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Gran Vía and Plaza de España

Shopping in Madrid, there’s nothing better than Gran Vía. The street is one of the city’s most important shopping area. The area used to be the centre of entertainment, with many theatres, movie cinemas, musicals, night clubs and bars. But now, the buildings had been replaced with mostly shops and shopping centres.

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Shopping in Gran Vía gave a different feel. High end shops, eateries and bars are located in the stretch of modern Art Deco buildings. World-known clothing stores such as Mango, Zara, Sephora, and others you name it… It is said that the area is best enjoyed are night. Lined with a mixture of high end shops, eateries, and bars.

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Interesting architecture of Metro Station

Interesting architecture of Metro Station

If you walk further, you will reach the Plaza de España. The square marked as the last part of the Gran Via. It is one of the city’s largest and most popular squares. During daytime, especially in the summer, the square is always crowded with tourists, street vendors or even locals, relaxing or sunbathing.

The most known structure at the Plaza de España is the monument honouring Miguel de Cervantes. He was the writer of the world famous story of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his trusty squire, Sancho Panza.

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Miguel de Cervantes Monument at the Plaza de España

 

How to go to Gran Vía

– Subway :  Plaza de España, Santo Domingo, Callao or Gran Via stations

 

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