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Visit Madrid

Madrid is the capital and political centre of Spain. The city boasts the largest green area per inhabitant in Europe, embedded within a diverse mixture of modern and historic buildings. Known for its many cultural attractions, Madrid hosts some of the region’s most renowned art collections at museums such as the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum.



Tourist favorites in Madrid

Buen Retiro Park

The Buen Retiro Park, dating its history back to the 16th century, is one of the largest and most visited parks of the city of Madrid. The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park. The Buen Retiro Park is a large park occupying 350 acres at the edge of the city center, very close to the Puerta de Alcalá and not far from the Prado Museum. The park features an artificial pond called Estanque del Retiro, the monument to King Alfonso XII, the Rosaleda rose garden, and several buildings of the Buen Retiro Palace, including Casón del Buen Retiro and the Salon de Reinos (they now house museum collections).
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Museo del Prado

The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art.
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is an art museum near the Prado Museum, known as a part of the "Golden Triangle of Art", which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia galleries. Dating from the 1920s, the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum was officially opened in 1992, and now is home to more than 1,600 paintings from the 14th century to the present day.
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Sorolla Museum

The Museum Sorolla is dedicated to the life and work of the artist JoaquĂ­n Sorolla. The museum is housed in the originally artist's house, which was built in the years of 1910 and 1911.
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National Archaeological Museum of Spain

The National Archaeological Museum of Spain is a museum located beside the Plaza de Colón, sharing its building with the National Library. Established in 1867 by a Royal Decree of Isabella II, the museum, since 1895, has been housed in the present venue, a neoclassical building designed by architect Francisco Jareño and constructed between 1866 and 1892. It holds a collection, which includes but is not limited to Pre-historic, Egyptian, Celtic, Iberian, Greek and Roman antiquities and medieval objects.
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Great hotels in Madrid

San Lorenzo

The hotel San Lorenzo is located in the heart of Madrid, very close to the Gran VĂ­a a commercial street, where you can find the best shops. The property is also within walking distance of the main cultural sights such as the Puerta del Sol, Palacio Real, Parque del Retiro and Plaza Mayor,as well as El Prado, Reina SofĂ­a and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums. Perfect for leisure and business guests alike, the hotel offers comfortable rooms and high quality services to ensure guests a nice stay in Madrid.
 

Anaco Hotel

Madrid is a wonderful, vibrant, and lively city in the heart of Spain. It is full of interesting activities, with monuments, museums, bull rings, stadiums, and much more to keep you entertained. Madrid is a lovely place to visit. And Hotel Anaco is a great choice of accommodation. This three star hotel is located in the heart of the city, in the Plaza del Carmen. From the hotel it is easy to reach many of the main tourist attractions, such as the Prado Museum, which is a world class art museum with works by Francicsco de Goya and other famous artists. It is also easy to reach the two other museums which make up the golden triangle of art. The Palacio Real, Gran VĂ­a, and Puerta del Sol are also nearby. Madrid is a wonderful place for its culture as well. So you must be sure to enjoy this side of the city. Enjoy an authentic tapas restaurant, watch a bull fight, see a soccer match, or dance all night at a nightclub. After a long day (or night), the Hotel Anaco is the perfect place for relaxation. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy a hearty meal or a quick drink. Other amenities include a rental car service, a laundry service, and a lift.
 

Hotel CasĂłn del Tormes

Casón del Tormes is a charming hotel located in a quiet street in the heart of Madrid, between Plaza de España and Gran Vía street, the main commercial and business area of the capital, within walking distance of the principal tourist areas and cultural monuments. The property is completely air-conditioned, and offers a 24-hour reception desk with multilingual staff, Wi-Fi Internet connection in all common areas, a small conference room and a cafeteria. Los Madroños is a refurbished and renewed room, featuring plenty of small details, where guests will be able to have a good breakfast in a spacious and calm atmosphere. At the hotel guests will find a warm hospitality, as well as an attentive and professional service. The accommodation has a defibrillator situated in the ground floor.
 

Abalu

Ideally located in the heart of Madrid, one of the most important European capitals, Hotel Abalu offers a new concept of accommodation, in a charming ambience. This small design property is located a few meters from the Gran Vía, a commercial and financial centre, where you will find cafés, cinemas, tapas, restaurants, theaters. Furthermore, several tourist attractions are easily reachable in a matter of minutes. Upon stepping into the hotel, you will be greeted by a courteous and friendly team of professionals who will pamper you with attentive, personalized service all throughout your stay.
 

Hotel Puerta de Toledo

The hotel Puerta de Toledo is located in a quiet area really close to the historical centre, a stone's throw from the Royal Palace, Royal Opera Theater, El Rastro (flea market), the Plaza Mayor and La Almudena Cathedral. The property is fully air-conditioned and was totally restored in 2005 and features free wireless Internet access available throughout the building, at the 24-hour reception you can ask for different services such as bar, meeting facilities, and the adjacent restaurant which offers a discount to hotel's guests.
 

Top eats in Madrid

Las Carboneras

Flamenco lovers will feel at home in the Tablao Las Carboneras in ?Madrid de los Austrias?, the oldest part of the capital. As well as offering a wide range of flamenco exhibitions and performances with the best contemporary dancers, diners can enjoy typical and traditional Spanish dishes with a touch of creativity. There are four menus, one of which is a tapas menu for groups that includes sand eels with port, pork loin with a sweet and sour sauce, or swordfish with coriander, avocado and tartare sauce. The average price is 60 Euros.
 

El Corral de la Pacheca

El Corral de la Pacheca offers a wonderful selection of the purest, sincere and authentic Spanish dance. The beauty of its Castilian architecture, its huge range of facilities and the quality and prestige of the artists undoubtedly make this restaurant one of the most important in Spain. It currently offers visitors a unique live show of dancing and singing. Naturally, the food is unequivocally Spanish. Suggestions from the menu include dishes such as fried fish ?a la andaluza?, lobster and rice chowder, or Galician entrecote.
 

Sabor a Mi

This Panza is located in Chueca, one of the most emblematic barrios of the city in the heart of the capital. Sabor a Mi brings a little bit of the Mexican Pacific region to the hustle and bustle of Chueca. Visitors can pop in for hot chocolate, a coffee with the aroma of Chiapas, fruit juices or a delicious salad in this oasis of calm. The Mayan decoration and the special atmosphere makes Sabor a Mi feel like a little bit of Mexico.
 

La Panza es Primero La Palma

La Panza es Primero on Calle La Palma in the heart of the capital is a sanctuary dedicated to Mexico's infamous sport of free wrestling. The decoration makes clients feel like they have ring-side seats with wrestling masks, posters, wrestling figures, etc. Diners at La Panza es Primero can enjoy Mexican food, full of the bold flavours, colours and aromas of Mexico combined with Spanish ingredients, creating a happy fusion. Service is friendly and personal in this colourful and fun restaurant and visitors will find authentic Mexican culture featuring the heroes and personalities from the world of Mexican free wrestling. Specialities include excellent tortillas – for a taste of the real Mexico.
 

La Capilla de La Bolsa

Enjoy different Mediterranean dishes with innovative touches and the highest quality raw produce. The culinary philosophy of La Capilla de La Bolsa is to process food as little as possible to ensure that it does not lose any of its flavour. Seasonal vegetables and seafood include gratinée sea urchins with a touch of cava wine, or our marinated red partridge salad served on a bed of lettuce leaves. The main dishes are also exquisitely prepared. Choose from sword fish and avocado carpaccio served with prawn vinaigrette, traditional farmyard chicken in an apple, pepper and nut sauce, or grilled fillet of sirloin steak and grilled fillet mignon with pepper sauce. The menu is completed by a selection of hand-crafted desserts, where you will find highly original dishes such as large Szechuan-peppered strawberries with bourbon vanilla ice cream. Also available is a wide selection of both national and international wines and cigars.
 



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