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Madrid Travel guide
Madrid : Michelin's recommendations
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 Dev..
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..
Victoria, 4 E - 28012 Madrid
This historic hotel is in the heart of Madrid, by the Puerta del Sol. Facilities include free Wi-Fi and a café-bar on the large outdoor terrace. The Hotel Victoria 4 dates back to 1850 and offers elegant, renovated interiors. Rooms at Victoria 4 ar..
C/ de la Victoria 1 , 2. piso E - 28012 Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid)
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The homelike Hostal Esmeralda in Madrid offers 19 comfortable rooms. The hotel focuses on a personal care of the guests to assure them a comfortable stay.
C/ Galdo, 2 E - 28013 Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid)
Prix Prices from : 73 €
The modern hotel Petit Palace Londres is one of the most trendy accommodations in Madrid, offering well furnished rooms equipped with many comforts including bathroom with hydro-jet shower and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Furthermorel, a free daily ne..
Leisure activities Madrid
Prices from : 85 €
Experience the Museum City of Toledo, El Escorial–considered by many to be the eighth Wonder of the World and listed as a World Heritage Site–plus the beautiful countryside in Madrid's mountains. Spend time exploring the Museum city of Toledo, one o..
The city of Avila is completely encircled by the best-preserved walls in all of Europe, dating back to the 11th century. In fact, the city resembles a castle more than a city. Segovia, an important military site during Roman times, is also part of th..
Prices from : 69 €
Experience effervescent Madrid as you drive through the illuminated streets and squares that light up the night sky. After a tapas dinner, enjoy a breathtaking live dance show and take to the floor yourself as the orchestra starts up! Florida Park n..
Carrera de San Jerónimo 34 E - 28014 Madrid
Increasingly popular for its innovative design and excellent service. Mediterranean and ethnic cuisine prepared using fresh and exotic produce.
Atocha 34 E - 28012 Madrid
Accessed via a courtyard once used by horse-drawn carriages, this restaurant occupies a former art gallery. It has several interconnecting dining rooms with Modernist paintings hanging from the walls. Well-presented and tasty, traditional cuisine wit..
Alcalá 15-3° E - 28014 Madrid
A palatial 19C setting for this restaurant that nowadays has a more contemporary look. The chef adopts a restrained approach to creative cuisine with an end result that reaches perfection. One of the best terraces in the capital.
Aduana 19 E - 28013 Madrid
Príncipe 11 E - 28012 Madrid
This restaurant follows the typical decor found throughout this chain. A bar, rustic-style tables and a plethora of wood in the dining room, which is adorned with old photos and typical products from the El Bierzo region.
San Sebastian 2 E - 28012 Madrid