Things to see and do - Madrid
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At the heart of Spain, backed by the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, one of Europe’s youngest capitals, is a dynamic city with a welcoming atmosphere. Its dynastic heritage, from the Habsburgs and Bourbons, has resulted in an exceptional artistic legacy, which can be best admired at the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía museums. Birthplace of the post “movida” movement at the end of the Franco period, this vibrant city has seen huge growth in recent decades.
Tourist attractions Madrid : Things to see and do
Paseo del Prado 8 E - 28014 Madrid
Baron Thyssen, the heir to a fabulous collection of paintings, donated it to the Spanish State which then housed it in a neo-Classical palace renovated by Rafael Moneo. The collection is an opportunity to explore Western art from the late 12C to the ..
Paseo del Prado E - 28014 Madrid
A visit to the Prado is an opportunity to view numerous masterpieces of Spanish and European art. Its highlights include Las Meninas by Vélazquez, the Majas and Executions at Moncloa by Goya, as well as the latter's Black Paintings ( Saturn Devouring..
calle de Santa Isabel 52 E - 28012 Madrid
This contemporary art museum occupies the former San Carlos hospital. As well as leading names in international art, it also boasts a collection of 20C Spanish painting and sculpture. The building's spectacular extension, opened in 2004 along Ronda d..
Arenal, 4 E - 28013 Madrid
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Located next to Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, this hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. They also have an exercise bike, flat-screen satellite TV and hydro-massage shower. The modern, soundproofed rooms at the Petit Palace Puerta del Sol are air-condition..
Salud, 3 E - 28013 Madrid
Located just 200 metres from Puerta del Sol in the centre of Madrid, Liabeny includes a gym with a sauna. The modern rooms feature a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant at Hotel Liabeny offers a buffet breakfast and traditional Spanish dis..
Espoz y Mina, 8, 2ª Planta E - 28012 Madrid
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Hotel Alhambra Suites is just 30 metres off the central square of Puerta del Sol. The hotel offers free WiFi and flat-screen TVs in rooms. The hotel occupies a historic 19th-Century building. There is a mix of classic Spanish décor and modern facili..
Leisure activities Madrid
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Head on out of Madrid and spend four days exploring Andalucia's most popular cities: Seville, Cordoba and Granada. You'll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Alhambra and discover the rich history of this beautiful Spanish region...
Take your time with five days to explore some of Spain's most famous cities. With Moorish Kingdoms in Granada, thriving resorts of the Costa del Sol, and the many UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cordoba, Seville and Toledo, this is a tour deep into th..
Explore Madrid's attractions on a afternoon sightseeing tour by coach. This tour is the perfect introduction to Madrid's famous sights from the Gran Via and Castellana, to famous squares including Plazas de Espana, Puerta del Sol and Puerta de Alcala..
Zurbano 6 E - 28010 Chamberí
The life and soul of this restaurant is provided by the couple that own it, with the husband working front-of-house and his wife in charge of the kitchen. Delicious, Italian inspired cuisine that is both creative and attractively presented. The homem..
Quintana 30 E - 28008 Moncloa-Aravaca
A restaurant with a modern and contemporary look, including a split-level dining room and a small, glass-fronted private section. Its extensive à la carte menu of traditional basque and navarra cuisine, particularly rich in cod dishes and soups and s..
Pelayo 4 E - 28004 Madrid
A Mexican restaurant that steers clear of the stereotypical by offering a modern and uncluttered setting to savour truly authentic cuisine. Good selection of starters, referred to on the menu as antojitos, and the must-try speciality, the Taco de Pas..
Santa María 28 E - 28014 Madrid
A restaurant that is on everyone's lips! Triciclo's simplicity is compensated by a high degree of culinary expertise. This is showcased in well-prepared and attractively presented dishes that encompass the personal and traditional, as well as orienta..
Goya 5 (Platea Madrid) E - 28001 Retiro
An old cinema is the unique setting for this gourmet food hall that includes this restaurant. It occupies the movie hall's balcony with staggered dining sections overlooking the flurry of activity inside the complex. A fun take on traditional and sea..
Bretón de los Herreros 39 E - 28003 Madrid
An interesting dining option where you can discover authentic Belgian cuisine with the occasional nod to creativity. Dishes well worth trying include the snails, mussels and the impressive 'Coquelet Brabançonne'!