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 8 E - 28001 Madrid
Some 250 works of art assembled by the wife of the founder of this eponymous museum are displayed in its contemporary wing. Occupying two floors, the rooms follow the same chronological order and each floor can be visited after exploring the correspo..
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..
Montera, 22 E - 28013 Madrid
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This modern hotel is located just a few metres away from the famous Puerta del Sol, in a historical building from the 18th century. The smart decoration of the Ateneo’s interiors is created thanks to a thoughtful renovation of the 18th-century build..
Victoria, 4 E - 28012 Madrid
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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..
Arenal, 4 E - 28013 Madrid
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..
Leisure activities Madrid
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Sample Spanish nightlife and Madrid's tasty tapas on an evening walking tour that will tantalize your taste buds! Led by an entertaining foodie guide, this walking tour is the best introduction to the laid back Madrileno lifestyle. You'll visit Madri..
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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...
Spend a morning, afternoon or full day in Toledo, Spain's medieval capital and a treasure trove of El Greco artworks. You'll discover a glorious city filled with amazing medieval architecture, and take a walk into the past along its cobblestone alley..
paseo de la Castellana 57 E - 28046 Chamberí
A great gastronomic experience. This elegant restaurant boasts a superbly arranged classic-contemporary dining room split between two floors. The culinary focus is on updated traditional cuisine that is well presented and comes with a creative touch.
Manuela Malasaña 28 E - 28004 Madrid
A small, family-run restaurant in the city's Malasaña district. The single dining room is divided into two sections and both have a modern look. Moderately priced traditional cuisine and excellent service.
Claudio Coello 67 E - 28001 Retiro
Fronted by a pleasant terrace, this restaurant has a thoroughly modern look and a limited number of tables. In the kitchen, the focus is on impressively consistent cuisine, which is superbly presented and prepared using high quality ingredients.
Zurbano 31 E - 28010 Chamberí
The impressive set-up includes a cocktail bar, a modern dining room and an impressive private room next to the kitchen. The innovative cuisine stands out for its technical skill, the delicacy of its dishes and its perfect culinary combinations.
Rafael Calvo 20 E - 28010 Madrid
Almost always full every day, this restaurant boasts an entrance hall, two modern dining rooms decorated with wood panelling, and a private dining section. The traditionally inspired menu is complemented by a choice of tortillas, which changes throug..
Ferraz 2 E - 28008 Moncloa-Aravaca
A restaurant housed in a listed Modernist building, hence the lack of signage outside. The classically elegant interior provides the backdrop for creative, delicately presented cuisine featuring skilful fusions of ingredients and impressive technical..
Pensamiento 28 E - 28020 Tetuán
An interesting restaurant that breaks with established traditions. Various tasting menus are offered and feature highly creative fusion cuisine with Asian influences. Some dishes are finished in front of guests.
Alcalá 15-3° E - 28014 Madrid
A palatial 19C setting for this restaurant that nowadays has a more contemporary look. The chef adopts a highly creative approach from starters to desserts with an end result that reaches perfection. Magnificent terrace!
Quintana 30 E - 28008 Moncloa-Aravaca
This restaurant has a modern and contemporary atmosphere with one dining room split into several sections, in addition to a small glass-fronted private dining area. Extensive menu featuring traditional Basque-Navarran cuisine, with a predominance of ..