Salvador Dalí square, Madrid
Yesterday, when I arrived in Madrid in the afternoon, I restricted myself to attending the Rock and Roll Marathon in Retiro Park. I started today with a walk around Salvador Dali square (Plaza de Dali on map), located a block away from my place of residence.
This is the only urban planning work of the great Catalan, thanks to the initiative of the mayor of Madrid Enrique Tierno Galván, the first post-Franco mayor of Madrid, who made a great contribution to the improvement and cultural development of the city. At the opening of the square on June 17, 1986, Dali's telegram was read out, in which He dedicated his creation to the memory of Galvan, who passed away six months before the project was completed.The center of the composition is the "dolmen of Dali", symbolizing the evolution of mankind,
And the figure in front of the Dolmen, called "Newton's Dedication," shows the significance of science in this very evolution. And of course, the gala Is not forgotten, the main source of inspiration for the artist - her name is immortalized in the form of a large Golden letter on the pedestal.
The square faces Alcala Avenue next to the huge El Corte Ingles department store, and the Goya metro station is located here.