GREAT WONDERS OF MADRIDGREAT WONDERS OF MADRID
OUR CALENDAROUR CALENDAR
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSENHANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
El oso y el madroño – The Bear and theEl oso y el madroño – The Bear and the
Strawberry TreeStrawberry Tree
- The bear and the- The bear and the
strawberry tree is made ofstrawberry tree is made of
stone and bronze.stone and bronze.
- It’s situated in the city- It’s situated in the city
center (Puerta del sol).center (Puerta del sol).
- It is the coat of arms of- It is the coat of arms of
La Puerta de Alcala –The Alcala GateLa Puerta de Alcala –The Alcala Gate
-The Alcala gate wasThe Alcala gate was
made in 1779.made in 1779.
-It was made with stone.-It was made with stone.
-It was an entry and exit to-It was an entry and exit to
the east of Madrid.the east of Madrid.
La Plaza Mayor – The Main SquareLa Plaza Mayor – The Main Square
-The main square wasThe main square was
made in XV century.made in XV century.
-In the middle of the-In the middle of the
square there is a statue ofsquare there is a statue of
King Felipe III.King Felipe III.
-There is a very famous-There is a very famous
christmas market in winterchristmas market in winter
-Gran vía is the mainGran vía is the main
avenue of Madrid.avenue of Madrid.
-It’s full of cinemas, shops-It’s full of cinemas, shops
and theatres.and theatres.
-Last year we celebrated-Last year we celebrated
the 100th anniversary.the 100th anniversary.
Las Cuatro Torres de MadridLas Cuatro Torres de Madrid
The Four Towers of MadridThe Four Towers of Madrid
-This group of buildings-This group of buildings
are part of The Fourare part of The Four
Towers’ Business Area.Towers’ Business Area.
-The tallest tower is The-The tallest tower is The
Caja Madrid Tower at 250Caja Madrid Tower at 250
-The second tallest is the-The second tallest is the
Glass Tower at 249 m,Glass Tower at 249 m,
followed by the Sacyrfollowed by the Sacyr
Vallerhermoso Tower atVallerhermoso Tower at
236m and the Space236m and the Space
Tower at 225 m.Tower at 225 m.
La Plaza de Cibeles –La Plaza de Cibeles –
Cibeles Square by Year 2Cibeles Square by Year 2
-The square owes its’ nameThe square owes its’ name
to the fountain which wasto the fountain which was
built in 1782.built in 1782.
-It is surrounded by-It is surrounded by
emblematic buildings; Theemblematic buildings; The
Post office Palace, the BankPost office Palace, the Bank
of Spain and Linares Palace.of Spain and Linares Palace.
-It is the crossing point of two-It is the crossing point of two
very important streets; Alcalavery important streets; Alcala
Street and Prado Avenue.Street and Prado Avenue.
Las meninas, un cuadro en el Museo del Prado –Las meninas, un cuadro en el Museo del Prado –
Las meninas, a painting in the Prado MuseumLas meninas, a painting in the Prado Museum
- The original title was “TheThe original title was “The
Family of Felipe IV” .Family of Felipe IV” .
- It’s the most important work- It’s the most important work
of art by the Spanish painterof art by the Spanish painter
Diego Velázquez .Diego Velázquez .
-It’s one of the most visited-It’s one of the most visited
paintings in the Pradopaintings in the Prado
-It’s one of the main
squares in Madrid.
-Here stands the Zero
kilometer point of all
-There is a clock tower
where we celebrate the 12
chimes of New Year’s
El Estanque del Parque del Retiro –El Estanque del Parque del Retiro –
The Pond at the Retiro ParkThe Pond at the Retiro Park
- Retiro park is the mostRetiro park is the most
important park in theimportant park in the
center of the city.center of the city.
-It’s 118 hectares.-It’s 118 hectares.
-There are gardens,-There are gardens,
ponds, palaces and pathsponds, palaces and paths
around the park.around the park.
Las Torres Kio - The Kio TowersLas Torres Kio - The Kio Towers
-The Kio towers are twoThe Kio towers are two
inclined towers known asinclined towers known as
“Europe Gate”.“Europe Gate”.
- They were built in 1996.- They were built in 1996.
-They are 114 meters-They are 114 meters
We are waiting for youWe are waiting for you
in Madridin Madrid