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

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    NO william

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    8feb19-- IMO It is good to see the taxis operating again. Taxi-drivers in the Spanish capital seeking tighter regulation of Uber and Cabify called off their indefinite strike on Tuesday after 16 days during which they obtained no concessions from the Madrid regional government. Uber and Cabify suspended their services in Barcelona in response to that regional government's imposition of a15-minute delay from the time they were booked to pick up. EnJoy EnJoy

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Venus

    Почему на камере стоит дата 2009год ?

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • piet

    ik zie gele hesjes.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • fizzbin

    I think it's a taxi driver's demo against Uber.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • PMM

    29.01.19. Huge crowd in the square again - big police presence too. Anyone know what it’s about?

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Jill

    Wow look at the amazing acrobats performing for the crowd.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Peter

    Protest in force?

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    • 1 month ago
    • Anne

    Wonder what’s going on here tonight a very big crowd has gathered

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    • 1 month ago
    • Chris

    Me to,love Christmas and seeing all the lights..

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    • 1 month ago
    • Jacob Ludwig

    Hate to see the holiday season come to an end. The crane is in place to disassemble the tree.

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    • 2 months ago
    • J Murray

    18:03 and I can still see the beautiful view. Love it when the nights grow lighter

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    • 2 months ago
    • William

    Happy new year Madrid!

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    • 2 months ago
    • PMM

    01.01.19. 12,000 + viewers!

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