Many pedestrian streets in Madrid are covered with sun shades. These well-designed shades help cool down the hot temperature in the summer. I posted two other photos for theStreet Shades in Madrid back in June, which was much more colorful.
Through massive urban-improvement projects, Madrid has developed beautiful pedestrianized streets and parks. The city also provides wonderful commuter and Metro lines.
By 1561 Spain ruled the world’s most powerful empire, and King Philip II moved his capital Toledo to Madrid. It then was transformed into a European capital.