Paseo del Prado

The Paseo del Prado is one of the fundamental boulevards located in Madrid, Spain. The Paseo del Prado is the most established historical urban in Madrid and was announced Bien de Interés Cultural (BIC). It runs south- north between the Plaza del Emperador Carlos V (otherwise called Plaza de Atocha) and the Plaza de Cibeles, with the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo (the area of the Fuente de Neptuno, and of the Ritz and Palace five-star inns) lying roughly in the center. The Paseo del Prado frames the southern end of the city’s focal hub (which proceeds toward the north of Cibeles as the Paseo de Recoletos, and further north as the Paseo de la Castellana).

This thickly tree-lined, wide and driven road is a point of interest for the city inhabitants and the area of vital social and traveler spots in the city, including the alleged Golden Triangle of Art, which envelops three galleries: the Prado Museum (with highlights, for example, Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas and Francisco de Goya’s La maja vestida and La maja desnuda), the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum. In the region are found the Parque del Buen Retiro and the Casón del Buen Retiro (facilitating the nineteenth century gathering of the Prado Museum), and also the home office of the Real Academia Española (the Spanish dialect institute), the Bolsa de Madrid (the city’s stock trade), and the Congreso de los Diputados (the national congress).

The Paseo del Prado Boulevard incorporates a few landmarks and enclosures in areas that are of artistic and historical interest, raised in the eighteenth century for the Hall of Prado urban venture. Various fancy and finishing grounds were built for this venture. The highlights of this venture incorporate the Villanueva Building, base camp of the Prado Museum, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the sculptural drinking fountains of Neptune, Cibeles and Apollo.

A dubious venture of intensive change and rejuvenation of the Paseo del Prado and the Paseo de Recoletos, known as Plan Especial Recoletos-Prado and authored by a global group of designers drove by Álvaro Siza, was endorsed by the city board on 23 June 2005, however as of December 2010 its ecological effect study is still underway and remaking has not been started. Thousands of visitors come to this territory every month and Paseo del Prado is considered a must visit place while travelling through Spain. To find out more information on travelling to Spain, please check out expedia.com for great traveling deals!

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