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 - 28001 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 ..
E - 28001 Madrid
Madrid's elegant residential district extending eastwards from its old town boasts wide, tree-lined avenues bordered by opulent buildings, luxurious palaces and old mansions now converted into museums. It is a pleasant area for a stroll, perhaps betw..
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
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..
Carmen, 4 E - 28013 Madrid
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Europa is located right next to Puerta del Sol Square in central Madrid. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The rooms at Europa feature a private bathroom with a bath or shower, as well as a hair..
Arenal, 2 E - 28013 Madrid
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This hotel is centrally located beside Madrid’s Puerta del Sol Square. Plaza Mayor is 150 metres away. All air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and free Wi-Fi . Rooms at the Moderno have a safe and telephone. The modern bathrooms are equipped wit..
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...
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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..
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Marvel at the sights of Madrid on this tour of the city and the Royal Palace. Learn about Madrid’s past and the events that have shaped the city you see today. Discover Madrid’s multi-faceted history, from its Arab origins to the reigns of Phillip..
Manuela Malasaña 28 E - 28004 Madrid
A small, family-run restaurant in the city's Malasaña district in which the single dining room is divided into two sections, both with a modern look. Moderately priced traditional cuisine and excellent service.
Zurbano 6 E - 28010 Madrid
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..
Velázquez 54 E - 28001 Madrid
A bright, casual and contemporary restaurant offering high standard, traditional cuisine. There is a predominance of typical and very reasonably priced Cantabrian dishes.
Goya 5 (Platea Madrid) E - 28001 Madrid
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..
Ayala 14 E - 28001 Madrid
A Mexican restaurant with its very own character, featuring a rustic yet contemporary space defined by a profusion of wood and a predominance of varying tones of white. High quality cuisine from the homeland alongside an interesting menu of beers, te..
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..