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Under-Visited Sights Around Madrid

Posted: Oct. 24th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

Madrid is full of famous sites that are visited by nearly every traveler who makes their way to the Spanish capital city; however, for every popular location there are many more that go unseen by most tourists. From military to arts and culture, Madrid is packed with great opportunities to learn and experience more about this historic city.

 

Madrid used to sit comfortably within the city’s ninth-century Moorish walls, expanded by the Christians in the 13th. But, in the 1950s, the M30 ring road became the de facto perimeter, severing the districts outside of it from the splendour of the city travellers know.

But Spain is a country of visions, even in its periods of economic uncertainty and, during the last decade, its infamous ring road has been buried. The banks of the Manzanares river between the Puente del Rey and De Segovia bridges have been wonderfully rehabilitated.

 

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