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- 98%Local Culture
- 86%Family Travelers
- 65%History Buffs
- 65%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 64%Nightlife Lovers
- 64%Adventure Travelers
- 63%Luxury Travelers
- 58%Art & Design Lovers
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- Gran VíaSep 12, 2013
A street that's always buzzing and where sleep is not an option. The Madrilenian's favourite place to be. Songs, poems, novels and even zarzuelas have been devoted to it. Even though it's about to turn one hundred, it doesn't look it! It's such a vital place that the passing of time seems to have no effect on this avenue.
On Gran Vía, Museo Chicote is a must. Hemingway, Frank Sinatra or Ava Gardner partied the night away as they sipped their cocktails. It's still a hotspot, frequented by glamorous stars of our times, like Javier Bardem or Pedro Almodóvar,
- Gran VíaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Oct 21, 2013
Truly an amazing street. Some aspects remind me of Broadway in New York City or Younge Street in Toronto, but the individual boutique stores that sell things from hand fans with beautiful illustrations to inexpensive leather messenger bags differentiate Gran Via from both streets and add authenticity to Gran Via.
- Gran VíaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2First to ReviewFeb 03, 2013
It might be a little weird to be in love with a street but oh well, it's the truth. With beautiful buildings such as the Metropolis and the Rolex, once you see it you just might fall in love as well. Gran Via literally means "great way" or "great street" and that about sums it up. This central road runs from West to East and serves as a marker and dividing line for much of the entire downtown. Major destinations like Plaza de Espana can be found by walking along Gran Via to the West and La plaza de independencia (and the northern entrance to Retiro Park) can be found by walking along Gran Via to the East.
- Gran VíaMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJan 16, 2013
This street or Grand Way is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. It leads from Calle de Alcalá, close to Plaza de Cibeles, to Plaza de España. Really liked walking down it the architecture is amazing. You want shopping this is your place.Recommended for:
- Gran VíaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 28, 2012
One of Madrid's main boulevards, it is a bit like Paris's Champs Elysees, in that it was a part of a major urbanization project forced from a centralized government. It is nice for window shopping as there are a bunch of shops along the avenue
- Gran VíaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesNov 27, 2012
It is one of the biggest streets in Madrid, connecting Calle de Alcalà to Plaza de Espana. the buidlings along it are really imponent and represent sevral different architecture styles, such as Art Decò and Vienna Secession Style. Once upon a time there were many theaters along it, the most part of which has now been replaced by malls.