Two new lions guard Gran Vía station

These figures crown the iconic Antonio Palacios pavilion which is being reconstructed as part of the extension and modernisation project for the station.

The lions are replicas of the ones that stood there when the glass canopy was built in 1920, and that at the time served as a landmark to access the old Metro station. The two lions are made of granite, just like the originals, and each one measures 1.60 metres.