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Monument Glorieta de Emilio Castelar

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Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid Spain
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Visiting both Toledo and Segovia in a day from Madrid is near impossible without a car rental and some serious time management. On this trip, you get to see both cities as a guide charts their history, minus the stress of organizing transport. Plus, you’re certain of seeing the key sights, including Toledo’s Primada Cathedral, and Segovia’s Roman aqueduct and Alcazar. Ideal if you’re pressed for time and want a day out of Madrid.
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macedonboy wrote a review Apr 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom146 700 contributions100 722 helpful votes
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This monument stands in tribute to Emilio Castelar, a Spanish politician, and president of the First Spanish Republic. Not only was he a national leader, he was a noted writer and journalist and left a legacy in print of political science such as a history of the Republican Movement in Europe amongst other works. The monument features a stone base with figures on all four sides. On the main side, facing southwards, is the bronze figure of Emilio Castelar, and at his feet lies a marble Venus, an allegory to the truth. Flanking him on either side are two classical public speakers, Cicero and Demosthenes who observe and listening to Castelar. Like many great monuments in Madrid, this sits in the middle of a roundabout in a very busy road. I didn't even try to get closer. The monument is really out of the way of the main tourist areas. While it's definitely worth a look, only do so if you have a bit of time in Madrid.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Snowball's adventure wrote a review Jun 2018
Barnet, United Kingdom6 658 contributions1 223 helpful votes
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This is a monument that was built on a roundabout in the north Salamanca area. This is a statue monument created by Mariano Benlliure in 1908 to pay tribute to the nineteenth century president of the 1st Spanish Republic, Emilo Castelar. This monument combines a collection of animated sculptures, including Benliure himself as the speaker, a woman, a worker, a solider and a student all paid attention & listening to his speech underneath him. At the top of the column, there are 3 naked goddess representing "Freedom", "Equality" and "Fraternity". However, what really interested me is surrounding the roundabout. There are several beautiful and attractive buildings and sculptures that enhance the status of the area. Such as the Castelar building (absolutely stunning), the Ireland House, the Madrid Mercantile Registry and several beautifully designed commerce buildings. The area is clean, peaceful, quiet and easy to walk. I was lucky that my hotel was in the area so I walked pass the area everyday during my stay. This is a low profile tourist attraction but is one of my most favourite parts in Madrid.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Mark C wrote a review Apr 2018
Malvern, United Kingdom563 contributions99 helpful votes
Nice statue and monument, but as other reviewers have mentioned it is on a very busy thoroughfare and you risk moving off the pedestrian walkway onto busy traffic!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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sheepygold wrote a review Dec 2017
london4 589 contributions1 971 helpful votes
This is a substantial and carefully crafted monument that sits in the middle of a main thoroughfare. Impressive to look at from afar but no way to safely get a closer look.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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sheepygold wrote a review Mar 2017
london4 589 contributions1 971 helpful votes
I found this monument very photogenic. It is a bit out of the way and you walk passed it if like us you are going on foot from The Sorolla Museum toward Salamanca. The problem is if you try and get to the monument you will probably not survive the road crossing as it is so busy here.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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