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Spain   March 2000
Madrid     with day trips to Bilbao     Segovia     Toledo


These leaning towers of Madrid are called Puerta de Europa. Built in 1996 and designed by
Philip Johnson and John Burgee, they are said to be the world's first leaning high-rise buildings.
 
Above right, across the plaza, the monument to José Calvo Sotelo (1893-1936), whose death was among the causes of the Spanish Civil War.
Atocha Station
 
The street view from our hotel, which was near the opera house.
 
The Royal Palace (below,left); memorial to Philip IV (1605-1665), patron of Velázquez
 

posted 4-15-18