Monumento a los Caidos por Espana, Madrid

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  • Monumento a los Caidos por Espana is the Spanish Tomb of the unknown Soldier. It is in a lovely little park and is surrounded by a steel fence, and looks a bit out of bounds. This is in stark contrast...  more »
  • Interesting to be one of the few monuments to fallen angels (Lucifer and CIA). It is worth seeing with the Crystal Palace.
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  • Monument erected in 1840 to pay homage to the Madridians killed on 02/05/1808 by the French invaders but which since 1685 has become a monument dedicated to all the fallen of Spain, as it reads under the stone cineraria urn "Honor a todos los que dieron su vida por Espa'a". The monument, consisting essentially of a pedestal on a raised base, topped by an obelisk and enriched with statues, friezes and bas-reliefs, while bearing some interesting elements, on the whole does not strike much (it has rather a symbolic value, even for the eternal flame, gas-powered, burning under the urn). However, the point where it is located is not bad: along the paseo del Prado, just past plaza Canovas del Castillo (where is the fountain of Neptune) on the right opens a delightful semi-circular square (Loyalty Square), on which the neoclassical facade of the palace Madrid Stock Exchange; almost the entire square is occupied by a garden, in the center of which is the monument to the fallen. Walking through the prado paseo, which is already a garden itself, it is no coincidence that the greenery and trees that you see on the dx are not part of the paseo but represent a garden in its own right, but the monument is clearly visible.
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  • This Monument to the Fallen for Spain, colloquially known as the 'Obelisk' is the Madrid equivalent to the tomb of the unknown soldier. Originally intended to honour those who died in the Mayo uprising during the French occupation, it was re-dedicated to all fallen soldier of Spain, except for the aforementioned uprising. Like many such monuments, this also has an eternal flame. A worthy tribute to all of Spain's fallen.
  • Incredible zone. One of the gorgeous Madrid has. Please don't lose the opportunity to discover this place and the neighborhood.
  • It's an Obelisk Monument to the Heroes of the Second of May. It has fence around it and appears not to have had Landscaping performed in a while. A flame fuelled by gas has been constantly burning on the front of the monument. This parallels other war memorials around the world of national symbolic importance, frequently known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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  • Just have a walk around if you visit Naval Museum or Prado Museum....
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