A report on SevilleMadrid and Buenos Aires

Treasure of El Carambolo, belonging to the ancient Tartessian sanctuary located 3 kilometers west of Seville.
A section of the Muslim Walls of Madrid. For a list of all the walls, see: Walls of Madrid.
Our Lady of Buen Aire in front of the National Migration Department
Section of Caños de Carmona
View of Madrid from the west, facing the Puerta de la Vega. Drawing by Anton van den Wyngaerde, 1562
Juan de Garay founding Buenos Aires in 1580. The initial settlement, founded by Pedro de Mendoza, had been abandoned since 1542.
Alcázar of Seville
Baths in the Manzanares in the place of Molino Quemado (detail), by Félix Castello (c. 1634–1637)
Aldus verthoont hem de stadt Buenos Ayrros geleegen in Rio de la Plata, painting by a Dutch sailor who anchored at the port around 1628.
Casa de Pilatos
View of Calle de Alcalá in 1750 by Antonio Joli
Emeric Essex Vidal, General view of Buenos Ayres from the Plaza de Toros, 1820. In this area now lies the Plaza San Martín.
Seville in the late 16th century
The Second of May 1808 by Francisco de Goya
Impression of the Buenos Aires Cathedral by Carlos Pellegrini, 1829.
Anonymous painting illustrating the effects of the 1649 plague
1861 map of the Ensanche de Madrid
View of the Avenida de Mayo in 1915
1747 parade organised by the workers of the Royal Tobacco Factory
People seeking refuge in the metro during the unsuccessful Francoist bombings (1936–1937) over Madrid during the Spanish Civil War
Construction of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires on the 9 de Julio Avenue, 1936.
The Torre del Oro and the harbor in the second half of the 19th century
Woman in Moratalaz by 1974
9 de Julio Avenue, 1986.
Poster for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.
2011 Anti-austerity protests in the Puerta del Sol
Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies, foreign subsidiaries, and diplomatic offices. It is located in the Retiro and San Nicolás neighborhoods.
General Varela rallying military and civilians in Seville (September 1936)
Madrid as seen by the Sentinel-2 satellite in October 2020
Satellite view of the Greater Buenos Aires area, and the Río de la Plata.
European Union pavilion of the 1992 Universal Exposition as it was at the time.
Viaje de Amaniel
Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
Satellite imagery of Seville (Sentinel-2, Copernicus Programme, European Space Agency)
Municipal police agents from the 2018 promotion
Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Plaza San Martin. Thunderstorms are usual during the summer.
Skyline of Seville from the top of the Giralda
Plaza Mayor, built in the 16th century
The Buenos Aires City Hall in the right corner of the entrance to the Avenida de Mayo
Plenary meeting of the municipal council in the Seville's city hall, seat of Ayuntamiento.
Royal Palace of Madrid built in the 18th century.
Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires City
The Círculo de Bellas Artes
The Immigrants' Hotel, constructed in 1906, received and assisted the thousands of immigrants arriving to the city. The hotel is now a National Museum.
La Giralda, originally built by the Almohads as a minaret to the Great Mosque of Seville, is now the bell tower of the cathedral.
The Edificio España.
Villa 31, a villa miseria in Buenos Aires
The Torre del Oro is another example of Almohad architecture in the city.
Retiro Park
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in the city.
Museum of Fine Arts of Seville
The Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple dismantled and rebuilt in the Parque del Oeste.
The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the main stock exchange and financial center of Argentina.
Museum of Arts and Traditions
Casa de Campo park
Headquarters of the National Bank of Argentina, the national bank and the largest in the country's banking sector.
Parque de María Luisa
The Campo del Moro gardens near the Royal Palace
Buenos Aires Bus, the city's tourist bus service. The official estimate is that the bus carries between 700 and 800 passengers per day, and has carried half a million passengers since its opening.
Teatro Lope de Vega
The Manzanares flowing through the Monte de El Pardo.
Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina in the neighborhood of Palermo
Guiding cross of the cofradía of La Macarena as it passes through the Street of Fray Luis Sotelo.
Mount of El Pardo and Soto de Viñuelas inside the city of Madrid
The Centro Cultural Kirchner (Kirchner Cultural Center), located at the former Central Post Office, is the largest of Latin America.
Casetas in the 2012 Feria de Abril
Parque de El Capricho completed in 1815
Homage to Buenos Aires, a mural located at the Carlos Gardel station of the Buenos Aires Underground. It represents a typical scene from the city and several of its icons, such as singer Carlos Gardel, the Obelisco, the port, tango dancing and the Abasto market.
Hailing from Seville, Triana is considered as the benchmark of flamenco rock and as the founding fathers of rock andaluz.
The Madrid Stock Exchange
Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art.
Flamenco costume during Seville Fair
Cuatro Torres Business Area
MALBA
Andalusian Gazpacho
New housing in the Ensanche de Vallecas
The interior of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a celebrated bookstore located in the barrio of Recoleta.
Avenida de la Constitución
Mercamadrid facilities in South-Eastern Madrid
Tango dancers during the World tango dance tournament.
Sevilla Tower on the Isla de La Cartuja, designed by the architect César Pelli
Fitur fair in Ifema
The Buenos Aires Philharmonic.
Heineken brewery in Seville
Building works of Caleido in August 2018
Gaumont Cinema opened in 1912.
MetroCentro
Madrid de los Austrias. It is the part of Madrid with the most buildings of the Habsburg-period.
A screening at Parque Centenario, as part of the 2011 edition of BAFICI
Sevici Bicycle station
Set of La 1's newscast services, Telediario.
A fashion show at the Planetarium in 2013, as part of BAFWEEK.
Landing on the San Pablo Airport
The Prado Museum
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical center. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts and modernist architecture.
La Cartuja Stadium
Las Meninas, by Diego de Velázquez, 1656 (Prado Museum)
Teatro Colón.
The Lady of Elche, an iconic item exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum
Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, a public high school in Buenos Aires, and it is one of the most prestigious in Argentina and Latin America.
Facsimile of the Madrid Codex exhibited at the Museum of the Americas
University of Buenos Aires' Law School in Recoleta
Chalcography for an edition of Francisco de Quevedo's El Parnaso Español (1648)
July 9 Avenue
Portrait of Benito Pérez Galdós, by Joaquín Sorolla, 1894
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Interior of the National Library of Spain
A Mitre Line Trenes Argentinos train in Retiro railway station
Nightlife in the Centro District
Map of the Greater Buenos Aires Commuter Rail Network
The Teatro Real
EcoBici.
Festivities of San Isidro Labrador in the pradera, 2007.
200 Series rolling stock at San José de Flores station, Buenos Aires Underground.
High heels race in WorldPride Madrid 2017
Buenos Aires Underground map
People in costumes during the proclamation (pregón) of the 2013 Carnival
Metrobus, Paseo del Bajo.
The Las Ventas bullring
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Buenos Aires to Uruguay
The Madrid Derby at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Campo Argentino de Polo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championship, the most important global event of this discipline
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final at the Palacio de Deportes
La Bombonera during a night game of Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors v. Colo Colo.
2009 Madrid Open Women's Final at the Caja Mágica
Luna Park
The rectorate of the Complutense University of Madrid
School of Mines, Technical University of Madrid
Students of the IE Business School
The M-607 meets the M-30 north of the municipality.
The network of high capacity roads in Spain features its most important node in Madrid.
M-30 tunnel parallel to the Manzanares
AVE rolling stock at the Madrid Atocha station
Interior of the terminal 4 (T4) of the Madrid–Barajas Airport.

A sanctuary to the Virgin of Buen Ayre would be later erected in Seville.

- Buenos Aires

Due to its history as a left-wing stronghold, the right-wing victors toyed with the possibility of moving the capital elsewhere (most notably to Seville), such plans were never implemented.

- Madrid

Seville has one ring road, the SE-30, which connects with the dual carriageway of the south, the A-4, that directly communicates the city with Cádiz, Cordoba and Madrid.

- Seville

🇦🇷 Buenos Aires (Argentina), 1976.

- Seville

Buenos Aires architecture is characterized by its eclectic nature, with elements resembling Paris and Madrid.

- Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

- Madrid

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Cádiz

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City and port in southwestern Spain.

City and port in southwestern Spain.

Satellite view of the Bay of Cádiz
Phoenician anthropoid sarcophagi (400-470 BC) found in Cádiz, thought to have been imported from the Phoenician homeland around Sidon (now in the Museum of Cádiz)
Votive statues of Melqart-Hercules from the Islote de Sancti Petri
The Bay of Cádiz in antiquity featuring a notably different coastline.
Defense of Cádiz against the English, by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1634 (Prado Museum, Madrid)
Proclamation of the 1812 Constitution of Cádiz.
City skyline
View of Cadiz, with Catedral de Cádiz, from Mirador El Vendaval
San Francisco church
Plaza de San Antonio and church
Cádiz Cathedral
View of the Plaza de San Juan de Dios, featuring the façade of the Old Town Hall.
Monument to the Constitution of 1812
Admiral's House
Plaza de las Tortugas
La Pepa Bridge at night
View of the cathedral from Playa de la Santamaría
Tortillita de camarones
Poster advertising the 1926 Carnival of Cádiz
View of the Port of Cádiz
Palacio de Congresos (Old tobacco factory)
Pylons of Cádiz
Roman theatre
Las puertas de tierra
Arco de la Rosa
Inside view of Castillo de Santa Catalina

In the 18th century, the sand bars of the Guadalquivir forced the Spanish government to transfer its American trade from Seville to Cádiz, which now commanded better access to the Atlantic.

Young Gaditanos, those between 18 and 30 years of age, have been migrating to other places in Spain (Madrid and Castellón, chiefly), as well as to other places in Europe and the Americas.

🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, Argentina (1975)

Havana

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Capital and largest city of Cuba.

Capital and largest city of Cuba.

A panoramic view of Havana, Cuba from atop the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña.
Coat of arms of La Habana
French pirate Jacques de Sores looting and burning Havana in 1555
Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, governor of Cuba who moved Havana's location in 1514
Detail of the plan of the city, port and castles of San Christobal de La Habana-1776
Havana Cathedral, 1748–1777
Raising the Cuban flag on the Governor General's Palace at noon on May 20, 1902.
Havana aerial view circa 1920
Fidel Castro and his men in the Sierra Maestra, ca. 1957
Hill of the Castillo del Principe
Comite Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party).
Havana detailed Districts Map (2022-01)
Havana Cathedral view from side street. ca. 1880s
Royal Shipyard of Havana, crop from B. May Y Ca. map, 1853
Plan and explanation of the Royal Shipyard of Havana on the island of Cuba and its surroundings (Library of Congress, date and author unknown)
Frédéric Mialhe_Álbum pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba. Showing Alameda de Paula [1] with the Hospital and Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula. 1840. It was given the name Alameda de Paula because of its proximity to the old Hospital and Iglesia of San Francisco de Paula.
Alameda de Paula during 1940s renovation
Paseo de Tacón_Avenida Carlos III, La Habana, 1952
View of the entrance to the Tacon promenade (Havana)
Quinta de los Molinos
Residence of the Captains General in Quinta de los Molinos in the decades of 1850–1870, Havana, Cuba.
Map Quinta de los Molinos, 1841
El Malecon
El Malecon in 1925
Malecon before construction, ca 1900.
The Colón Cemetery concept-design diagram.
The Colón Cemetery, Havana NE Corner (Calle 18 and Calle N Calzada Zapata and San Antonio Chiquito and Calle 29. May 7, 1949
The Colón cemetery's main gate before 1901
Paseo del Prado
Forestier's master plan for Havana of 1924
Barrio Chino in Centro Habana
Castle of the Real Fuerza, 1577
Plaza del Vapor, Havana of 1835
Iglesia del Espíritu Santo, Havana, Cuba
Plan of Iglesia del Espíritu Santo, Havana, Cuba
Iglesia del Espíritu Santo_roof construction looking towards the front.
Iglesia y hospital San Francisco de Paula
Church San Francisco de Paula, Havana, Cuba
Palacio de Villalba
Palacio de la Marquesa de Villalba, floor plan
1853 Map of Havana shows urban condition of the wall before demolition
Palace stair
Palacio de Aldama, south east corner. Havana, Cuba.
Royal Palm Hotel (Havana), entrance. ca. 1930
Edificio Bacardí
Bacardi Building, Ground Floor Plan
Bacardi Building, first floor
Lobby terrazzo floor
Hotel Habana Libre situado en la esquina más céntrica del Vedado
Fulgencio Batista with an architectural model of the Habana Hilton, c. 1956
Building characteristics advertisement. ca 1948
Edificio Radiocentro CMQ. Television studios entrance on Calle M.
Radiocentro CMQ Building floor plan showing Cinerama
[[:File:How Cinerama is projected.gif]] theater, domino frame structure office building and radio and television studios.
Cinerama using three projectors and curved screen.
Aerial view he FOCSA Building seen from the west showing the floating corridors, circa 1958.
FOCSA Building Typical Floor Plan
prefabricated panels
Antonio Quintana Simonetti Edificio del Seguro Médico, Havana, 1958
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Federico Beltran Masses in 1914
Painting done in 1929 for the artist's London exhibition, oil on canvas
Víctor Manuel García Valdés, ca. 1940
Victor-manuel-garcia rio-san-juan-matanzas, ca. 1940
Wifredo lam in his studio, 1964
Ballet Nacional de Cuba performing at the Great Theatre
Alicia Alonso and Reyes Fernández in Giselle
Radiocentro CMQ Building, Havana
La-tremenda-corte-programa-radio. Radiocentro CMQ. Live radio tramsmission of La Tremenda Corte in one of the Radio CMQ Studio. From left to right: Erdwin Fernández, Mimí Cal, Adolfo Otero, Miguel Ángel Herrera, Aníbal de Mar y Leopoldo Fernández.
Sight-seeing busses at the Parque Central
Lonja del Comercio building
Interior of the Central Railway Station
Havana tramway
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Havana
Alicia Alonso
José Raúl Capablanca
Alejo Carpentier
Celia Cruz
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
El Caballero de Paris
Carlos Finlay
Wifredo Lam
Ernesto Lecuona
José Lezama Lima
Dulce María Loynaz
José Martí
Rita Montaner
Benny Moré
Antonio Quintana, Architect
Mario Romañach, Architect
Cirilo Villaverde
Capitolio floor plan. Havana, Cuba. 2-Entrance Portico, 3-Rotunda, 4-Apse, 5-Salon de Marti, 6-Library, 7-Committee room, 8-Stair of Honor, 9-Patio-garden, 10-Salon (pasos perdidos), 12-Secretary, 14-Senate, 15-Cámara, 16-Gallery.
Main gate Cementerio de Colón
Palacio de la Marquesa de Villalba, Havana
Satellite view of Havana in October 2005

Such attacks convinced the Spanish Crown to fund the construction of the first fortresses in the main cities – not only to counteract the pirates and corsairs, but also to exert more control over commerce with the West Indies, and to limit the extensive contrabando (black market) that had arisen due to the trade restrictions imposed by the Casa de Contratación of Seville (the crown-controlled trading house that held a monopoly on New World trade).

The Colón Cemetery is one of the most important cemeteries in the world and is generally held to be one of the most important in Latin America in historical and architectural terms, second only to La Recoleta in Buenos Aires.

Lining the boulevard are important buildings such as the Gran Teatro de La Habana, hotels (including the Hotel Sevilla), cinemas such as the Fausto, theaters, and mansions imitating styles from Madrid, París and Vienna.