Edificio Grassy, Madrid

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The Edificio Grassy is a building located at 1st Gran Vía in Madrid, Spain.ArchitectureSituated just off Calle de Alcalá, at the very beginning of Gran Vía, the Edificio Grassy was built between 1916 and 1917. It was constructed on a triangular piece of land, in the same way as the Edificio Metrópolis next to it. Moreover, its architect Eladio Laredo aimed to achieve an architectural similarity between both of them. This trend was respected to a certain extent along Gran Vía.It comprises two independent buildings, which are joined together by the hall and the patio. Eclectic in its architecture, it boasts a rotunda topped by two superimposed belvederes of Renaissance influence.NowadaysSince 1952 it hosts the upscale Grassy Jeweler's. Its basement also houses a museum of ancient clocks, with remarkable French, German and English items which span from the 16th to the 19th century, conforming an interesting private collection.The facade of the building is well known for its illuminated advertisements about different brands of watches. For the last decades Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Piaget and Baume et Mercier have enjoyed a preeminent position, easily distinguishable at the entrance of Gran Vía. Currently the sought-after location is occupied by a Rolex sign. Plan your Edificio Grassy visit and explore what else you can see and do in Madrid using our Madrid trip itinerary builder site .
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  • A fun thing to do when walking in the Gran Via area of Madrid is to gaze at the buildings some of them are real standouts. Edificio Grassy has an almost gateau like topping. It is noticeable with the ...  more »
  • Beautiful building at the beginning of the popular and populous Gran Vía, which owes its name to the famous brand watches Grassy (inside are preserved several authentic museum pieces)... Although this construction is OVERSHADOWED by the METRÓPOLIS building.
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  • The Edificio Grassy is found at one end of the very busy Gran Via Street. Its architecture calls attention to it because it is so very different from other buildings on that street. It is quite beauti...  more »
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  • A special place for a special evening with a great menu of dishes prepared with care. A very good environment for after or before a drink
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  • Emblematic building of the area and the gran via
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  • Emblematic building in Madrid, beginning of the Gran via.
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  • 1916 architect Eladio Laredo, Daniel Zuloaga ceramic decoration
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