Gran Vía is one of the most famous streets in Madrid. Its name literary means “great way”, provably regarding its long and wide measures. In the 19th century the city authorities decided that a new commercial street should be created, in order to connect Alcalá Street with Plaza España. Gran Vía soon became popular on the city becoming a popular place for stores and cinemas. It is known as the Madrid Broadway. There are many popular building along this avenue, like Metrópolis building built in 1911, Hotel de las Letras built in 1915, famous Bar Chicote, Capitol building and more.