Posts with category Guías Madrid

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






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

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

Tutankhamun in Madrid

By | 5 February, 2020 | 0 comments

Tutankhamon The famous burial mask of King Tutankhamun is housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt. The 11-kg mask is made of gold, glass and gemstones. The Nemes headdress features a vulture, symbolising sovereignty over Upper Egypt, and a cobra, for sovereignty over Lower Egypt.

Egyptian civilisation was born thousands of years ago on the shores of the Nile. Read full article

Traditional Christmas confectionery in Madrid

By | 2 January, 2020 | 0 comments

Dulces navideños en Madrid

One of the most important parts of a Christmas party is, of course, the food, and that’s true in Madrid and every other city in Spain.  Christmas is a time for eating and big family dinners that often result in very full bellies. It is also the perfect time to enjoy desserts, and that’s why there are a whole host of typical festive sweets. Read full article

The best souvenirs of Madrid

By | 13 March, 2019 | 0 comments

Los mejores souvenirs de Madrid

If you come to Madrid, you will surely leave with a whole host of happy memories… but you will also want to take some souvenirs home with you for your nearest and dearest. Any shopping list of Madrid souvenirs is likely to be lengthy, but luckily, the Puerta del Sol and Gran Vía area, where our hotel is located, Read full article

Discover Vuelve a Madrid and save on your upcoming visits

By | 18 July, 2018 | 0 comments

Vuelve a Madrid

Can you imagine being a member of something which allows you to access all the offers which exist in a city for nothing in return? Well, this is now a reality, especially if Madrid is your next destination, because just by joining the website www.vuelveamadrid.com you will have access to an endless number of offers for restaurants, Read full article

The Royal Theatre, Madrid’s opera house, celebrates its 200th birthday

By | 20 January, 2018 | 0 comments

teatro-real-madrid

 

Known popularly as “El Real”, Madrid’s opera house stands proud in Plaza de Oriente, one of the most famous squares in the centre of Madrid. This year, 2018, sees it celebrate its 200th birthday since work began on its construction on April 23, 1818. Today, after many vicissitudes, it has become one of Europe’s main opera theatres in its own right, Read full article

The magic of stand-up comedy. Where to enjoy it in Madrid

By | 25 June, 2017 | 1 comment

Monologos en Madrid

Laughter is the elixir of life. The more laughter and smiles, the longer and happier you will live (or so they say). If you are going to be in Madrid and you fancy watching some comedy, we recommend the following venues and theatres where you can enjoy some excellent stand-up performances.

Beer Station – On Cuesta de Sto. Read full article

The best places to see Madrid from a bird’s eye view

By | 14 May, 2017 | 0 comments

Vista Pajaro

When they talk about “From Madrid to the stars”, it’s not just a saying. What is there beyond our stunning city? However, thinking about it… Why not see Madrid from the sky? Here are five places where you can enjoy our city from a bird’s eye view.

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