CATEGORY |Architecture tours |
EXPERIENCE |Essential Madrid |
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN |Architecture |History |
Madrid Original ® suggests a 2 hours walking guided tour along the Gran Vía. The Gran Vía is like a small museum of Spanish architecture from 1912 to 1959, when the city wanted to be modern and started to look for inspiration in such different place as Paris, London or Chicago. The evolution of architecture as the Gran Vía was being erected and advanced from west to east, ran parallel to the evolution of Spanish history.
New styles and new sorts of buildings reflected the change of a society, starting to adopt industrialization, capitalism and mass-culture. We will clearly notice how the Spanish Civil War also affected to Gran Vía: there is a neat fracture in style from Republican Gran Vía to Franco’s come back to nostalgic styles of a Imperial Spain.
Learn Spanish History and Architecture by walking up our most famous street!
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