Madrid Skyline with the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, Spain

Madrid Skyline with the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, Spain

This view of the Madrid skyline shows the Almudena Cathedral (the full Spanish name is Santa María la Real de La Almudena) and on the left you also recognize a fragment of the Royal Palace (in Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid). April can be quite rainy in Madrid and it rained often during my stay there. […]

Madrid, Spain - Evening Traffic on Gran Vía / Calle de Alcalá

Madrid, Spain - Evening Traffic on Gran Vía / Calle de Alcalá

This is the corner of Calle de Alcalá and Gran Vía in the Spanish capital Madrid. The building with the statue on the roof is called in Spanish Edificio Metrópolis, which means simply the Metropolis Building, after the company Metrópolis Seguros, which currently owns it. Calle de Alcalá is the longest and one of the oldest streets in Madrid.