Madrid - Puerta del Sol live camGreat panoramic view of the main square, in the heart of Madrid

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    • 4 days ago
    • Alzira

    A praça de todos acontecimentos deveria ter um telão para transmitir o jogo da ESPANHA hoje 20/06/2018 Abraços do BRASIL

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • BOUKHATMI YOUB

    Magnifique

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    31may18--(Thu May 31 2018 Corpus Christi Local holiday Madrid ) Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist. It is also known as the Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ, as well as the Day of Wreaths. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • kevin wilson

    viva Ronaldo thank you Madrid , MUFC

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    • 1 month ago
    • Peter

    Sky just lit up with lightning!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Peter

    Heavy rain falling

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    • 1 month ago
    • Alzira

    Essa praça é linda e muito animada povo FELIZ

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    • 1 month ago
    • Capture Sam

    13may18-- On the 15th ( tues ) is 'Feast Day of St Isidore'. Local holiday in Madrid. Isidore the Farm Labourer, also known as Isidore the Farmer (Spanish: San Isidro Labrador) (c. 1070 – May 15, 1130), was a Spanish farmworker known for his piety toward the poor and animals. He is the Catholic patron saint of farmers and of Madrid. << from wiki and D & T<< EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    1May18--1 May ( May Day/ Labor Day ) national holiday <> 2 May The Day of the Autonomous Community of Madrid (Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Dos de Mayo) is a public holiday in the autonomous community of Madrid, Spain, on May 2. It marks the anniversary of an uprising against French troops on May 2, 1808. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 months ago
    • Peter

    Has a demo blocked the road?

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    15apr18-- People of 'Unions' showing support for future purchasing power of their retirement incomes. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 months ago
    • Jean

    The strains of the Internationally playing at the end of what I guess is a Communist rally

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    • 3 months ago
    • bosika

    Easter procession. Happy Easter!
    3/28/2018 21.25

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    • 3 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    22mar18--PUERTA DEL SOL ROOMS MADRID , Thank You

Madrid - Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol is the heart of Madrid, the symbol of the capital city of Spain, popular rendez-vous point for locals and tourists, wonderful location where many important events take place, a testimony to the history of Madrid, the administrative and commercial center, really worth a visit at night, when bright lights and the colours of the overwhelming Movida Madrileña turn on.

This thriving social center of Spain's capital has a semicircular shape, its ancient origins date back to the 15th century and to the reign of Charles I who ordered a gate to be built for better access into the town; soon it became a meeting point and new buildings were built, originally to serve political functions, all around the 'door' (puerta) that, starting from the 15th century, was the entrance gate to the capital, its name, Spanish for 'Gate of the Sun' derives from this city gate decorated with a symbolic sun; over the centuries Madrid grew rapidly, the square was considerably enlarged and new elegant and imposing buildings were erected, the House of the Post Office (Real Casa de Correos, 1768), a work of the architect Jacques Marquet, is still today a splendid example of this. The square is embellished by monumental fountains and cultural icons that make it popular in Spain as elsewhere in the world such as the aristocratic palace with the giant neon of Tío Pepe's sign sitting above, the clock tower of the House of the Post Office (1866), its clock, known as 'Reloj de Puerta del Sol' is the most popular of Spain, the Equestrian statue of King Charles III, just in front of the House of the Post Office, the statue of Mariblanca and the statue of a female bear eating fruits from a strawberry tree (El Oso y El Madroño), this bronze statue, sculptured by Antonio Navarro, symbolizes the aristocracy and the fertile soil of Madrid. Another icon of Puerta del Sol is the plaque 'Kilometre Zero' (Kilómetro Cero) on the pavement at the entrance of the House of the Post Office marking the center of the Spanish road network and the starting point from where all the Spanish most important distances are measured and the starting point of the main roads of Madrid such as Calle del Arenal, Calle de Alcalá, Calle Mayor, Calle Carretas and Calle Preciados.

On the night of December 31 Puerta del Sol is full of magic, a great emotion to wait and celebrate the arrival of midnight while eating 12 grapes with all the crowds in time with the 12 chimes (campanadas) of the Reloj, one on each stroke, locals and tourists can't miss this traditional night, a wonderful scene that can be seen live also on TV or on Internet.

Cam on-line since: 04/23/2014