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Madrid’s Monuments at Night: A photographic tour

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Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is Madrid's bullfighting ring. Photo by Kari Hoerchler

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?

 

Casa de la Panaderia, Plaza Mayor, Madrid
Allegorical paintings decorate the Casa de la Panaderia at Plaza Mayor.

Paseo del Prado, Madrid
Benches line the Paseo del Prado connecting the Plaza de Cibeles and Plaza de Canovas del Castillo.

Palacio de Comunicaciones, Madrid
The impressive headquarters of Spain’s postal service was built between 1905 and 1917 by Antonio Palacios sits on the Plaza de Cibeles.

Ministerio de Asuntas Exteriores y de Cooperacion, Madrid
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.

Peurta de Alcala, Madrid
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.

The Plaza del Sol, Madrid
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.

About the author

Kari Hoerchler

En junio 2000, Kari moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina and never looked back...until she ran out of pesos. After another round of bank riots, the travel lady bug moved to more stable financial ground: Wall Street. (Hey, no laughing!) Currently the Listings Manager for Over There Interactive for cold, hard cash, she is also a co-author of The Maneater Murder Mystery Series and Venue Goddess for Lit Crawl NYC.

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