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MADRID, VILLE AU PASSE ROYAL//MADRID ,CITY WITH A ROYAL PAST

AMBIANCE MEDITERRANENNE VF 23 05 16.pdf Adobe Acrobat ProLa Plaza Real est le symbole de madrid. Sa construction fut commencée au XVIIe siècle sur ordre de Philippe III, dont la statue équestre en bronze orne l’endroit. Cette enceinte fut autrefois la scène de nombreuses cérémonies publiques, allant des courses de taureaux, processions, fêtes et représentations théâtrales. Ses porches abritent des commerces traditionnels ainsi qu’une foule de bars et de restaurants. La plaza Puerta del Sol est le carrefour de nombreuses avenues,le centre névralgique des lignes de métro et de bus, le lieu de promenade favori des Madrilènes et provinciaux venant faire du shopping.


Le Gran Via est l’artère centrale, commerçante et bourdonnante qui relie la plazade España à la plaza del Callao : Elle est au coeur de Madrid, au centre de l'animation.
Le Quartier Plaza Santa Anna est située dans une zone de Madrid étroitement liée aux grandes figures littéraires de l'Espagne telles que Cervantes et Lope de Vega, cette place est l'un des endroits les plus populaires où l'on trouve des bars à tapas à profusion. La place abrite le Teatro Español ainsi que l'hôtel Reina Victoria.Le Monasterio de las Descalzas est situé en plein coeur de Madrid occupe l'ancien palais de Charles Quint. Le monastère possède une grande collection de tableaux, de tapisseries et d'images religieuses. Les tapisseries sur carton de Rubens représentant l'Apothéose de l'Eucharistie, ainsi que les toiles de grands artistes comme Titien, Sánchez Coello, Bruegel ou Luini, y sont exposées

 

Plaza Real, the symbol of Madrid. Its construction began in the XVIIth century on order of King Philip III, whose bronze equestrian statue decorates the site. In the past, this plaza was used as the stage of numerous public ceremonies: from bull races to processions, Festivities and theatre performances. The plaza’s porches shelter traditional shops as well as a plethora of bars and restaurants.
The Plaza Puerta del Sol is an intersection between many avenues. It is the focal point of the subway and bus lines, a popular spot among the people of Madrid and foreigners alike, who come here to shop.

Gran Via is the main road, a lively shopping street that links the Plaza de España with the Plaza del Callao. It lies at the heart of Madrid, in the center of the action.

Plaza Santa Anna District is located in an area of Madrid that has strong ties to the great literary figures of Spain, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. This plaza is one of the most popular spots, and it contains a profusion of tapas bars. The plaza is also home to the Teatro Español and the Queen Victoria Hotel.

Monasterio de las Descalzas, This monastery is located in the heart of Madrid, in the former palace of Charles Quint. The monastery contains a great collection of paintings, tapestries and religious imagery. The tapestry panels by Rubens represent the Apotheosis of the Eucharist. Also on display, paintings by great artists such as Titian, Sánchez Coello, Bruegel and Luini.

The Palacio real was the official residence of the Spanish crown. However, the Royal Family no longer resides there, and the Royal Palace is currently used only for state ceremonies. The Gasparini Hall is one of the most beautiful halls, with its vault decorated by Tiepolo, is Neapolitan furniture and its impressive Venitian lampshades.
The palace also contains a collection of artworks by Caravaggio, Velasquez and Goya, as well as a vast collection of tapestries.

The Prado, inaugurated in 1819, contains some of the most beautiful art collections in the world. In this museum, you can admire one of the world’s most complete collections of artworks by Titian, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Rubens, Bosch and el Greco. The collections offer an exhaustive view of the Spanish School in the modern era, with paintings ranging from XVIth century masters to Sorolla.

The Thyssen Bornemizsa Museum contains the collection of Hans Heinrich Thyssen. The collection’s greatest attractions are seen in key works by Durer, Caravaggio and Rubens, which help us understand the artworks from the XVIth to the XVIIIth century. Impressionist painters like Monet and Degas, and Post-Impressionists like Gauguin and Van Gogh. Examples of Fauvism, Expressionism, Surrealism, as well as Abstract art and Pop Art, as seen in Picasso and Kandinsky works.

The Reina Sofia Museum was converted into a Modern Art museum that represents all the art styles of the XXth century. Picasso’s masterpiece, Guernica, is on display. The museum’s collection contains the works of the greatest Spanish and international artists, such as Dali, Joan Miro, Juan Gris, Lucio Fontana, Ives Klein, Max Ernst, Robert Delaunay, Yves Tanguy and Georges Braque.

The Museo de la real Academia was founded in the XVIIIth century by Philip V and became active under his son, Ferdinand IV. It includes 5 sections: sculpture, painting, architecture, to which were added music, photography and film. The Academy has acquired works by Goya, Rubens, Murillo and Zubaran.

The Santa Maria Cathedral is a massive neo baroque cathedral located just opposite the Palacio Real. It was completed in 1993 and inaugurated by Pope John Paul II.

 

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