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Madrid Travel Video, DVD, Sightseeing, Culture, People

  1. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : VSTA1725

    Madrid - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Madrid is Europe's most elevated metropolis, a royal capital of history, outstanding buildings and cultural treasures. Most of Madrid's royal palaces are in Madrid, the capital of Madrid since the 17th century. Including the Palacio Real that even today serves as a royal castle. The colossal building of grey granite and limestone owes its impressive appearance to its length of five hundred metres and strategic elevated location. On the southern side of the castle is Madrid's most recent cathedral, La Almudena. It boasts a combination of styles between New Gothic and Classical and was two hundred years in construction. Madrid also has a boulevard that has transformed it into a major metropolis, the Gran Via, that compares in both flair and dimensions with the exquisite streets of Paris and New York, with splendid noble buildings along with the contemporary. What the Gran Via a hundred years ago the Paseo De La Castellana achieved comparable renown at the end of the last millennium: a replica of Manhattan, the Zona Azca. A modern city district with spectacular skyscrapers and spacious streets where chrome, glass and concrete dominate the futuristic skyline. The royal splendour of former times has managed to successfully combine with the contemporary, and today Madrid is no less flamboyant - a city of historic joie de vivre!
  2. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : WDST1726

    Madrid - Travel Video.
    DVD. World Destinations. 27 Minutes. Madrid offers a fascinating blend of history and culture, with major metropolis flair and excitement.
  3. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL1728

    El Escorial (Real Monasterio De San Lorenzo De El Escorial) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Around fifty kilometres northwest of Madrid, the austere yet opulent residence of El Escorial extends up the southern slope of the Sierra De Guadarrama. It was built during the rule of King Phillip II after his father Karl V ordered him to build a magnificent church in which he would eventually be buried. The Escorial was to be a pantheon for the Spanish aristocracy and also served as the country's new centre of authority. In rooms such as the Pudridero the significance of El Escorial as a burial place is evident. King Phillip II required that the exterior of the building should be plain and simple in contrast to the interior with its unusual works of art and priceless treasures. The impressive art museum contains an exclusive collection by important artist such as Titian, Tintoretto, Rubens, Van Dyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Vel?zquez and El Greco. In the royal pantheon, the Pante?n De Reyes, lie the coffins of eleven Spanish monarchs. The splendid marble coffins with their golden inscriptions add both dignity and elegance to this burial place. Philipp II was not only a larger-than-life tyrant, he was also an educated man who supported science and the arts. El Escorial was his most significant bequest to Madrid.
  4. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL1729

    Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real De Madrid) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The charming older part of Madrid is dominated by numerous monumental and magnificent buildings including, most notably, the wonderful Palacio Real. A harmonious and elegantly designed facade opens onto the Plaza De Oriente. This was formerly the location of numerous buildings: originally, the Moors built an Alcazar here;in the course of time, it was transformed into the main palace of the Hapsburg royal family that once reigned over the country. The magnificent halls of the palace are breathtaking. The hall in the Comedor De Gala contains the most beautiful, grandiose chandeliers and precious paintings by the Bohemian, Anton Raphael Mengs and ceiling frescos by Gianbattista Tiepolo decorate several of the rooms. Even though the royal family no longer resides in the palace, it is still a much-prized historic jewel in the Spanish crown.
  5. $19.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : RICK1730

    Rick Steves' Travel the World: Spain, Madrid & Toledo ~ Travel Video.
    VHS. Rick discovers El Greco's home town, jousts with windmills in La Mancha, does the tapa tango in Madrid, marvels at the treasures of the Prado Museum. Unwinding in the Pueblos Blancos of Andalusia, he claps to flamenco in Seville and enjoys both the sherry and equestrian art of Jerez. Study the masters El Greco, Velasquez, and Goya at the Prado. Learn the ancient Moorish city Toledo's turbulent history. Travel to Andalusia's whitewashed villages and winding streets. 51 minutes
  6. $19.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : SUPR1731

    Super Cities: Madrid - Travel Video.
    VHS. Madrid beckons one and all with her diverse attractions. For lovers of art there is the Madrid of El Greco, Goya and Velazquez, of Lope de Vega and Cervantes. For those who love excitement there is the Puerta del Sol, the hub of the city's social life. For lovers of shopping, uncover hidden treasures at the Ribera day Curtidores. 30 minutes.
  7. $29.95 DVD Regions 1 & 2

    Item Code : GLOB20821

    Madrid -  Travel Video.
    DVD. Globe Trekker. 60 Minutes. Located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain with a population of over 3 million. Known for its great cultural and artistic heritage, Madrid also boasts a thriving nightlife, including a multitude of restaurants, tapas bars and live music venues. Globe Trekker Adele Ucar begins her 7-day journey in Madrid marveling at Madrid-Barajas Airport’s newly built terminal 4 before making her way to the city center. Day two finds her touring Madrid’s old city by bicycle, visiting the Royal Palace, Madrid’s newest art space the Matadero and the El Prado museum. Her visit to Madrid takes her on two separate day trips out of the city, the first to Segovia, where she feasts on roast suckling pig and visits the Roman aqueduct. Adele’s second day trip is to Toledo where she visits the famous Gothic Cathedral and visits a sword maker in his factory. Back in Madrid, she visits El Rastro, the city’s famous flea market, attends a bullfight at Las Ventas Stadium and enjoys a meal from one of Spain’s most celebrated chefs, Paco Roncero, before ending her journey at Madrid’s gay pride parade.
  8. $99.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : TERA21917

    MADRID SPAIN - Travel Video.
    DVD. Planet Terra. 5 Minutes. ROYALTY FREE five (5) minute films set to music (cleared) on 365 destinations around the world. A total of 1,825 minutes of royalty-free filler available. Each episode gives the viewer an overview of the major sites each destination has to offer in stunning consistent photography and sound track. Rights include perpetual public performance and the right to add your own narration. Rights are limited to a single website, vessel (Plane, Train, Bus, Ship), and facility (office, transportation facility, school, jail, etc) and may be shown over a closed circuit internal network within the facility or vessel.Rights do not include the editing or alteration other than the addition of narration, nor the resale of these episodes. Additional rights or fleet pricing is also available.Each film is delivered via download, dvd, or email in uncompressed H.264 .mov format for maximum quality that can easily be converted to Flash or any other desired format. For multiple episodes, they can also be delivered on a hard drive or tape.