Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Wandering Further in Madrid

We continue our adventure in Madrid with a stroll through the Mercado de San Miguel, which was established as a food market in 1916 and is one of the city's finest examples of cast iron architecture.

Mercado de San Miguel

Leaving the market, we continue on to Plaza de la Villa, one of the best preserved historical areas in city and one of the main medieval centers of Madrid, with buildings dating from the 15th century.

Plaza de la Villa

Soon we reach the Royal Palace, inspired by the Louvre and home to the kings of Spain since the 14th century (although not now).

Royal Palace

Palace gardens

Near the palace is the Catedral de la Almudena, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid.

Almudena Cathedral

Near the cathedral, we wander by the Plaza de Opera and continue through the city, admiring the architecture and the art, soon reaching Calle Gran Via, the main upscale shopping street in the city.

Opera and plaza

Art and architecture

Calle Gran Via

Soon it is time for a break and we stop at Cholocateria San Gines for a local favority: hot chocolate and churros.

Afternoon break

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