Malasaña: home to amazing streetart, cradle of La Movida, the barrio where two centuries ago few but valiant Spanish soldiers eyeballed the French interlopers. It took years but the French blinked
(For the history behind Dos de Mayo, go to
“Second of May: The Madrileños, Napoleon Bonaparte & Guerilla Warfare”)
It’s been 210 years but the places of Madrid heroism are still there, very much alive and thriving.
See them as they are today!
>Featured image/r2hox, CC BY-SA2.0
>Principe Pio/Diego Fernandez, CC BY-ND2.0
>Puerta del Sol/Tomas Fano, CC BY-SA2.0
>Royal Palace/Jan SOLO, CC BY-SA2.0
>Bando monument/Zarateman, PD
>Monument to Liberty/Zarateman, PD
>Plaza Dos de Mayo (people)/PromoMadrid/Max Alexander CC BY-SA2.0
>Puerta de Toledo/manuel m.v., CC BY2.0
>Monument to Daoiz and Velarde/Matiaest, PD
>Obelisk/Ruben Vique, CC BY2.0
>Moncloa/losminimos, CC BY-SA2.0