"The secret of this bear!" Top 5 Page for this destination Spain Local Custom Tip by dr.firas

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  Madrid
by dr.firas
 
 

One of the stories of the relation between Madrid and this bear is that one of Madrid old names were Ursa *bear in Latin*
due to the large number of these animals to be found in the surrounding mountains and which, along with madrona tree has been the symbol of the city since medieval times.

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2004
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