Located in the very centre of Madrid, at the heart of the city. Its famous Bear and the Arbutus statue are the symbol of Madrid. Meeting point for many
Known as the Fountain of Cibeles, it is one of Madrid’s most photographed symbols. Next to it is the Palacio Cibeles, now a wonderful art centre: Centro Centro.
This amazing building, build between 1910 and 1918, used to be a Bank and is now home for the well-known Cervantes Institute. Visiting and enjoying the many cultural exhibitions held in there, makes it a must.
Build in 1630 after Count Duque of Olivares granted to the king (Felipe IV) the lands that Duque Fernán Nuñez had given him. From then on, only the monarchy enjoyed these gardens; a land having more than 1.180.000 m². Further on, in 1868, they where open to the public.
Also known as Palacio de Oriente. Guard change takes place every Wednesday from October to July at 11.00 am. The Royal Armoury is worth a visit: armouries, shields and all kind of weapons. This big collection is amongst the most important worldwide.
A very recommended visit. One of the most toured and renowned international museums. Home to XVI and XIX century paintings. Amongst its paintings we find master pieces from Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, El Bosco or Goya. The new building was designed by Rafael Moneo.
The building is crowned by Minerva’s sculpture, by Juan Luis Vassallo. It is made of bronze and represents the Roman goddess of wisdom and arts, emblem of the cultural centre since its foundation. From the rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA) you may enjoy magnificent views of Madrid.
Located in the very centre of the city, very close from the Gran Vía, and a shopping mile together with Preciados street, Sol and Ópera. It is said that 113 million people walk along these streets yearly. A 24 hour place, very dynamic and entertaining. A must would be paying a visit and taking a picture with the Alcázar twins, known as the ¨Heavys of Callao ¨.
Known as Hospital San Carlos in the XVI century, it centralised all the city hospitals. After many modifications and being expanded, it finally closed in 1965. Restoration works started in 1980 and in 1992 Reina Sofia museum opens its doors. In 2005 it open’s up Jean Nouvel’s architectural expansion, increasing its space a 60%.
Some relatives decided to stay for a night and two days in Madrid and they chose this hostel because of its great location, having everything really close. They simply loved it, clean simple rooms, very friendly.
Downtown. Kind receptionist and cosy rooms.
The facilities are great. I stayed there with some friends and everything was fine. The service is really good, rooms are clean and has a perfect location, excellent spot!
The bed was comfortable and wide. Great location. Very close to central and busy streets and, at the same time, in a rather peaceful area.
Wonderful location, walking distance to typical touristy areas of Madrid. We were three in a comfortable, clean room. Wonderful staff. We left our luggage over there for the whole day and had no troubles. Be it said we had many cases. Really good!
The receptionist was very helpful and most attentive with all the questions we made him. The location is really good, at the very centre of Plaza Santo Domingo, with a subway station, and few minutes walk from the hostel. The Gran Vía is also close by with its shopping centres. The area has much activity either during the day and at night. The rooms are very comfortable and the decoration is nice.