"Madrid's Symbol" Madrid Things to Do Tip by barbskie

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A prime meeting point here, is one of the symbols of Madrid. A bronze sculpture of a bear climbing a strawberry tree(El Oso y Madrono). It is situated at the Puerta del Sol Square. According to writings, it weighs 20 tons (i haven't lifted it though ;) I thought why tree, my strawberries in the garden are different. Well, according to the writings again, it's fruit is red and looks like strawberries but sweeter.

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  • Written Jul 18, 2007
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