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

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    • 31 minutes ago
    • Patti

    Felicitaciones!!,
    Enorme árbol, muy lindo!!, creo que tiene una gran altura , comparando con los edificios allí.
    España hermosas cámaras tienen.
    Saludos desde Chile
    Patti

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    • 6 days ago
    • Janice Palmer

    It looks like the road is barricaded (to the left).

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    • 1 week ago
    • Rob Kabatoff

    Beautiful!!!!!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Bosnyák Károly

    Whether why did they close the way?
    2014/12/01 17:51

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Lynnae Neuberger

    There is a very interesting tree on the Madrid - Plaza del Callao cam as well. Worth checking out ;)

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    Beautiful city, beautiful country, beautiful people. << Mark I agree. I was so wrapped up in the beauty of the view I failed to notice the lack of the taxis. ( yet so obvious now ) On this side of the pond many are still fighting ' the new '.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Mark Anthony Hampton

    Beautiful city, beautiful country, beautiful people. Interesting to see the street(s) empty of taxis. They're on a 24-hour strike to protest uber & cabify(sp?).

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    29nov17--As the sol is setting today, just the top of Torre del Reloj glows amber, >>spectacular<<. : (Torre del Reloj or Clock Tower dates back to the 19th century. Traditionally, it chimes at midnight on December 31, for the traditional eating of the ¨Twelve Grapes of luck¨ to welcome the New Year. )<<< from 'info tags'

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Gert

    11-29-17 00:245 Alexey, Это синий и серебристый, как и другие годы?

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Alexey

    To people who were impressed by this transparent Christmas tree:
    visit incredible night Palace Square in St.Petersburg Russia for more emotions :) :) :)

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    Searching for El árbol de Sol information was made difficult because of this beautiful square has even a more famous tree. Estatua del Oso y el Madroño , Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree.__ Street view has a couple images , Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree is located in the area towards the 'live cam' where we can't see. There is information about Estatua del Oso y el Madroño in wiki. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    25nov17- 18:00 - As Sol's light was getting low, with dark cloudy skies , first illuminated was the Royal House , then the two fountains at about five minutes till the hour. At the top of the clock El árbol de Sol. The nature light and the lights of the main square along with El árbol de Sol made for a very special lighting situation, I viewed and did not capture the view to upload into 'photos'. *sigh* ___Thanks to our host that sponsors this 'live cam'. ___Jeff, rather here - a note to our host through their link - or a note to SL ( contact us ) < at the bottom of this page would , in my opinion be words to the right people. Both businesses probably don't read these logs ( a few or several channels on SL do read them ). Thanks . Viewers at around puesta de sol might see special sights. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Hermit

    Wow, what a fabulous Christmas tree!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Muffin

    That is so beautiful

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