Once again: Madrid is Spain’s capital city. Both Madrid and Barcelona are the most important cities in Spain and Madrid is one of the most densely populated not just in Spain, but in Europe. However, it’s not a stressful city at all.
After a long period of Arab influence (which is reflected in most of the ancient buildings), Madrid is now a symbol of pluriculturalism, where everybody is welcome and equally treated. Baroque, classical and gothic styles are mixed all over the city. The most diverse cultures live together. What more can you ask for?
Where to go in Madrid?
Madrid is full of emblematic places to visit, such as Metropolis building or Almudena’s Cathedral and its kind people will make you feel great in this beautiful destination. We suggest you some of the must-visit places of the Spanish capital below:
Unforgettable places in the city
Palacio Real in Madrid: residence of the Spanish kings until the 30’s in the past century.
Puerta de Alcala: it’s located in Plaza de la Independencia and so famous and popular that you already want to go.
Parque del Retiro: a huge green area where you can walk and enjoy the natural environment.
Fuente de Cibeles: it’s located in Paseo del Prado. It’s also called “la Cibeles” and depicts the homonymous goddess.
Museo de America: it’s full of American works from pre-columbian to colonial period.
The final recommendation: a good place to stay
In the 18th century, the duke of Noblejas turned this place into his palace. Now this historical palace is a modernist 4-star hotel, which classical style remains alive. Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes in Madrid’s historic centre is a renovated palace offering their guests the luxury and nobility of yore in a charming place, from which to enjoy Madrid.
The glass windows, the stairs and all the frescoes have been restored and give a touch of elegance and beauty to the place. You can reach Museo del Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza Collection and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in 10 minutes walk. Close to everywhere!