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Gran Vía

Gran Vía, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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  • 65%
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  • 64%
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  • Gran Vía
    Rachel Greene
    4 Oct 20, 2013

    Gran Via is a main road that runs through some of the more popular areas of the city. It's well lit and very busy.

    Recommended for:Local Culture
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  • Gran Vía
    Carmen T
    5 Sep 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,

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  • Gran VíaAmbassadorPro 2014
    Scott Hampton (@danielodyssey1)
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    4 Oct 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.

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  • Gran Vía
    Paul @TAKEYATHERE
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    4 Feb 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.

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  • Gran VíaPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jan 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.

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  • Gran Vía
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    3 Nov 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

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  • Gran Vía
    Manuela Nadin
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    3 Nov 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.

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  • Gran VíaPro 2014
    Diane Austin
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    3 Nov 10, 2012

    Convenient location and lots of shops but nothing spectacular. Easy connections via the subway for seeing the main sights but not a lot of night time activity.

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  • Gran Vía
    Melissa Smart
    4 Nov 01, 2012

    Great shopping area. Fun to explore and snack on some great food along the way. We started at one end and worked our way down to the other. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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  • Gran Vía
    Aya
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    3 Sep 20, 2012
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  • Gran Vía
    Alex Sai
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    4 Aug 19, 2012

    Самая известная и, пожалуй, самая красивая улица города. Красива как днем, так и в свете ночных фонарей подсветки.

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    David Eastin
    4 Jul 19, 2012

    Gran Via is a great place to wander around and see the sights and people. It has great shopping available at almost every turn. I really liked it during Christmas time. You can find fun events, food stands, and lights all over.

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  • Gran Vía
    pege
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This is one of the moment we had been waiting for, to see the building and the statue of metropolis. Marvelous indeed!

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  • Gran Vía
    Jana Crowe
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    5 May 17, 2014

    Beautiful buildings. Definitely has a European charm and feel to it walking around.

    Recommended for:Local CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsHistory BuffsFamily Travelers
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  • Gran Vía
    Cristiano Pivato
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    2 Jan 27, 2013

    La via centrale di Madri dove potrete vedere la madrid lavorativa e moderna

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  • Gran Vía
    Pigue Arthur
    4 Nov 19, 2012

    I think that's the best place to go shopping in Madrid.

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  • Gran Vía
    Carla Henriques
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    4 Oct 13, 2012

    Busy street, lots of shops, location cheap and convenient for accomodation.

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  • Gran Vía
    Borja Polo Rauch
    4 Jul 31, 2012

    Great place to see and go out.

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    Esteban Interiorismo
    5 Jul 07, 2012
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    Rặộùf Oùtlặw
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    ^^

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4.0 out of 5
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8,903 people visited Gran Vía

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Vibrant and lively, Madrid’s Gran Vía lives up to its name. The grand street features historic buildings, restaurants, hotels, shops and numerous plazas. Wide streets cater to pedestrians as they pass by buildings exuding the best of 20th-century architecture. And when the sun sets, the bars come alive with the city lights.

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