Gran Via

Gran Via, Madrid Overview

Gran Via is also known as the Spanish Broadway. It is one of those streets which has the most happening nightlife in Europe. The street is ornamented with numerous clubs, hotels, theatres and shopping centres. It also showcases the early 20th century architecture of Spain.

The most famous street in the city of Madrid, the Gran Via has been mentioned in a lot of books and zarzuelas(Spanish operettas) as well as showcased in numerous films. The street begins from the Plaza de Alcala square and continues to connect the Plaza de Espana. Gran Via in literal terms refer to as great way and it is home to numerous business shops, banks, hotels, bars, restaurants and theatres. It is one of the most crucial commercial districts in Madrid. It is a must to walk along the street and gaze at these rooftops of the impressive buildings as most of them are decorated lavishly and has large statues perching on the ledge of the top. A few important buildings include Edificio Metropolis at the corner of Calle Alcala and the Telefonica building, which is the tallest skyscraper in Madrid.

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