Puerta del Sol is the heart of Madrid. Originally there was a Puerta del Sol next to Puerta del Sol. It used to be the east gate of Madrid, which lasted for a century. Because it faces the east where the sun rises, it is called the sun gate. Later, due to the development of the city and the need for transportation, the Puerta del Sol was demolished in 1570, but the Madrid people did not forget this ancient gate and always called the site the sun gate or the sun. In 1853, Puerta del Sol was expanded from an original area of 5,000 square meters to 12,000 square meters. The square is semi-circular, and the building is surrounded by buildings. There are ten streets between the gaps of the building, and the four squares are radiated around the square.
In the square, the old postal building is the office of the head of the autonomous region of Madrid, and there is a zero-kilometer sign on the sidewalk in front of the postal building, marking the center of the Spanish road network. There is a statue of Carlos III on the south side of the square, and many public works are carried out by him. On the east side of the square, above the buildings between Alcala Street and San Jernimo Street is the famous Tio Pepe. To the north is a statue of "bear and heather" (El oso y el madroo, also translated "bear and strawberry tree"), the figure of this statue is the city emblem of Madrid.
I feel that it is convenient to live in sol. I went there and walked around. Basically, I have never been to public transport. SOL Puerta del Sol is the city centre of Madrid and the center of the Spanish road network. The Security Bureau building is a prominent building in the square, a neoclassical palace-style building from the end of the 18th century. After its completion, it served as the central post office, army headquarters and political department of Madrid. Bear and Raspberry Statue Madrid's iconic Bear and Raspberry statue (Estatua del Oso y el Madroo) is located in the eastern part of Puerta del Sol. This statue replaces the former Sun Gate ruins and is now quite popular in Madrid. The city standard, the embarrassing bear cub stands upright, the front paws hug the raspberry tree in front of them, lifelike. To the south of Puerta del Sol is the iconic old postal building (La Casa de Correos), an ancient building in the square that resembles a majestic palace. The bell tower in the middle of the building is very famous. Every New Year's Eve, the Madrid people will gather here. At 12 o'clock in the middle of the night, they will eat 12 grapes that symbolize good luck and celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
If Madrid is the middle point of Spain
then Puerta del Sol is like the center of Madrid
everything starts here from the 0km engraving card
The square in the city of Madrid is particularly large but due to live Near the Puerta del Sol square
did not come back and forth the most is the impression of the Puerta del Sol here is quite deep
it is semi-circular, a total of 10 streets are radially extended
at the same time It is also the political activity center and commercial center of Madrid
coming and coming. The tourists are mixed with the locals but they are very harmonious.
I think this should be the best performance of the Spanish enthusiasm
sitting in the subway From the underground of Puerta del Sol, the first sight is the most beautiful sunny day
summer afternoon light and the leaves on the wall mottled imprint
people come and go in a hurry, reminds me of some stay in Europe Summer
King Carlos III statue stands in the center of the square
he still seems to guard the city
Carlos III is the first king of the Spanish Bourbon royal family Philip V Son born in the second marriage
The mother is Princess Parma Isabella born in Madrid in 1716
Madrid. The police always ride horses around the square to patrol
they are like the modern version of King Carlos III
maintained Madrid's modern order
Under the statue of King Carlos III, there will always be a lot of performers performing here
Their dressing reminds me of the movie "The Dream of the Rings" Big high hat
but Mexico is originally speaking Spanish, so I heard that their performance is not violated
in the square in all directions are countless historic buildings
The Security Bureau building became one of the most prominent buildings in Puerta del Sol with its white-red palace-style building
This is a neoclassical palace-style building at the end of the 18th century
was used as the central post office, army The headquarters of the headquarters, the Ministry of the Interior, etc.
is built in 1867. After that, the Spaniards regarded the time indicated by the big clock as "standard time"
New Year's Eve or all major festivals. Carnival celebration here
Madrid Emblem: Raspberry and brown bear
let the story of the city of Madrid has a name
interesting and vivid raspberry and sun bears square in front of the door is the best witness
The Puerta del Sol, the small town of Toledo, and the ubiquitous cathedral make up for the regret that I did not photograph the church in Toronto. Every church has a beautiful story. The heat of Spain has not yet been felt, but the Gothic architecture on the roadside has surprised me.