18 August, 2008

Hotel Florida - Madrid Postcard

The postcard shows the Hotel Florida, Madrid. The information I was able to find was in Spanish so I have to use an online translation. Hotel Florida was designed and built in 1924 in the Plaza de Callao by the architect Antonio Palacios.

Hotel Florida Postcard

The hotel achieved fame during the Civil War, when it became a residence of correspondents, writers and intellectuals foreigners stationed in Madrid. Later, the hotel became the accommodation in Madrid of Ernest Hemingway. The building was demolished in 1964 and built on its site was a department store.


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