Plaza de España
Museo de Cerralbo
Huddled beneath the modern apartment buildings northwest of Plaza de España, this noble old mansion is a reminder of how wealthy...
Palacio del Senado
Spain's Senate building.
There's a handkerchief-sized playground with play equipment at the southwestern end of Calle del Conde Duque, where it meets Calle de...
Screens all kinds of original-version films, from Hollywood blockbusters to arty flicks.
Con Dos Fogones
Con Dos Fogones is cool and classy, with bright colours softly lit by designer lamps. The food is everything from salads and hamburgers...
Plaza de España information
It’s hard to know what to make of this curiously unprepossessing square. The square's centrepiece is a 1927 statue of Cervantes with, at the writer’s feet, a bronze statue of his immortal characters Don Quijote and Sancho Panza. The 1953 Edificio de España (Spain Building) on the northeast side clearly sprang from the totalitarian recesses of Franco’s imagination such is its resemblance to austere Soviet monumentalism. To the north stands the 35-storey Torre de Madrid (Madrid Tower).