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Metropolis, Madrid

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Admire the lavish rounded tower of Metropolis, which is covered with 30,000 leaves of 24 carat gold. This city landmark, constructed in 1911, stands along one of Madrid’s busiest streets. Study its ornate French Beaux-Arts style architecture and look for the four statues that sit atop the columns. The statues represent mining, agriculture, industry, and commerce. To enjoy the view of the building a little longer, buy a drink and sit outside at one of the many nearby bars. Using our international travel planner, Madrid attractions like Metropolis can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Famous sculpture in Madrid in the middle of the old town. Looks like it was recently reformed because it demonstrates the perfection in every detail.
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  • Beautiful big statue, doesn't require a lot of time. Can be seen on the way to gran villa, it is located an the beginning of the street.  more »
  • Opened in 1911, for the Union and the Phoenix insurance company. Was built on a land so narrow, to which called the "House of the coffin" the second plant has statues allegorical of the trade, the agriculture and the mining. In the 1970s, the company sold the building to another insurance company "metropolis" is in any case, it is a beautiful building, of many having Madrid.
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  • Huge Building! Epic and unique. If you travel to Madrid, you must take a walk in all this area.
  • Open area and impressive building and I do not know what is this building.
  • Meh, from the pictures I've seen it's a nice building, pretty from the outside, but I couldn't see it since it was covered in a huge 'Batman v Superman' billboard (well, it's Metropolis after all)
  • Beautiful building
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