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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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