Evening Madrid from a bus
It was dusk when our bus returned from Segovia to Madrid.
Spain square with fountains and the monument to Cervantes.
From the Plaza de Espana begins the Central part of the main street of Madrid-Gran via.
. The Lope de VEGA theater, where the iconic Broadway musical "the lion King"has been running continuously since 2011. As of this writing, the production has been gathering a full house every night for the past 6 years.
The Gran Via.
The commercial core of Madrid is located between the Gran via and the Puerta del Sol. Here you can find the El Corte Ingles Department store, which occupies several blocks, and many boutiques offering products from famous brands.
Posters on the walls announce Madonna's concerts.
Multiopticas-exclusive eyewear store.
At the point where Gran via meets Alcala Avenue, there is a building-hotel "metropolis". built at the end of the "Golden age", in 1911.
A remarkable example of neoclassical architecture of the Parisian school was built at the end of the" Belle Epoque", in 1911..
The building of the National Bank of Spain.
Canovas del Castillo square.
With the Neptune fountain in the center.
Here ended my first and so brief acquaintance with the Spanish capital. The first, but far from the last - now it is the most visited city I visit, and to wander through the streets of which I never get tired.