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Gran Vía is the most representative street of Madrid, a popular meeting place and the cultural and tourist center of the Spanish capital. He is next to her, among others characteristic Metrópolis building, one of the city's symbols. In addition, you'll find the Grassy building with a jewelry store and watch museum, Loewe - a luxury clothing store, the trendy Bar Chicote, the Oratory Caballero de Gracia and the building Telefónica - the first skyscraper in Europe and the first truly modern building in the history of Spain.
Work on the construction of Gran Via began in 1910 and lasted 21 years. It was to connect the rich neighborhoods of Salamanca and Argüelles, and relieve the Puerta del Sol square a little. It also undoubtedly added a modern look to the city. Gran Via consists of three parts, each of which on its inauguration day received its name.