MADRID, Spain—EuroCheapo’s “Wandering Cheapo” Kari Hoerchler arrived Monday morning in Madrid, where she’s spending a week strolling about town. While there, we asked her to snap some shots of everyday life in Madrid on her fancy new iPhone.
Last night, Kari wandered Madrid, photographing the city’s finest monuments. Is it just us, or do the Spanish have a gift for lighting their monuments with a dramatic gusto unmatched in other countries?
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is Madrid’s bullfighting ring.
Allegorical paintings decorate the Casa de la Panaderia at Plaza Mayor.
Benches line the Paseo del Prado connecting the Plaza de Cibeles and Plaza de Canovas del Castillo.
The impressive headquarters of Spain’s postal service was built between 1905 and 1917 by Antonio Palacios sits on the Plaza de Cibeles.
The Ministerio de Asuntas Exteriores y de Cooperacion built in 1636 sits across the street from Plaza de Santa Cruz and Plaza de la Provincia.
Designed by Francesco Sabatini, construction of the Puerta de Alcala started in 1769 and took nine years to complete. It stands in the center of Plaza de la Independencia.
This fountain is found in Plaza de la Puerta del Sol.
Many thanks to Kari Hoerchler for the fabulous photos, and for taking us along on a tour of Madrid monuments by night.
Also see: Our recommended budget hotels in Madrid.