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-CITY OF MADRID

Our privileged location in the historical centre of Madrid allows our clients to enjoy all the most beautiful and turistical places of the city, even while you take a little walk. That is why we have designed a couple of little routes among the city, so you can see at a glance many of the places you cannot lose in our city. There are some other interesting points which are out of the routes just for a time matter, as many are a little farer from the centre.

Route 1: Puerta Sol - Plaza de Oriente - Plaza de España

Puerta del Sol
- Puerta del Sol. Just 5 minutes far from the hostal, we can see this famous place, which is the 0 km. for all the roads of Spain. The building in the foto is the one of the government of the Comunidad de Madrid , but this building is specially known for the traditional celebration of New Years Eve. We will then take Arenal st. to go to the following point.
Plaza de Oriente

- Plaza de Oriente: Royal Theatre and Royal Palace . This is an obligated stop in any visit to Madrid, as in the same square we can see some of the most important places of Madrid. The first building and most important is the Royal Palace (in the photo) and on the other side of the square and just in front, the Toyal Thatre. We cannot forget the Almudena Cathedral, on the left side of the Royal Palace, as well as all the gardens like Jardín del Moro, or all the statues in the square.

On the right side, we will go to Plaza de España, but before we will see the Senate.

 

Spain's square

. Plaza de España. In this square we will see two big buildings, in its moment the highest ones, the Torre de Madrid (Madrid´s Tower) and the Edificio España (Spain's building)

Obviously we cannot forget of the statues located in the center of the square, representing among others , Don Quijote and Sancho Panza, the protagonists of the Spanish most-famous book "El Quijote".

Route 2: Cibeles - Paseo del Prado - Retiro - Puerta de Alcalá

Metropolis building

- Cross Gran Vía - Alcalá. Walking along Gran Vía, we will find in the point where Gran Via and Alcala meet each other. We can see buildings like the one in the photo, the Circulo de Bellas Artes or the Iglesia de San José (Saint Joseph's Church).

From this point we can also see our next stop, the Cibeles square.

Palacio de las Telecomunicaciones

- Plaza de Cibeles: In this place we can see 4 splendid buildings. On the right side of Alcala as we come from Gran Via, there is the Banco de España (Bank of Spain), which is the Spanish Central Bank.. On the left side of Alcala we will find the Cuartel General del Ejército, which translated is the Military General Headquarters. Once in the square, the main building we will see is the one in the photo, the Palacio de Telecomunicaciones, which is now the central of the post company Correos but in the nearly future will be the Madrid's City Council . Finally, on the left side of this building there is the Casa de América . But surely the one which gets more photos from the tourists is the statue in the centre of the square, the Cibeles goddess..

Once here, we can continue walking through Alcala st. to the Puerta de Alcalá, go to Paseo del Prado in direction to the Museo del Prado or go to Plaza de Colon.

 

Prado museum

- 1. Museo del Prado: After walking 5 minutes from Cibeles, we will see one of the most important museums on Earth, the Prado. You can find more information, virtual visits, shopping and more in the web:: http://museoprado.mcu.es/

The Museo del Prado is part of the "Art Triangle" composed by this museem, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, all very near..

Colon's square

- 2. Plaza de Colón: Also just 5 minutes from Cibeles, we can see the Colon Square, in memory to the mariner who discovered America.

On the other side of the square there is the Museo de Cera (Wax Museum), where you can take a nice moment to relax...or not.

Puerta de Alcalá
- 3. Puerta de Alcalá: Although there are many "puertas" in Madrid, like Puerta de Toledo or Puerta de Principe Pío, this is undoubtely the most known and famous. On the right side there is an entrance to the also most famous park of Madrid, el Retiro.