Monday, June 24, 2013

The Spanish ghost town of Ciudad Valdeluz


Ciudad Valdeluz is a suburb 60 kilometers (37 miles) northeast of Madrid, Spain. It was meant to be city of 30,000, but only 1,000 people took up residence there after construction halted in 2008 with 75% of the city unfinished due to the economic downturn.

Today, Ciudad Valdeluz resembles a ghost town with the few residents being served by a supermarket, a corner shop and a medical center open twice a week. A security patrol watches over the deserted streets and the empty buildings. 






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21 comments:

  1. BBC Top Gear used this place to film a race for the last series.

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  2. Haha! That's exactly why I looked this up in the first place!

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    1. me too I watched top gear & thought wow cheap rel estate or city for displaced persons

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    2. Yes lol I also looked it up after watching Top Gear

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  3. LOL and we're the only three to comment on this

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  4. Going there for next weekend! (Milan, Italy - Ciudad Valdeluz) must be quite fun road trip

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  5. :D not all alone,
    so how much for a flat here ? :))

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  6. How funny that is why I looked it up in the first place, my son was watching top gear and wanted to know why it was deserted so we have just looked it up to find out more!

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  7. Yea, also looked it up because of Top Gear

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  8. I also looked it up because of top gear! That's insane though. All these homeless people and a city of empty houses

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  9. On that Bombshell !!😃😃😃

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  10. On here because I just got my copy of season twenty two days ago and saw this same city.

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  11. Looked it up because of Top Gear too. Thought it was unlikely that homes could be unoccupied whilst so many people are homeless

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  12. I'm here because of TopGear too! Now that I know more about it I only have 2 problems left to solve- 1: get myself from Sydney, Australia, to Spain. And 2: bring along with me a very attractive girl and a very fast car. Something modest. A McLaren 650S springs to mind. In midnight blue :)

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  13. Just watched a re run of topgear and hear im am

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  14. And once again, here due to Top Gear rerun. Sad that more people visited this page than visit this development.

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  15. Top Gear also brought me here...

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  16. Yep, top gear! My 9 yr old son has fell in love with Top Gear (every episode (=•♧)), we where watching re-runs and saw it. I just had to find out...I was thinking "contaminated" or "left over movie set, in the desert" ? Can't believe they are just going to let it all go to waste...sad...

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  17. Visited it last week, but "unfortunately" the city seems to be back on track. It is not busy but most parts are being lived in, not as on the Top Gear episode. Some roads are still deserted, but are closed off by roadblocks. Just a sleepy town with some unfinished apartment blocks.

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  18. I am also here because of Top Gear. Watching reruns of the last session and getting the hang of the new Top Gear team.

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