Plaza de la Puerta Cerrada

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A Central Belle Époque Square with Irish and English Flair

In this sqaure are many Belle Époque bars and cafes, including another one selling the fabled madroño liquor.

Many of these places display the wonderful Belle Époque tile paintings that adorn so many bars, cafes and taverns from 100 years ago.

You will also notice a pronounced Irish and English flavor. This harkens back to many historical and cultural connections with both Ireland and the British Isles.

But the most important link may well be when Duke Wellington aided the Spanish during their revolt in 1808 against French occupation. By 1813, unable to hold Iberia, the French retreated over the Pyrenees and Spain regained her independence.

At A Glance

Plaza de la Puerta Cerrada, Madrid, Spain

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