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

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    • 2 days ago
    • Ray

    XXV FESTIVAL OF THE TRASHUMANCIA - 21/10/2018

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    11oct18--Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on October 12. It commemorates when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Never takes them long to take the stage down.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Coraline

    9/29/2018 08:25
    So is playing at this concert & what time does it start? Does anybody know?

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • MEL

    The concerts in Madrid always draw big crowds, enjoy enjoy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    23sep18--2018 Madrid ETU {European Triathlon Union} Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships. Full distance triathlon with 3,800m of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42,195 km of running. Finish Line KM0: : in the city center of Madrid and the Kilometer 0 of Spain. Finish Line closes at 24:00 hours. EnJoyEnJoy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Barry

    Challenge Madrid Triathlon

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    • 2 months ago
    • valdir d.a.

    PORTA DO SOL - 04H40 MADRI - MUITA GENTE SE MEXENDO PARA MAIS UM DIA DE TRABALHO

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    • 2 months ago
    • Reinhard Holaus

    .... seems as if there is a TAXI-protest under way (16-08, 18:38 hrs)

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    13aug18-- The 15th of August is Assumption of Mary day in Spain, a National holiday. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 3 months ago
    • Jay

    looks like one guy nude and dancing in fountain. I see three police vehicles arriving. 2023 UTC

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    • 4 months ago
    • Muffin

    What is the concert on there at 3am looks great

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    • 4 months ago
    • Patti

    Hello! who celebrate or what event do they celebrate at this time? .. I can see the crowd of people and a large stage with a giant screen in the background.

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    • 4 months ago
    • bosika

    Congratulations to Madrid for "13.000.000 hits - 445 on-line"!
    06/07/18 20.12

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