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Hidden Madrid: Madrid's Oddities and Curiosities

Author: Besas, Peter Set In . . .
 Europe, Spain, Madrid
Genre: Non-Fiction
Time Frame: 2000s
Published: 2007
Description: An offbeat guide to the capital for those with a little free time and an interest in discovering Madrid's oddities. - Where in town can you but homemade pastries from cloistered nuns? -How did King Filipe II plan to turn Madrid into a seaport? -What deep, dark secret did Dr. Velasco hide in what is now the Anthropological Museum? -Where in Madrid would one find a statue dedicated to the fallen angel Lucifer? What happened when a run-away bull fighting bull rampaged through the Gran Via? Why are people from Madrid called "gatos" (cats)? What tips should you follow when attending your first bullfight? Where can you still find vestiges of the Franco era dictatorship? Contains over 150 photos and detailed maps.
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