Almudena Cathedral is Madrid’s first Cathedral when the capital moved from Toledo.


The Almudena Cathedral was built on the site of #Madrid’s first mosque. #Spain #Travel #latergram

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On my way to the Catedral de Nuestra Senior de la Almudena (what a mouthful!), I saw the same group of Chinese migrant workers next to a beautiful European building. They resettled to sell their fans on the street. I walked over and bought a red and orange fan for 2 Euros. Their faces lightened up when we spoke in Mandarin. It seems like the familiarity made a small difference in their daily struggle. It was a little piece of home.

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