Monumentalia is probably the definitive site if you’re looking for information on Madrid’s buildings, bridges and parks – in fact, the website covers pretty much the whole of Spain. It is ideal for student, traveller and Madrid inhabitant alike. They have a huge selection of images, in both jpeg or video format, and each image is accompanied with a very good commentary about the ‘monument’ you are looking at.
I must admit to using Monumentalia on a number of occasions to clarify some of the facts on Mad About Madrid. In order to view the site in its entirety, you will need to register first (it is FREE). Its only real drawback is that it is entirely in Spanish, though most English speakers should be able to muddle their way through registration and searching the database!
Here are some interesting suggestions:
- Plaza de la Villa
- Convento de las Descalzas Reales
- Casa de las Siete Chimeneas
- Templo de San Francisco El Grande
These 4 buildings are actually situated on ‘corners’ of the Plaza de Cibeles: