The beautiful city of Madrid serves the global traveler an amalgamation of Spain’s glorious history and modern culture on a platter. From the medieval heights of the Spanish monarchy to its modern monarchs in the football clubs of Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, this Spanish capital has seen it all! Madrid is an art lover’s paradise, with museums and galleries lined with old masters and contemporary talent. Begin with the famous trio of Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza for a taste of Goya and Velázquez, as well as works of Picasso, Dalí and Miró. The landscaped gardens and boulevards lined with baroque mansions are a fitting frame for the lively tapas bars, trendy restaurants and taverns overflowing with good food and wine. All set to the pulsating beats of flamencos and Madrid’s reggaeton: Buena Vida!
Prado & Sofia Reina Museum
El Retiro Park
Recommended Spain Tours
Places: Madrid (2 days) → Seville (2) → Granada (3) → Córdoba (2) → Madrid (1)
Tour Highlights: Royal Palace, Prado & Sofia Reina Museum, El Retiro Park, Gran Via, Royal Alcázar, Cathedral...
Hospes Puerta de Alcala is located in the heart of the city, steps from the iconic Puerta de Alcala and El Retiro Park. Enjoy an indulgent stay in well-appointed ensuite rooms with wooden floors and contemporary décor in soothing colors.
Hotel Emperador is ideally situated at the heart of the city along the prestigious Gran Via. Minutes from attractions such as the Royal Palace and the famous Puerta del Sol square, this contemporary hotel promises you a comfortable stay.
URSO Hotel and Spa sits strategically tucked between the central districts of Chamberí, Tribunal, and Chueca. Housed in a historic building built by famous architect Jose Maria Mendoza Ussia, this indulgent hotel seamlessly blends tradition with modernity.