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

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    • 7 days ago
    • Capture Sam

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

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    • 1 week ago
    • Jean

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

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • bosika

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

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    • 1 month ago
    • Capture Sam

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

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    • 1 month ago
    • Orcas

    Splendid show tonight, lots of Police Cars passing through

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    • 1 month ago
    • David

    Sol is not only the center of Spain, but a symbol of Madrid where people from all over the world coming here to express their thoughts.and freedom in essence. A place that brings unity among Nations and cultures to embrace, The statue of Bear, OSO is the icon of Madrid, the image of the city that never sleeps . . . . .

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    • 2 months ago
    • barry

    they look like postel vans in london

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    • 2 months ago
    • barry

    wots going on here with all the red vans

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    • 2 months ago
    • Eduardo Araujo Novais

    there is how I want to know this city and Europe, but I do not have the financial conditions. I would love to live in Madrid, how do I? Could someone be my financier? help me?

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    • 2 months ago
    • bosika

    It is raining, people feel cold, everyone is in a hurry. +4 C. Best regards from Budapest, where -8 degrees and the Danube +2 C. :(
    2/27/18 21.27

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    • 2 months ago
    • Peter

    What going on here than?

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    • 2 months ago
    • Neil

    And now super Mario!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Neil

    I see winnie the pooh and a storm trooper are having a wonder around today?

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    • 3 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    25jan18-- Thanks to the writer of the 'Info Tags' > this information: ' Estatua Carlos III : This large equestrian statue of King Charles III, in the heart of the square, was built in 1990 in his honour. He is commonly recognized by the people of Madrid as the ¨best Mayor of Madrid¨ even if he never occupied this position. EnJoy EnJoy

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