This article appeared in the Sunday edition of the Deccan Herald (20th December). Since, they have not used my pictures, I am presenting a photo essay that accompanies the article.
Hapsburg Madrid is the name given to the specific area of Madrid that was built during the reign of the Habsburg dynasty (1516-1700) and is also known in Spain as Casa de Austria. Almudena Cathedral (Cathedral de Nuestra Señora de la Almudena) — a Catholic church, is located right next to the Royal Palace (Palacio Real). It is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid. It is quite different from other churches and cathedrals in Europe as it has a mix of architectural styles, from Neo-Gothic to Neo-Romanesque to modern
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