Image Gallery /Cathedral de Almudena and the wall
Resolution 5184 x 3456
Album Madrid and Seville, Spring 2015
Tags Architecture, Holy Places
Speed 1/250
Aperture 483328/65536
Date 13 Apr 2015, 5:32 p.m.

The slogan of Madrid is "We are built over water, with walls of fire".

The story goes that Madrid, like many cities around the world, was built over a river, and back when the Muslims were living here, they were smart enough to erect a wall around the city. They made use of local materials, including flint in the construction, which sparked with fire when enemies would attack it with mettalic weapons. Back then, it would have appeared to be magic.

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