Cuatro Torres, Madrid
The Cuatro Torres (Four Towers) symbolize Madrid’s most modern and futurist area. The construction of the skyscrapers began in 2004 and they were inaugurated between the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009.
The four towers (Cuatro Torres) are the largest skyscrapers in Spain. The complex’s official name is Cuatro Torres Business Area (CTBA) and is in what was once the Real Madrid Sports City.
As well as the four imposing towers, nowadays, the area has been decorated with various green spaces and fountains.
The Torre Cepsa is the tallest building in Spain, at 250 metres. It was designed by Norman Foster and is the most curious of the four skyscrapers.
It was bought by Caja Madrid in 2007.
Out of the four skyscrapers, the Torre PwC is the only one built by Spanish architects: Carlos Rubio Carvajal and Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walter. It is 774 ft (236 m) tall and has 52 floors. The tower was renamed Torre PwC due to the firm Price Water House Coopers moving its offices to this building in 2011.
This tower houses one of the city’s most expensive luxury 5-star hotels, Eurostars Madrid Tower. The hotel owns up to the 31st floor. It also has a two-storey dining room with panoramic views of Madrid on the last two floors of the tower.
Torre de Cristal
Designed by the Argentinian architect César Pelli who is also responsible for the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Torre de Cristal (Glass Tower) is the tallest skyscraper of the Four Towers at 817 ft (249 m). At the top, there's a surprise: a 600 m2 garden!
The Torre Espacio stands 755 feet (230 m) tall and has 57 floors. It houses the offices of several reputed companies and various embassies.
The Fifth Tower
The fifth tower was completed years after the initial four ones in the Cuatro Torres area. The Caleido tower has 25 floors, making it the smallest of the five, at 180 metres tall.
Metro: Begoña: line 10.
Madrid Chamartin Train Station (713 m) Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (2.7 km) Sorolla Museum (4.7 km) Estación de Chamberí (5.1 km) Las Ventas Bullring (5.4 km)