Notes on the Geography of Spain: Madrid: Photo 1
The historic core of the city, Madrid Centro, lies east of the Manzanares, a tributary of the Tagus, which eventually reaches the sea at Lisbon. For centuries, visitors joked that the Manzanares was a pitiful excuse for a river, but a combination of reservoirs above and below the city has converted the stream into a linear pond, here canalized as it flows past Vicente Calderon Stadium, home of Atlético Madrid.
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