|The Torre Espacio, or Space Tower, has to be one of the top ten most incredible building designs to be seen in Madrid, its amazing curves and tangents starting at the base as a square, changing shape various times resulting in every floor being unique and culminating in the final shape of an eye at the top, the Torre Espacio was the first of the four towers to be built in the Cuatro Torres Business area (CBTA) of Madrid which is situated on the Paseo de La Castellana, considered the most important avenue in Madrid. The tower measures 236 meters, offering 60,000 square meters of rentable space, having 52 floors, 43 office floors, 2 corporatefloors at the top of the tower, 3 floors of commercial space at the base of the building, and 6 levels of underground parking. The building is owned by Grupo Villar Mir, a Spanish family-owned industrial group.
||The Crystal Tower or (Torre de Cristal), Spanish for Tower of Glass, is one of the finest skyscrapers in Madrid, situated in the Cuatro Torres Business (CTBA) Area of Madrid, the tower was designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, head of the international office Pelli Clarke Pelli and ranks as the second tallest building in Madrid and in Spain, the tower measuring 249.5 meters with 52 floors was completed at the end of 2008 and was considered the tallest building until it was just beaten by the Caja Madrid Tower, which took up the mantel on its completion in 2009 with a height of 250 meters. Cesar Pelli is also responsible for the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, built in 1997.
||The Royal Palace of Madrid or Palacio Real as it is known in Spanish is the official residence of Juan Carlos, the King of Spain. The Palace is used by the king for celebrations and ceremonies but he and the royal family don’t live there, the Place is owned by the Spanish state.
The palace is just 800 km (874 yds.), around 10 minutes’ walk from the Plaza Mayor and therefore very central and easily accessible, it is located right next to the Almudena Cathedral. The nearest metro station is Opera which is only about two minutes travel on foot.
The palace is lavishly decorated thought and is full with exquisite furnishings, rock crystal chandeliers,embroidered velvet hangings as well as frescos and art which include paintings by Velazquez and Goya as well as the Italian Caravaggio. The palace also houses Stradivarius violins.