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Exploring Madrid on foot

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
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With the city centre and almost all tourist sites being within a 2 mile radius, Madrid is the perfect city to take a break from public transport for a day or two. From my hostal located in Calle the Leon, I set foot along the cobble-stoned streets through Cortes District and Plaza De Santa Ana to the city's centre-most Puerta del Sol. After quick window shopping along pedestrian road Sol, I continued to Gran Via, winged it and ended up at a nice park at Plaza de Espana where there is a statue + fountain dedicated to Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. After walking several kilometres I got hungry before sunset and simply picked a decent, affordable restaurant at Gran Via.
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Gran Vía
Gran Vía
Gran Via is the high street of Madrid where you find international shopping chain brands, watch a broadway show such as the Lion King.
Cortes district is an excellent location to stay at a budget hotel/hostal or dine at more affordable city centre sit-in restaurants.
Plaza Puerta del Sol
Plaza Puerta del Sol
Madrid's famous central square is very crowded. There are several historical statues in this area.
Plaza de España
Plaza de España
At Plaza de Espana, there is a beautiful, relaxing park to simply sit down and admire the statue and fountain dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


The heart of the city centre. There is a pedestrian shopping street here.

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