Notes on the Geography of Spain: Madrid: Photo 57
In 1900 Sol was a very busy streetcar terminus. It is still a major transportation hub, one of the most important stations on the Madrid subway network. The commercial importance of Sol has shrivelled, however. Nagel's guidebook of 1953 says: "Only a very few years ago the Puerta del Sol was the town's commercial centre, its trading success being due to the numerous streets leading from it. To-day its importance has passed to the Gran Via."
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