
    Written 7 February 2018
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  • David M
    Taunton, UK3,178 contributions
    Yes it’s big street central to Madrid, but really, it’s own Tripadvisor page? What I can say is that it has an interesting mix of apartments, offices, shops and restaurants. Several restaurants seems to be really very busy and others looked as though they were all but closed. Traffic is manic here but plenty of pedestrian road crossings
    Written 20 October 2021
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  • Malgorzata
    11,025 contributions
    It is one of the two shortest streets in the historic center of the capital of Spain. Calle de Madrid is a very short street ,it joins the Duque de Najera street with the Plaza de la Villa. It is rather passage, more than a street, and the most distinctive feature is the arch above it. In the early 20th century, two architects, Bellido and Luis Gonzalez, did some restoration work on Casa de Cisneros. They also created an arched passageway that connects between Casa de Cisneros and Casa de la Villa.
    Written 21 July 2021
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