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A journey to Galdós’ Madrid through his books

By | 3 June, 2020 | 0 comments

El Madrid de Galdós

On the occasion of the centenary of the death of the famous writer Benito Pérez Galdós, we dive into his work to discover that other Madrid of the 19th century, so different and yet so recognisable, which has been portrayed in his novels.

They tell about Galdós, and he himself confirms this in texts written as prologues to reprints of his works and correspondence, Read full article






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5 neighbourhoods in Madrid to explore without a car and with a safe social distance guaranteed

By | 20 May, 2020 | 0 comments

Calles peatonales Madrid

Did you know that, since 15 May our city has pedestrianised more than 28.9 kilometres of streets so that you can walk up and down them freely?

It’s just one of the measures implemented by Madrid City Council recently in order to help guarantee social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 08:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 22:00, Read full article

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Madrid, the world’s second city for green spaces

By | 13 May, 2020 | 0 comments

Casa de Campo de Madrid

Did you know that Madrid is the city with the second-most trees in the whole world? With a whopping total of 248,000 it’s only topped by the capital of Japan, Tokyo. In February this year, Madrid was recognised by the UN and the Arbor Day Foundation as a ‘Tree City of the World’, a distinction bestowed on a total of 60 cities around the world including Madrid, Read full article

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Facts that you might not know about the Mercado de San Miguel

By | 6 May, 2020 | 0 comments

Mercado de San Miguel

Just a stone’s throw from the Hotel Liabeny, in the heart of Madrid’s historic quarter, is this famous two-storey market that in recent years has become one of the most cutting-edge spaces in the capital. With a vintage façade and an unmistakable iron structure, the Mercado de San Miguel market provides visitors with thrilling experiences both day and night. Read full article

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The mystery of the ‘marker stones’ of the Puerta de Alcalá

By | 15 April, 2020 | 0 comments

Hitos Cañada Real

You might have seen them before on your travels to Madrid. They’re basically two small monoliths found on opposite sides of the Plaza de la Independencia, home to the world-famous Puerta de Alcalá.

These two granite marker stones bear a curious inscription: “DROVEWAY OF 75.23 m”. In fact, they’re the last two boundary marks in existence corresponding to the former royal droveways. Read full article

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The legendary elf of El Retiro

By | 8 April, 2020 | 0 comments

Duende Retiro

Madrid is a city full of secrets and hidden corners. El Retiro Park, the city’s green lung, is no exception: here we can feel an almost magical connection to the legends of the past. This is the story of the elf of El Retiro, and once you have read it you will want to rush to Madrid to look for the infamous creature. Read full article

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4 things you probably did not know about Madrid’s Casón del Buen Retiro

By | 1 April, 2020 | 0 comments

Casón del Buen Retiro

There is a stunning building on C/ Alfonso XII that stands majestically alone, easily identifiable by its façade’s four perfect columns and neoclassical style. It is none other than the Casón del Buen Retiro, an enigmatic building whose history is a fascinating and little-known tale we will share in this post.

1) It was originally a ballroom

It is mostly known for being annexed to El Prado Museum, Read full article

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5 minutes away: Convent of Las Descalzas Reales

By | 18 March, 2020 | 0 comments

Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

 

This week we continue our series of articles about lesser known monuments in the city centre that can be visited by walking only 5 minutes from our hotel in Puerta del Sol.

With its brick walls and plateresque façade, this religious building inhabited by cloistered nuns since 1559 is a living, breathing part of Madrid’s history. Read full article

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5 minutes away: The Royal Academy of Medicine

By | 11 March, 2020 | 0 comments

Real Academia Medicina

 

Though you won’t be able to go in, the wonderful façade of the Royal Academy of Medicine is well worth a visit. As it is only a 5-minute walk away from our hotel, we recommend you take a moment to admire this beautiful neoclassical building on C/ Arrieta, next to the Royal Theatre.

The most impressive part are the two commanding caryatids that flank the door representing Atlas, Read full article

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5 minutes away: Royal Monastery of the Incarnation

By | 4 March, 2020 | 0 comments

Cúpula de la iglesia del Real Monasterio de la EncarnaciónCúpula de la iglesia del Real Monasterio de la Encarnación

Thanks to its privileged location in the heart of Madrid, several historical buildings that are well worth a visit are only 5 minutes’ walk away from our hotel. Some of them are well known – such as the Royal Theatre or the Almudena Cathedral – and others, less so. This is the case of the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation, Read full article

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