Madrid

  • by Simon Harry Brooke
  • Narrated by Simon Harry Brooke
  • 1 hrs and 4 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Historical and cultural walking tours of Europe's finest cities.
Our Madrid tour begins with the grand royal palace and the great Cathedral of Almudena which was, in fact, only finished a few years ago. You'll then hear about where the city gets its name from and we'll tell you about its development from medieval backwater to capital of half of the world.
We'll show the reveal the secret of one of the famous statues in the Madrid and then guide you through the oldest square, the grandest square and the liveliest while explaining what the Madrilenos do with grapes on New Year's Eve and why they eat so much ham.
You'll see some of the grandest buildings of the early 20th century and learn about the bizarre tragedy that befel the owner of one of them as well as hearing the story of the violet seller.
You'll not only know what's what and where to find it, but you'll get a real feeling for Madrid as you wander along to see some of the grandest buildings in the city before finishing your tour at the Golden Triangle of Art galleries.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Visited Madrid totally unprepared about sights and places worth seeing in just 2 dayss. I found the book easy to follow and to the point!
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- Dina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2008
  • Publisher: MP3 City Guides