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We walked halfway across the bridge before we realised we were standing on what we were looking for. I thought that Viaducto was a Roman Aqueduct so when i saw that it was just a bridge albeit an interesting one i must admit i was...More
El Viaducto is a bridge that although very impressive to look at is what it is,it's a bridge that runs close to the magnificent Royal Palace and it's hard to miss but it's just a modern concrete structure.
Views are obstructed as there are glass...More
The original viaduct dated to 1874 and was of iron construction. It was replaced in 1934 but received considerable damage during the Civil War and was restored and reopened in 1942. By 1976 the second viaduct proved inadequate for the traffic volumes and was closed....More
The Viaduct is absolutely huge and runs very close to the Royal Palace and Cathedral.
There are thick glass panels blocking access to the edge of the viaduct and consequently the views. I can only assume it's to stop people from falling off...or jumping off?...More
El Viaducto supports the road running south from the palace and the cathedral. Seems to modern with basic concrete design. There were no views possible westwards as frosted screens have been erected to prevent people falling off.
It is just a bridge but the cantilever design is very impressive, It is close to the cathedral and palace so we came to have a look whilst waiting for the changing of the guards to start. Worth a pass over although you cannot look...More
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.