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Edificio Grassy, Madrid

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The Edificio Grassy is a building located in Gran Vía 1, 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.
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  • The extraordinary building of granite stands in the heart of downtown Madrid at the beginning of via. From the Plaza de Cibeles is in less than three minutes to walk. As we moved into the street, our gaze is stuck now on this magnificent building. The snow-white and triangular offer a mix of ancient and modern. Numerous ornaments decorate the front, also depends on advertising for Nobel watches then. We particularly liked the ensemble.
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  • The Grassy building, located at no. 1 of the Gran Via, is a building of eclectic style due to Eladio Laredo y Carranza. It is decorated with reliefs and azulejos. The Rolex brand is displayed on the façade. He faced the Metropolis building between the Gran Via of the calle Alcalá
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  • This stunning building is located in the amazing Gran Via in the city centre of Madrid. The building is nothing short of impressive and provides an imposing feature on the Gran Via landscape. If you a...  more »