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Madrid, Spain

Cárcel de la Corona (Crown Prison)

Hidden under a center for the elderly are the dungeons which were used during the Spanish Inquisition.
Madrid, Spain

Perro Paco

A statue commemorating a beloved stray dog who was adopted by the entire neighborhood where he lived.
Madrid, Spain

Secret Nun Cookies at Monasterio del Corpus Christi

Order cookies baked by cloistered nuns in a 400-year-old monastery.
Madrid, Spain

Espejos del Callejón del Gato (Cat Alley Mirrors)

These distorting, funhouse mirrors achieved fame in a renowned piece of Spanish theater.
Madrid, Spain

La Posada del Peine (Comb Inn)

In this 400-year-old hotel in Madrid, you'll find a comb in every room, an old clock, and maybe a ghost.
Madrid, Spain

Cine Doré

A must for film lovers in Madrid and home to the Spanish Film Library's projection space.
Madrid, Spain

Peluquería Vallejo

At this century-old barbershop, clients used to be entertained with a glass of brandy and a cigar.
Madrid, Spain

The Sun on The Floor of La Puerta del Sol

This little sun pays homage to a massive gate that once stood at this location.
Madrid, Spain

Automatons of the Goyesque Carillon

This piece of early engineering is rather unknown despite its location in the heart of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Arches of the San Gil Barracks

The remains of a convent turned military barrack in the heart of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida

King Carlos IV laid the first stone during construction of this chapel.
Madrid, Spain

Monument to Federico Rubio

Shrapnel scars and bullet holes from the Spanish Civil War can still be seen in this monument to Spanish doctor Federico Rubio.
Madrid, Spain

San Ginés Book Shop

This unassuming bookstore in the heart of Madrid is one of the oldest in Spain.
Madrid, Spain

Monument to Doctor Fleming

Dr. Fleming's work saved the lives of many bullfighters thanks to his discovery of penicillin.
Madrid, Spain

Moncloa Lighthouse

Inaugurated three times, this tower offers some of the best views of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Monument to Cristina 'La Veneno' Ortiz

A plaque in Madrid’s West Park marks the launch of a queer icon’s unlikely media career.
Madrid, Spain

Queen Victoria Bridge

This modernist bridge highlights the bear as a symbol of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Royal Palace of Madrid Statues

After the queen of Spain had a dream where these statues fell and crushed her, they were removed from the palace and given new homes around Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Torres Blancas

Meant to resemble a massive tree, the building is the best example of Spanish organicist architecture in Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

'El Barrendero'

This sculpture pays homage to the street sweepers of Madrid since its inauguration in 2001 in Plaza Jacinto Benavente.
Madrid, Spain

Fisherman's House

Once a resting spot for King Fernando VII.
Madrid, Spain

Cuesta de Moyano

A haven for book enthusiasts across the street from Retiro Park.
Cuenca, Spain

Los Ojos de la Mora

Two large eyes painted anonymously on a mountain overlooking the city pay homage to an old legend.
Madrid, Spain

Farmacia Juanse

A window into a long-lost world, these colorful tiles advertise a long-defunct range of purgative teas, harmless smokables, and diarrhea cures.