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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sol in Madrid, Spain

Hotel Florida

Hotel Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2022
1. Hotel Florida Marker
En este lugar estuvo el Hotel Florida (1924-1964)
Edificio de Antonio Palacios
Lugar de encuentro des scritores, artistas y corresponsales de todo el mundo

Here at this site was located the Hotel Florida (1924-64), designed by Antonio Palacios and meeting place for writers, artists and correspondents from all over the world.

Erected 2019 by Ayuntamiento de Madrid.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the City of Madrid - "Yellow Diamond" series list.
Location. 40° 25.193′ N, 3° 42.332′ W. Marker is in Madrid. It is in Sol. Marker is on Plaza del Callao, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madrid 28013, Spain. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Asociación Española de Cooperación Europea (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza de la Luna (Plaza of the Moon) (about 150 meters away); María de Austria / Maria of Austria (about 180 meters away);
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Francisco de Quevedo (about 180 meters away); Ramón de Mesonero Romanos (about 210 meters away); Real Academia Española / Royal Spanish Academy (about 210 meters away); "Jacometrezo" (about 240 meters away); Ratón Pérez (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madrid.
More about this marker. The marker is on the east side of the plaza and is visible from the Gran Via.
Also see . . .  Hotel Florida (Memoria de Madrid, in Spanish).
Excerpt (in translation): "The architect Antonio Palacios designed and built the Hotel Florida in Plaza de Callao, on a semi-corner of the Gran Vía. It was inaugurated in 1924, it had 200 rooms, all with bathrooms, and its entire façade was made of marble. Intellectuals, journalists and novelists of international fame were part of the 'life' of the Hotel Florida. Especially during the 1930s, during the Spanish Civil War, when it became a residence and meeting point for foreign correspondents and writers. Through Florida passed, among many others, the American journalist Ernest Hemingway; the French novelist, adventurer, and politician André Malraux; fellow American writer John Doss Passos; the couple formed by the correspondents Robert Capa and Gerda Taro,
Hotel Florida Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2022
2. Hotel Florida Marker - wide view
and the pilot and writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry. Some of them included Florida as one more character in their works. It also housed great writers and poets such as Pablo Neruda and Rafael Alberti."
(Submitted on May 11, 2022.) 
<i>Hotel Florida - Madrid</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1928
3. Hotel Florida - Madrid
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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