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If you're planning a citytrip to Madrid, here's the place to start
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 regionâ€™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 AlcalÃ¡ 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 CasÃ³n del Buen Retiro and the Salon de Reinos (they now house museum collections).
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.
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.
The Museum Sorolla is dedicated to the life and work of the artist JoaquÃn Sorolla. The museum is housed in the originally artist's house, which was built in the years of 1910 and 1911. Read more
National Archaeological Museum of Spain
The National Archaeological Museum of Spain is a museum located beside the Plaza de ColÃ³n, 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 JareÃ±o 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.
Enjoying an ideal location in the city centre, Apartamentos Blume Cruz Madrid is found in Barrio de las Letras district. The apartments are set near the commercial areas of Preciados and Fuencarral which offer excellent shopping opportunities. The Retiro Park, the Puerta de AlcalÃ¡, El Palacio de Oriente and the Opera are also easily reachable from the property. Furthermore, the nearby Goya and Serrano Streets are lined with fashion shops and elegant bars and you will find plenty of gastronomic dining options at the Mercado de San Miguel and Santa Ana square. Apartamentos Blume Cruz offer you contemporary and stylish self-catering accommodation right in the centre of Madrid, making it the ideal choice whether visiting the city for pleasure or for business. The apartments are housed in a historic building and feature many facilities, such as free wireless Internet access, laundry service and an elevator. A welcome basket featuring a selection of wines from Ribera del Duero is provided.Â Apartamentos Blume Cruz Madrid offer 8 different apartments, each decorated in a different style offering a variety of different themes. They are all equipped with every modern amenity, including air-conditioning and central heating, flat-screen television, a washing machine, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker.
Location. Hostal Buelta is located in Madrid's Paseo del Prado neighborhood, close to Reina Sofia Museum, Prado Museum, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Nearby points of interest also include El Retiro Park and Plaza Mayor.
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.
Apartamentos Blume Conde Aranda
The Apartamentos Blume Conde Aranda Madrid enjoy an ideal location, in Madridâ€™s Salamanca district, an elegant and sophisticated neighbourhood of Spainâ€™s capital. It is set near such landmarks as the Retiro Park and the Puerta de AlcalÃ¡, and offers excellent shopping opportunities on Goya and Serrano street. They are lined with fashion shops and elegant bars. All the apartments at Blume Conde Aranda Madrid are fully equipped and offer a warm and distinctive style that will make you feel right at home. The apartments are housed in a 19th-century building with an elevator. There is a safe deposit box and a luggage storage room available as well. Each of theÂ 18 apartments of Blume Conde Aranda Madrid is decorated in a different style, with a combination of antiques and moderm furniture, both urban and rustic. They are all equipped with every modern amenity, including Internet access and air-conditioning.
Malevich offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine with innovative touches. It is defined by its fresh and seasonal ingredients and culinary artistry. A carefully designed menu offers excellent examples of Mediterranean food and wine. Is it located in the traditional antiques quarter on Calle Jorge Juan where it is housed in a landmark 19th century building. Its large dining rooms combine exposed brickwork with a modern and minimalist style. All of these features help to create a welcoming and relaxed setting for its excellent food and wine.
La Vaca Argentina - Rosales
Whether you are sightseeing or just strolling around the imposing Royal Palace or Debod Temple gardens, this restaurant is the ideal place for a well-deserved rest. It is already a classic on the Madrid scene, and with its terrace, open on sunny days as well as in winter, it is no wonder why. Conveniently situated in one of the most striking and peaceful areas of central Madrid, you can enjoy a varied choice of starters, such as scrambled egg with salmon and wild mushrooms, or more simple options like the Argentinean grill.
This Panza was opened in 2008 in Madrid's historic barrio of ChamberÃ. The restaurant has an enormous terrace with an enjoyable atmosphere, decorated with bright colours, a Mexican film theme and a large picture of the famous comic Tin-Tan. At La Panza es Primero diners can enjoy Mexican food, full of the bold flavours, colours and aromas of Mexico combined with Spanish ingredients, creating a happy fusion. Clients can't help but discover the authentic culture of Mexico and its delicious food.