Daily Wanderlust: Tio Pepe in Madrid

Written by on December 23, 2012 in Destinations - 5 Comments

One of the first sights after emerging from the Madrid Metro into the heart of the city is the Tio Pepe sign in Puerta del Sol. Perched atop the city’s City Hall, the famous sign has stood since 1936.

Sadly, this past summer the historic sign was taken down to make way for a new Apple store in Madrid.

I’m so glad I was able to spend time in one of my favorite cities (and one I would be happy to call “home“) in the world and was able to see the larger-than-life Tio Pepe before it was removed.

Tio Pepe

About the Author

Diana Edelman is an avid traveler who recently spent four years living as an expat. Most notably, Diana spent nearly three years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked with Save Elephant Foundation to raise awareness about the realities of elephant tourism. Currently based in Las Vegas, Diana works in many industries as a publicist, social media expert, content creator and journalist. The founder of Vegans, Baby, you can normally find her hanging out at vegan restaurants around town, exploring the beauty of the desert southwest or camped out at a coffee shop banging on a keyboard. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.

5 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Tio Pepe in Madrid "

  1. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures December 24, 2012 at 9:52 am · Reply

    What a shame it was taken down!

    • Diana December 29, 2012 at 1:38 am · Reply

      I know. I loved that sign!

  2. elizabeth91674 January 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm · Reply

    Mauricio Gonzalez Gordon, president of the bodega is confident the sign will be back in the square next year, albeit on a different building, and it is being restored in readiness.

    • Diana January 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm · Reply

      That is GREAT to know. I love that sign!

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