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Gastronomía al alcance de la mano en el Mercado de San Miguel

By | 2 March, 2015 | 0 comments

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If you consider yourself a foodie and you enjoy buying food for cooking at home or reaching out to pick the freshest apple, you cannot miss a visit to the famous San Miguel Market in Madrid, located approximately half a mile from our hotel by Puerta del Sol.

It’s located in the most traditional part of the city centre, in a historical and monumental spot full of literary details that take the visitor back in time. On Plaza de San Miguel is one of the markets with the most character not just in Madrid but around the world, receiving many visits from locals and tourists alike, who admire the quality of its products.

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Madrid, fuente de experiencias

By | 13 February, 2015 | 0 comments

Bernabeu TourThe city of the bear and the arbutus offers a never-ending list of attractions. In this article we will make a selection, starting with the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour. Who hasn’t dreamed about going to the legendary stadium of Real Madrid and seeing its cabinets filled with trophies and its commemorative rooms? Tickets cost 19 euros for adults and 13 for children, and with that you can enjoy privileged views of the stadium as well as the dressing rooms, benches and the spectacular cabinet that holds the 10 European Cups that the club has conquered throughout its 113-year history. More information and bookings here.

Another suggestion that you most certainly have thought about is riding one of those two-wheel bicycles for pedestrians. Their name? Segway, that’s the word you were looking for. On this page you can find Segway tours from 25 euros and planned itineraries so you do not have to worry about anything.

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Las cien caras de la Puerta del Sol

By | 31 January, 2015 | 0 comments

La Puerta del Sol hacia 1885

Since its creation, the Puerta del Sol has been subjected to numerous renovations, particularly in the last few decades. It is curious to observe how, with time, the same urban landscape and the same street outline can change so much in terms of aspect and main elements.

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Excursión otoñal a La Granja

By | 5 December, 2014 | 0 comments

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7 excursiones cortas para hacer desde Madrid

By | 10 November, 2014 | 0 comments

As well as the attractions that our city has to offer, its location in the heart of Spain makes it the ideal place to visit other beautiful cities that are located nearby.

Today we propose seven short day trips from Madrid that last less than a whole day. Medieval cities, ancient city walls, monuments and natural landscapes just a few hours away. You can leave in the morning and get back to our hotel for dinnertime and then go and enjoy Madrid’s nightlife ;)

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La paz de los templos

By | 26 August, 2014 | 0 comments

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Cómo llegar en transporte público al Hotel Liabeny

By | 9 May, 2014 | 0 comments

Metro en la Puerta del Sol

Fortunately, Madrid is excellently communicated which means that getting to our hotel on public transport is easy. If you are going to stay in the city for a few days and you were planning on getting around on public transport, we recommend that you check the rates of the multi-day tickets, that cover 1 to 7 days of unlimited transport.

Depending on whether you arrive to Madrid by train, bus or airplane, or even of your arrival time, we propose a different recommended route to arrive at Hotel Liabeny by the Puerta del Sol.

If you come to Madrid by airplane

The route from the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport takes less than one hour and the recommended route is the following itinerary:

  1. Take Metro Line 8 for five stops and get off at Nuevos Ministerios.
  2. Change onto the C-3 train towards Sol.
  3. Once at Sol, walk to the hotel (300 yards approximately).

If you arrive by train

  • Chamartín Station. The quickest option between 5.30am and 12.30am is to take the C-3 or C-4 regional trains towards Sol. The route takes less than 30 minutes and they leave approximately every 10 minutes.

However, if you arrive in Madrid between midnight and 2am, the best option is to take Line 1 of the Metro, which also leaves you at Sol. The average journey time is slightly longer (35 minutes) but they are more frequent and, especially, the timetable is broader after midnight.

  • Puerta de Atocha Station. The best option is to take the C-3 or C-4 trains towards Sol. The journey is approximately 10 minutes and trains are very frequent.

However, if you arrive in Madrid between midnight and 2am, you can take Metro Line 1 that also leaves you at Puerta del Sol.

If you arrive by bus

  • Moncloa Bus Station. There are two options: Metro (Line 3 to Puerta del Sol) or bus (Line 2 to Gran Vía). Both take less than 20 minutes.
  • Avenida de América Bus Station. The easiest route is by Metro: Line 6 to Manuel Becerra and change to Line 2 to Puerta del Sol.
  • Aluche Bus Station. The easiest route without changes is Metro Line 5 to Gran Vía, which is less than a 5-minute walk from our hotel.
  • Méndez Álvaro Bus Station. The recommended route is C-5 train from Méndez Álvaro to Atocha, and then change to C-3 or C-4 to Sol. Journey time of less than 20 minutes.

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El origen del nombre de la calle Preciados

By | 10 April, 2014 | 0 comments

Balanza antigua, instrumento de los almotacenes

Located in the heart of Madrid, between Plaza del Callao and the Puerta del Sol, tens of thousands of people walk through Calle Preciados every day. This is perhaps the busiest shopping street in the centre of Madrid and also the most expensive one: it occupies the #5 spot in the world ranking of streets with the highest rent price and it is located just fifty yards from our hotel.

However, few know the origin of its name. The street pays tribute to the Preciado brothers, who were beloved by the people of Madrid thanks to their excellent work as civil servants.

Our history goes back many centuries, back to 1490, when there was still a royal country house in this area that the monarchs used for leisure and recreation.

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Puentes de Madrid

By | 20 February, 2014 | 0 comments

1) Puente Segovia

The oldest bridge that crosses the Manzanares river, dating back to the period of King Felipe II. The king ordered one of favourite engineers to carry out the job, Don Juan de Herrera, who he also entrusted with other constructions such as the monastery of El Escorial and the palace of Aranjuez, among many others.

It is made of granite and characterizes itself for the semi-circular arch that decreases in size the further it goes away from the centre, with the two ends being the smallest.

Puente Segocia, de The City Project

2) Puente de Toledo

Its semi-circular arches and row of balconies are its most characteristic trait, producing a magical effect in the evenings and when the night falls as they reflect in the river’s waters. Of churrigueresque Baroque style, it was built between 1718 and 1732 by the architect Pedro de Ribera.

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3) Puente de los Franceses

Its original name was not this one but the locals ended up giving it its current one due to the nationality of its builders. It was built by the French in approximately 1860 in bricks and granite, with the aim of giving the railway an access to the city.

Puente de los Franceses, de Stable Mechanism

4) Puente de la Reina Victoria

Built in the early 20th century, this reinforced-concrete bridge with Modernist touches owes its name to Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. Queen Victoria, granddaughter of the famous British queen of the same name, reigned between 1906 and 1931 as the consort of King Alfonso XIII.

Puente de la Reina Victoria, de M. Martín Vicente

5) Twin bridges: Matadero and Invernadero

These are two identical bridges that cross Madrid Río and lead to the old Madrid slaughterhouse, today a cultural space where we can visit art exhibitions and see shows. They are built out of concrete and their vaults have been decorated with mosaics by Daniel Canogar.

Puentes gemelos, de druidabruxux

Casino de Madrid, patrimonio artístico

By | 28 May, 2013 | 0 comments

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