History UsefulNotes / Madrid

3rd Mar '18 8:11:17 PM nombretomado
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* Anything set during the SpanishCivilWar as well as during TheForties and TheFifties ''will'' be a CrapsackWorld. Also TruthInTelevision.

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* Anything set during the SpanishCivilWar UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar as well as during TheForties and TheFifties ''will'' be a CrapsackWorld. Also TruthInTelevision.



* [[Film/TheLastCircus Balada Triste de Trompeta]] by the aforementioned Alex de la Iglesia, a very, very, ''very'' dark and twisted portrayal of the city, and, by extension, Spanish society starting with the last shots of the SpanishCivilWar to the last breath of [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco Franco]] forty years later. Franco, himself, makes a cameo and is [[NiceGuy arguably the nicest character in the film]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards which is saying something]].`

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* [[Film/TheLastCircus Balada Triste de Trompeta]] by the aforementioned Alex de la Iglesia, a very, very, ''very'' dark and twisted portrayal of the city, and, by extension, Spanish society starting with the last shots of the SpanishCivilWar UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar to the last breath of [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco Franco]] forty years later. Franco, himself, makes a cameo and is [[NiceGuy arguably the nicest character in the film]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards which is saying something]].`



The original burgeois colonies. At the end of the 19th Century the upper classes where sickened from the unhealthy and overpopulated old town (read: Centro District) and begged for the king to tear down the city walls and expand the city. The project was conducted upon the orders of the Marquis of Salamanca and gave birth to these three districts. Chamberí and Salamanca are akin to the Upper West and East Side of New York, they are on opposing sides of the Paseo de la Castellana, and they hate each other's guts. Chamberi is populated mostly by old aristocracy, retired diplomats, and [[UpperClassTwit general old money]] that regard the denizens of Salamanca as obnoxious nouveau riches. The Chamberi District was utterly ravished on the SpanishCivilWar and currently holds the Joaquin Sorolla Museum, located on the own painter's old manor, which is a pinnacle of spanish impressionism, as well as many embassies. The Salamanca Borough holds high executives, Media Personalities and Bankers and the USA Embassy, and regard the denizens of Chamberi as a dying chaste who has nothing to say and UpperClassTwit galore. [[NotSoDifferent Both are notably economically affluent and conservative]]. Retiro holds the eponymous park, that used to be the King's private gardens, and is usually the odd man out, politically and otherwise.

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The original burgeois colonies. At the end of the 19th Century the upper classes where sickened from the unhealthy and overpopulated old town (read: Centro District) and begged for the king to tear down the city walls and expand the city. The project was conducted upon the orders of the Marquis of Salamanca and gave birth to these three districts. Chamberí and Salamanca are akin to the Upper West and East Side of New York, they are on opposing sides of the Paseo de la Castellana, and they hate each other's guts. Chamberi is populated mostly by old aristocracy, retired diplomats, and [[UpperClassTwit general old money]] that regard the denizens of Salamanca as obnoxious nouveau riches. The Chamberi District was utterly ravished on the SpanishCivilWar UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar and currently holds the Joaquin Sorolla Museum, located on the own painter's old manor, which is a pinnacle of spanish impressionism, as well as many embassies. The Salamanca Borough holds high executives, Media Personalities and Bankers and the USA Embassy, and regard the denizens of Chamberi as a dying chaste who has nothing to say and UpperClassTwit galore. [[NotSoDifferent Both are notably economically affluent and conservative]]. Retiro holds the eponymous park, that used to be the King's private gardens, and is usually the odd man out, politically and otherwise.
30th Jan '18 4:44:45 PM nombretomado
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This is the old town and where most of the touristic sites can be found. The Royal Palace[[note]]The Royal Family doesn't live there since 1931[[/note]], built upon the former muslim enclave, the Opera right in front of it, the Puerta del Sol[[note]]a square in the center of the city with a UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}-esque statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, symbol of the city and a popular meeting place. It's also very popular for being in the geographical center of the country, and the starting point of most of its radial-like road and highway network (Also known as the "Km. Zero"). One of Madrid's biggest icons[[/note]] nearby and the Golden Triangle of Art[[note]]The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum[[/note]]. The Centro district notably [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame notably holds a large LGBT population]] concentrated around Chueca Metro Station in the Justicia Borough (named after the Tribunal metro station but lacking any actual court[[note]]It's named Tribunal because of the Tribunal de Cuentas, which is, or was, actually more of a government accounting department[[/note]]) that has decentralized a lot during TheNewTens and has expanded over the nearby Universidad borough[[note]]where there isn't any university located[[/note]] which is noted for its hipster and alternative scene and for being the place where the ''Movida Madrileña'' happened[[note]]This has something to do with a certain Pedro Almodovar[[/note]]. Cortes Borough is also informally known as ''Barrio de las Letras'' where the likes of Cervantes used to hang out and is now a well known ''tapas'' & bistro bar stockholder. Palacio Borough holds Plaza de España and is well known for its otaku, heavy-metal, emo and far right skinhead scenes, which are some odd things to put near each other [[note]]If you're curious about it, several comic book, manga, tabletop games and merchandising stores are concentrated in the surroundings of Noviciado down to Desengaño Street and Plaza de España. Strong heavy metal scene is associated with Princesa Street from Plaza de España up to Argüelles in the Moncloa District, Emos used to hang out in the Plaza de España itself, as well as far right skinheads for [[MisplacedNationalism symbolic reasons or something]][[/note]]. Embajadores Borough is well known for high Middle-Eastern immigration, extreme leftism, and so-called alternative arts as well as for [[RunningGag not actually having any embassy within it]].

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This is the old town and where most of the touristic sites can be found. The Royal Palace[[note]]The Royal Family doesn't live there since 1931[[/note]], built upon the former muslim enclave, the Opera right in front of it, the Puerta del Sol[[note]]a square in the center of the city with a UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}-esque statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, symbol of the city and a popular meeting place. It's also very popular for being in the geographical center of the country, and the starting point of most of its radial-like road and highway network (Also known as the "Km. Zero"). One of Madrid's biggest icons[[/note]] nearby and the Golden Triangle of Art[[note]]The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum[[/note]]. The Centro district notably [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame notably holds a large LGBT population]] concentrated around Chueca Metro Station in the Justicia Borough (named after the Tribunal metro station but lacking any actual court[[note]]It's named Tribunal because of the Tribunal de Cuentas, which is, or was, actually more of a government accounting department[[/note]]) that has decentralized a lot during TheNewTens and has expanded over the nearby Universidad borough[[note]]where there isn't any university located[[/note]] which is noted for its hipster and alternative scene and for being the place where the ''Movida Madrileña'' happened[[note]]This has something to do with a certain Pedro Almodovar[[/note]]. Cortes Borough is also informally known as ''Barrio de las Letras'' where the likes of Cervantes used to hang out and is now a well known ''tapas'' & bistro bar stockholder. Palacio Borough holds Plaza de España and is well known for its otaku, heavy-metal, emo and far right skinhead scenes, which are some odd things to put near each other [[note]]If you're curious about it, several comic book, manga, tabletop games and merchandising stores are concentrated in the surroundings of Noviciado down to Desengaño Street and Plaza de España. Strong heavy metal scene is associated with Princesa Street from Plaza de España up to Argüelles in the Moncloa District, Emos used to hang out in the Plaza de España itself, as well as far right skinheads for [[MisplacedNationalism [[UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism symbolic reasons or something]][[/note]]. Embajadores Borough is well known for high Middle-Eastern immigration, extreme leftism, and so-called alternative arts as well as for [[RunningGag not actually having any embassy within it]].
2nd Jul '17 4:42:14 PM jormis29
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* {{Tesis}} by AlejandroAmenabar. Set at UCM Campus as well as Aravaca.

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* {{Tesis}} ''Film/{{Tesis}}'' by AlejandroAmenabar.Creator/AlejandroAmenabar. Set at UCM Campus as well as Aravaca.
2nd Jul '17 11:34:21 AM nombretomado
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As TheOtherWiki reads, Madrid is the third-largest city and metropolitan area of the European Union and also happens to be the capital city of Spain, and the largely discussed center of the Iberian Peninsula, mostly by historical tensions between France-like political centralists and both left-leaning and conservative elites mainly in Barcelona or even Lisbon.

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As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki reads, Madrid is the third-largest city and metropolitan area of the European Union and also happens to be the capital city of Spain, and the largely discussed center of the Iberian Peninsula, mostly by historical tensions between France-like political centralists and both left-leaning and conservative elites mainly in Barcelona or even Lisbon.
22nd Jun '17 3:50:02 PM MrsRatched
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This is the old town and where most of the touristic sites can be found. The Royal Palace[[note]]The Royal Family doesn't live there since 1931[[/note]], built upon the former muslim enclave, the Opera right in front of it, the Puerta del Sol[[note]]a square in the center of the city with a UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}-esque statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, symbol of the city and a popular meeting place. It's also very popular for being in the geographical center of the country, and the starting point of most of its radial-like road and highway network (Also known as the "Km. Zero"). One of Madrid's biggest icons[[/note]] nearby and the Golden Triangle of Art[[note]]The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum[[/note]]. The Centro district notably [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame notably holds a large LGBT population]] concentrated around Chueca Metro Station in the Justicia Borough that has decentralized a lot during TheNewTens and has expanded over the nearby Universidad borough[[note]]where there isn't any university located[[/note]] which is noted for its hipster and alternative scene and for being the place where the ''Movida Madrileña'' happened[[note]]This has something to do with a certain Pedro Almodovar[[/note]]. Cortes Borough is also informally known as ''Barrio de las Letras'' where the likes of Cervantes used to hang out and is now a well known ''tapas'' & bistro bar stockholder. Palacio Borough holds Plaza de España and is well known for its otaku, heavy-metal, emo and far right skinhead scenes, which are some odd things to put near each other [[note]]If you're curious about it, several comic book, manga, tabletop games and merchandising stores are concentrated in the surroundings of Noviciado down to Desengaño Street and Plaza de España. Strong heavy metal scene is associated with Princesa Street from Plaza de España up to Argüelles in the Moncloa District, Emos used to hang out in the Plaza de España itself, as well as far right skinheads for [[MisplacedNationalism symbolic reasons or something]][[/note]]. Embajadores Borough is well known for high Middle-Eastern immigration, extreme leftism, and so-called alternative arts as well as for [[RunningGag not actually having any embassy within it]].

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This is the old town and where most of the touristic sites can be found. The Royal Palace[[note]]The Royal Family doesn't live there since 1931[[/note]], built upon the former muslim enclave, the Opera right in front of it, the Puerta del Sol[[note]]a square in the center of the city with a UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}-esque statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, symbol of the city and a popular meeting place. It's also very popular for being in the geographical center of the country, and the starting point of most of its radial-like road and highway network (Also known as the "Km. Zero"). One of Madrid's biggest icons[[/note]] nearby and the Golden Triangle of Art[[note]]The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum[[/note]]. The Centro district notably [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame notably holds a large LGBT population]] concentrated around Chueca Metro Station in the Justicia Borough (named after the Tribunal metro station but lacking any actual court[[note]]It's named Tribunal because of the Tribunal de Cuentas, which is, or was, actually more of a government accounting department[[/note]]) that has decentralized a lot during TheNewTens and has expanded over the nearby Universidad borough[[note]]where there isn't any university located[[/note]] which is noted for its hipster and alternative scene and for being the place where the ''Movida Madrileña'' happened[[note]]This has something to do with a certain Pedro Almodovar[[/note]]. Cortes Borough is also informally known as ''Barrio de las Letras'' where the likes of Cervantes used to hang out and is now a well known ''tapas'' & bistro bar stockholder. Palacio Borough holds Plaza de España and is well known for its otaku, heavy-metal, emo and far right skinhead scenes, which are some odd things to put near each other [[note]]If you're curious about it, several comic book, manga, tabletop games and merchandising stores are concentrated in the surroundings of Noviciado down to Desengaño Street and Plaza de España. Strong heavy metal scene is associated with Princesa Street from Plaza de España up to Argüelles in the Moncloa District, Emos used to hang out in the Plaza de España itself, as well as far right skinheads for [[MisplacedNationalism symbolic reasons or something]][[/note]]. Embajadores Borough is well known for high Middle-Eastern immigration, extreme leftism, and so-called alternative arts as well as for [[RunningGag not actually having any embassy within it]].
22nd Jun '17 3:45:23 PM MrsRatched
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This is the old town and where most of the touristic sites can be found. The Royal Palace[[note]]The Royal Family doesn't live there since 1931[[/note]], built upon the former muslim enclave, the Opera right in front of it, the Puerta del Sol[[note]]a square in the center of the city with a UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}-esque statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, symbol of the city and a popular meeting place. It's also very popular for being in the geographical center of the country, and the starting point of most of its radial-like road and highway network (Also known as the "Km. Zero"). One of Madrid's biggest icons[[/note]] nearby and the Golden Triangle of Art[[note]]The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum[[/note]]. The Centro district notably [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame notably holds a large LGBT population]] concentrated around Chueca Metro Station in the Justicia Borough that has decentralized a lot during TheNewTens and has expanded over the nearby Universidad borough[[note]]where there isn't any university located[[note]] which is noted for its hipster and alternative scene and for being the place where the ''Movida Madrileña'' happened[[note]]This has something to do with a certain Pedro Almodovar[[/note]]. Cortes Borough is also informally known as ''Barrio de las Letras'' where the likes of Cervantes used to hang out and is now a well known ''tapas'' & bistro bar stockholder. Palacio Borough holds Plaza de España and is well known for its otaku, heavy-metal, emo and far right skinhead scenes, which are some odd things to put near each other [[note]]If you're curious about it, several comic book, manga, tabletop games and merchandising stores are concentrated in the surroundings of Noviciado down to Desengaño Street and Plaza de España. Strong heavy metal scene is associated with Princesa Street from Plaza de España up to Argüelles in the Moncloa District, Emos used to hang out in the Plaza de España itself, as well as far right skinheads for [[MisplacedNationalism symbolic reasons or something]][[/note]]. Embajadores Borough is well known for high Middle-Eastern immigration, extreme liberalism, and so-called alternative arts as well as for [[RunningGag not actually having any embassy within it]].

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This is the old town and where most of the touristic sites can be found. The Royal Palace[[note]]The Royal Family doesn't live there since 1931[[/note]], built upon the former muslim enclave, the Opera right in front of it, the Puerta del Sol[[note]]a square in the center of the city with a UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}-esque statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, symbol of the city and a popular meeting place. It's also very popular for being in the geographical center of the country, and the starting point of most of its radial-like road and highway network (Also known as the "Km. Zero"). One of Madrid's biggest icons[[/note]] nearby and the Golden Triangle of Art[[note]]The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum[[/note]]. The Centro district notably [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame notably holds a large LGBT population]] concentrated around Chueca Metro Station in the Justicia Borough that has decentralized a lot during TheNewTens and has expanded over the nearby Universidad borough[[note]]where there isn't any university located[[note]] located[[/note]] which is noted for its hipster and alternative scene and for being the place where the ''Movida Madrileña'' happened[[note]]This has something to do with a certain Pedro Almodovar[[/note]]. Cortes Borough is also informally known as ''Barrio de las Letras'' where the likes of Cervantes used to hang out and is now a well known ''tapas'' & bistro bar stockholder. Palacio Borough holds Plaza de España and is well known for its otaku, heavy-metal, emo and far right skinhead scenes, which are some odd things to put near each other [[note]]If you're curious about it, several comic book, manga, tabletop games and merchandising stores are concentrated in the surroundings of Noviciado down to Desengaño Street and Plaza de España. Strong heavy metal scene is associated with Princesa Street from Plaza de España up to Argüelles in the Moncloa District, Emos used to hang out in the Plaza de España itself, as well as far right skinheads for [[MisplacedNationalism symbolic reasons or something]][[/note]]. Embajadores Borough is well known for high Middle-Eastern immigration, extreme liberalism, leftism, and so-called alternative arts as well as for [[RunningGag not actually having any embassy within it]].
22nd Jun '17 3:42:37 PM MrsRatched
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* AquiNoHayQuienViva, spiritual predecessor of LaQueSeAvecina, is stated to be set in Desengaño, 21[[note]]The actual street doesn't have a 21 nor resembles that of the show at all, as it's notoriously more dark and gritty than the shiny, polished, [[ProductPlacement full of top-notch brands casually present]] and somewhat unreal street TV depiction[[/note]]

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* AquiNoHayQuienViva, spiritual predecessor of LaQueSeAvecina, is stated to be set in Desengaño, 21[[note]]The actual street doesn't have a 21 nor resembles that of the show at all, as it's notoriously more dark and gritty than the shiny, polished, [[ProductPlacement full of top-notch brands casually present]] and somewhat unreal street TV depiction[[/note]]
22nd Jun '17 3:41:26 PM MrsRatched
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* AquiNoHayQuienViva, spiritual predecessor of LaQueSeAvecina, is stated to be set in Desengaño, 21[[Note]]The actual street doesn't have a 21 nor resembles that of the show at all, as it's notoriously more dark and gritty than the shiny, polished, [[ProductPlacement full of top-notch brands casually present]] and somewhat unreal street TV depiction[[/note]]

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* AquiNoHayQuienViva, spiritual predecessor of LaQueSeAvecina, is stated to be set in Desengaño, 21[[Note]]The 21[[note]]The actual street doesn't have a 21 nor resembles that of the show at all, as it's notoriously more dark and gritty than the shiny, polished, [[ProductPlacement full of top-notch brands casually present]] and somewhat unreal street TV depiction[[/note]]
22nd Jun '17 3:40:43 PM MrsRatched
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This is the old town and where most of the touristic sites can be found. The Royal Palace[[note]]The Royal Family doesn't live there since 1931[[/note]], built upon the former muslim enclave, the Opera right in front of it, the Puerta del Sol[[note]]a square in the center of the city with a UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}-esque statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, symbol of the city and a popular meeting place. It's also very popular for being in the geographical center of the country, and the starting point of most of its radial-like road and highway network (Also known as the "Km. Zero"). One of Madrid's biggest icons[[/note]] nearby and the Golden Triangle of Art[[note]]The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum[[/note]]. The Centro district notably [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame notably holds a large LGBT population]] concentrated around Chueca Metro Station in the Justicia Borough that has decentralized a lot during TheNewTens and has expanded over the nearby Universidad borough[[note]]where there isn't any university located[[note]] which is noted for its hipster and alternative scene and for being the place where the ''Movida Madrileña'' happened[[note]]This has something to do with a certain Pedro Almodovar[[/note]]. Cortes Borough is also informally known as ''Barrio de las Letras'' where the likes of Cervantes used to hang out and is now a well known ''tapas'' & bistro bar stockholder. Palacio Borough holds Plaza de España and is well known for its otaku, heavy-metal, emo and far right skinhead scenes[[note]]which are some odd things to put near each other[[/note]]. Embajadores Borough is well known for high Middle-Eastern immigration, extreme liberalism, and so-called alternative arts.

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This is the old town and where most of the touristic sites can be found. The Royal Palace[[note]]The Royal Family doesn't live there since 1931[[/note]], built upon the former muslim enclave, the Opera right in front of it, the Puerta del Sol[[note]]a square in the center of the city with a UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}-esque statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, symbol of the city and a popular meeting place. It's also very popular for being in the geographical center of the country, and the starting point of most of its radial-like road and highway network (Also known as the "Km. Zero"). One of Madrid's biggest icons[[/note]] nearby and the Golden Triangle of Art[[note]]The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum[[/note]]. The Centro district notably [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame notably holds a large LGBT population]] concentrated around Chueca Metro Station in the Justicia Borough that has decentralized a lot during TheNewTens and has expanded over the nearby Universidad borough[[note]]where there isn't any university located[[note]] which is noted for its hipster and alternative scene and for being the place where the ''Movida Madrileña'' happened[[note]]This has something to do with a certain Pedro Almodovar[[/note]]. Cortes Borough is also informally known as ''Barrio de las Letras'' where the likes of Cervantes used to hang out and is now a well known ''tapas'' & bistro bar stockholder. Palacio Borough holds Plaza de España and is well known for its otaku, heavy-metal, emo and far right skinhead scenes[[note]]which scenes, which are some odd things to put near each other[[/note]]. other [[note]]If you're curious about it, several comic book, manga, tabletop games and merchandising stores are concentrated in the surroundings of Noviciado down to Desengaño Street and Plaza de España. Strong heavy metal scene is associated with Princesa Street from Plaza de España up to Argüelles in the Moncloa District, Emos used to hang out in the Plaza de España itself, as well as far right skinheads for [[MisplacedNationalism symbolic reasons or something]][[/note]]. Embajadores Borough is well known for high Middle-Eastern immigration, extreme liberalism, and so-called alternative arts.
arts as well as for [[RunningGag not actually having any embassy within it]].

Also, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Debod there's an egyptian temple]]




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* AquiNoHayQuienViva, spiritual predecessor of LaQueSeAvecina, is stated to be set in Desengaño, 21[[Note]]The actual street doesn't have a 21 nor resembles that of the show at all, as it's notoriously more dark and gritty than the shiny, polished, [[ProductPlacement full of top-notch brands casually present]] and somewhat unreal street TV depiction[[/note]]
22nd Jun '17 3:26:34 PM MrsRatched
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* The surroundings, urban milieu and general architecture of Mirador de Montepinar, where the cast of LaQueSeAvecina live, as well as their SitcomArchnemesis La Atalaya del Arcipreste are highly reminiscent of that of Las Tablas, in Fuencarral. Granted, that's where Telecinco studios are located and most of the show exteriors have been filmed.

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* The surroundings, urban milieu and general architecture of Mirador de Montepinar, where the cast of LaQueSeAvecina live, as well as their SitcomArchnemesis La Atalaya del Arcipreste are highly reminiscent of that of Las Tablas, in Fuencarral. Granted, that's where Telecinco studios are located and most of the show exteriors have been for the show are filmed.



Usera also has a notoriously conspicuous chinese colony, to the point of getting ads and signs ''in chinese''.




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* Fictional borough Esperanza Sur from {{Aída}} is implied to be in one of these districts. [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where, exactly, is left deliberately ambiguous and inconsistent]]. Given the somewhat unflattering, if PlayedForLaughs, depiction of the place, it's understandable.
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