5 Structures you can't miss when visiting Madrid, Spain
Updated: Sep 14, 2020
Madrid is the capital and the largest municipality of Spain
Elevation: 667 m (2,188 ft)
Area (Capacity of city): 604.3 km^2 ( 233.3 sq mi)
Population(2018): 3,223,334 people (ranked 3rd in EU)
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Torres Blancas is a must-visit building for Architectural lovers. Designed by famous Spanish architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza is said to be an example of " Spanish Organicism" . The structure serves as an apartment complex at a height of 71m. Construction started in 1964 and finished five years later in 1969. The reinforced concrete design was considered an innovation at the time for using cylindrical shaped cast-in concrete instead of the typical rectilinear qualities of cast-in place concrete. It is still considered one of the landmarks of Europe's modern architecture.
Plaza Mayor was once the centre of the old town of Madrid.
The Plaza is for the people of Madrid and tourists to shop, walk around, eat, and enjoy the outdoors.
First built (1580–1619) during the Habsburg period of Philip III's reign.
TripAdvisor suggests a visit duration of 1-2 hours.
The Plaza measures 129 m x 94 m (423 ft x 308 ft).
237 balconies are present.
In 1561 King Phillip II assigned classical architect Juan de Herrera to renovate and modernise the area of the Plaza. Construction began in 1617 and finished 2 years later in 1619.
The Plaza Mayor has gone through 3 fires during 1631 - 1790 requiring major reconstructions and redesigns. Today, the Plaza Mayor's architecture is credited to Juan de Villanueva.
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Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Construction schedule: October 1944 – December 1947
Expanded years: 1953, 1992, 1994, 2011
Field size: 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Construction cost: €1,732,943
Capacity: 81,044 ( record attendance 129,690)
Stadium owned: Real Madrid FC
You can buy a ticket here. Tickets price vary on the game you want to watch.
Game tickets are sold in the range of 30€ - 70€.
Height: 230 m (750 ft)
Floor count: 57
Type: Office space
Architect: Pei Cobb Freed
Structural engineer: MC2 Estudio de Ingenieria
Main contractor: OHL
Construction time: 4 years (2004-2008)
The structure evolves from a square, at its base, to a slightly curved diamond formed by the intersection of two-quarter circles in his crown.
The floor plan area starts with a 42x42m at the square base and progress to 59x30m at the top of the skyscraper. The materials used were high quality reinforced concrete that was in-situ poured into the curved shape of the structure.
Palacio de Cristal del Retiro
The Palacio de Cristal del Retiro is a conservatory (greenhouse) in the heart of Madrid's Buen Retiro Park. Build-in 1887 by architect Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, it is made of an iron frame incorporated with glass panels of various shapes. The famous conservatory has the shape of a Greek cross and stands in a height of 22m (72 feet). Opening hours are 10a.m - 10p.m everyday.
Adult (age 18 - 99) EUR €45.00 each
Child (age 7 - 17) EUR €45.00 each
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