my next stop was the largest city in Spain, Madrid. I am starting my sight seeing and my first stop is the Gates of Europe. its two towers that are built at a 15 degree angle. the towers were also the first inclined skyscrapers.
These buildings are very cool and took allot of architectural creativity. After seeing the towers, i walked down to the Grand Via. This is the place for upscale shopping. The Grand Via is known as the "spanish broadway" on this street there are two buildings that stand out the most, The metropolis building and the Telefonica building. The telefonica building was built in 1929 as the Spanish Telecommunications Company. This Was the First in Europe. The Metropolis Building was built in 1907. The round domed tower on top is covered in 3000 leaves of 24 carat gold and the winged goddess of victory. because i had to cut down on days im staying in Madrid to two days. i stayed at a small hotel and it wasn't as fancy as the last couple it was still just as good. i panned on getting a scooter for the day but instead i decided to walk to the city hall (aka Plaza de cibeles) They're city hall has some really amazing marble statues out side of it.
This is one of the most intricate building i have ever seen. Although This stop was a short one this definitely is a place i will return to explore some more.