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Route Through Gran Vía Street and Appetizer

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Spanish Tapas & Urban Routes Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 26 May 12:00 - 14:30

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Gran Vía is the main street of the Madrid city and Spain.
It was an important milestone since its construction at the beginning of the 20th century from the commercial, tourist and leisure point of view.
The construction project included the demolition of many houses, including several churches, and the disappearance or transformation of numerous streets.

According to the preserved data, Protected content were demolished. Later, 18,777 m² of pavement were paved and 11,373 m² were asphalted; A total of 2,502 meters of culverts were built and 1,315 meters were channeled for water, gas and electricity connections. Protected content lamps were also installed and 66 lamps with candelabra.
In addition to serving as a communication channel east-west of the city, the Gran Vía was planned as a meeting point for citizens and as a recreational and commercial area. In these two aspects, it meant a change in the customs of the people of Madrid, since it housed the first large stores of the city, luxury shop windows, large movie theaters or cafés that would become very popular during its first decades of the twentieth century.

In Protected content , a series of street works were carried out that involved widening the sidewalks and reducing the number of lanes.
Our route will start from the Plaza de España and end at Alcala street. (1.5 km.)

We will pass by entertainment venues, enigmatic buildings and some secret events of history.
Then we will take a tapa in the area of ​​Chueca.

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