THE SYMBOL OF MADRID
"Bear and the (El Madroņo) Tree" ("El Oso y El Madroņo")
This statue weighs almost 20 tons! This statue is sometimes translated as the Bear and the Strawberry Tree. The Madroņo tree (which sounds like Madrid) is not native to Madrid. And it is not a strawberry tree. The berries of the Madroņo tree are red like strawberries. However they are very sweet and are really not good eaten raw (unlike strawberries), but are only good to eat when made into a jam.
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