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Recommendations to visit the historical Madrid

Madrid is one of the most visited capitals in Europe. Many people visit Madrid every month just to go shopping avoiding stress and visiting top international brand boutiques.

Madrid is a one of the best cities where to enjoy famous green areas like El Retiro park, the amazing natural paradise in Spain. For many people Madrid is culture, a place where you can discover and learn many things.  It has a wide range of museums, which are unique in the world, such as  Museo del Prado or the contemporary museum of Reina Sofia.

Ideal en cualquier época del año, aquí te damos algunos consejos para disfrutar Madrid de la forma más divertida y sin dejarte nada:

A capital full of monuments and churches

If you want to visit and enjoy Madrid, you should include in your tour list some of the following best monuments and churches in the city:

●       Cibeles fountain: it’s Paseo del Prado’s main attraction also called “La Cibeles”. It shows the goddess that takes care of the land, and the place where Real Madrid commemorates its victories.

●      Puerta de Alcala: main focus of poems and songs intersecting with 4 streets of the city centre.

●      Museo del Prado: it’s one of the most visited museums in Spain. It boasts some of the best art works.

 

Walks and Parks all over

If you have already seen some of the main emblematic places and buildings of the Spanish capital on your city break, take some time to walk across its well-kept green areas, the afterwork meeting point for lots of locals, where they spend time chatting, doing sport, walking:

●      Paseo del Prado

●      Parque del Retiro: one of the biggest parks with impressive green areas. It’s an icon for the city, where you can walk, relax or eat an ice cream accompanied by a special person. uno de los parques más grandes, con áreas verdes de inmejorable visual.

●      Casadecampo: it’s a must-see place. It’s impossible to describe its beauty. We can just say that it’s much bigger than Central Park in New York.

Accommodation recommendations

There are four interesting options if you need a good accommodation in Madrid. WE detail you below a list of some of the best hotels you should bear in mind while choosing your accommodation. We choose Vincci’s chain because of its amazing design. They guarantee you a memorable experience:

●      Vincci Capitol hotel

●      Vincci Soho hotel

●      Vincci Centrum

●      Vincci Soma Hotel

Travelling to the centre of Madrid

We set ourself in the Kilometre 0 of Madrid, the central point from which the first 6 radial roads begun and today it is a central meeting point for tourists and locals. This small tile placed in front of the iconic Casa de Correos, is a symbol of Madrid as well as so many unmistakable icons we find at the Puerta del Sol.

Full of past and present stories, the Puerta del Sol is much more than the centre of Madrid, it is its vital core, the heart, the place where you begin to discover Madrid and through which to understand much of the essence of the capital.

Kilometro zero madrid

The Puerta del Sol has been and continues to be the scene of great moments in the history of Spain: from here the first metro line departed, in it Spain welcomes the New Year and from it all who live and visit the city can walk into its streets, filled with many secrets, and the great commercial streets.

On one side, the famous statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree opens the door to the shopping area of Preciados and offers itself as a meeting point for young people every weekend. The sculpture is reflected in the shield of the city and, over the years, has become an icon of the city.

Bear statute and Strawberry tree Madrid

On the other side, the large Casa de Correos occupies a privileged space that has given it the opportunity to be, over the years, the venue for locating numerous institutions and government bodies, from the Ministry of Interior to the Presidency of the Community of Madrid.

The Casa de Correos, designed by architect Jaime Marquet, is responsible for the beauty of the Puerta del Sol: in order to host the many Ministries it was required that it there was a high level of security so they proceeded to demolish the houses and buildings that surrounded the building,  resulting in this great space that today is centre of pilgrimage for all who visit Madrid.

Casa Correos Puerta Sol Madrid

Besides being the oldest building in the square of Puerta del Sol, the Casa de Correos holds the clock tower that is responsible for announcing, with its famous bells, the entry into the New Year and that gathers thousands of people every 31 December to celebrate on its streets.

If you’re thinking of a trip to Madrid, we propose a short list of unique hotels in Puerta del Sol. A real journey to the centre of Madrid.

· Hotel Petit Palace Londres

· Hotel Petit Palace Puerta del Sol

· Hotel Petit Palace Plaza Mayor

· Hotel Petit Palace Posada del Peine