The alternative Madrid not to be missed

By | 24 May, 2019 | 1 comment

There is a Madrid for every type of person. In this post, we’ll tell you about the Madrid that is less well known by tourists, with alternative and original ideas that are sure to surprise. Are you ready to discover a new side of the Spanish capital?

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Statue of the Fallen Angel

This sculpture, found in El Retiro Park, is the masterpiece of Ricardo Bellver who created it in 1878 for the Universal Exposition in Paris. The statue is part of a fountain and it represents the moment the Fallen Angel was expelled from heaven.

Bunkers from the Civil War

The Parque del Oeste covers a space of more than 100 hectares and within its boundaries, in the area between Avenida de Séneca and the Paseo de Ruperto Chapi, we find three of the twenty machine gun bunkers built during the Civil War. 

Arganzuela Footbridge

One of the architectural icons of the Madrid Río, the large park running alongside both banks of the Manzanares river that has become one of the most popular green spaces in the capital. Work of the French architect Dominique Perrault, this modern bridge consists in a double spiral of metal in the shape of a two-armed corkscrew. Inside the corkscrew you will find benches for taking a break and a cycle lane. 

Hammam Al Ándalus

An original and unique visit; these are the only Arab baths in Madrid. Located near to the Plaza del Sol, the origins of these baths are a three-century old well. The hammam is made up of three baths with hot, warm and cold water and a steam room with eucalyptus. After your relaxing session in the hammam, you can also enjoy a delicious tea.

Pantheon of Illustrious Men

Located in the cloister of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Atocha, the Pantheon is the burial place of thirteen illustrious characters from Spanish political and military history.  Among the most notable are Río Rosas, Cánovas, Canalejas, Palafox and Prim.

Visit these five places and you will discover a secret Madrid unknown to most tourists who often only visit the typical monuments of the city.

Categories: Madrid Cultura

Comments

  1. Santi Albur says:

    Madrid es una ciudad de menos recorrido histórico que otras. Adquiere su importancia desde la segunda mitad del siglo XVI. Pero no por ello carece de interés. Es excelente la seleccion de lugares curiosos. Aún no siendo un gurú del turismo, puede asegurar que algunos son lugares que causan curiosidad.
    Enhorabuena por la entrada del blog desde Benavente.

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