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200th Anniversary of the revolt in Madrid 1st, 2nd & 3rd of May 2008

1st of May outside The Prado Museum


6 Goyas are mounted on flatbed trailers and paraded around Madrid

The Goya exhibition entrance and statue at the Prado Museum


Obelisk de Dos de Mayo  Plaza de Lealtad


The Puerta de Alcala Plaza de la Independecia


Pillars showing damage from December 1808


Monument Al Pueblo Del Do de Mayo Jardines del General Fanjul

Sculptor Sergoviano Aniceto Marinas (1866-1953)

Cementerio de la Florida

East of the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida is the cemetery where 43 rebels executed by Napoleon’s troops are buried. They were killed on the nearby Montaña del Príncipe Pío in the predawn of 3 May 1808, after the Dos de Mayo uprising. The event was immortalised by Goya in El dos de mayo and El tres de mayo, which hang in the Museo del Prado.

The forlorn cemetery, established in 1796, is often closed.


Plaza Duque De Pastrana


 The Palacio Real


The Plaza Del Dos De Mayo




The Puerta del Sol


The plaque commemorating the Dos de Mayo 



Some of the Landmarks around Puerta del Sol

The Plaza Mayor 2nd of May


The crowds in the Square

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