Madrid is the capital city of Spain, and is located almost exactly in the geographical centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Madrid is the largest city in Spain and has a population (city) of 3.228 million (July 2005) and 5.843 million (metropolitan area). Madrid is best known for its great cultural and artistic heritage, a good example of which is the El Prado museum. Madrid also boasts some of the liveliest nightlife in the world.

Hotels in Madrid

Apartamentos Goya 75 Score 6.3 from 44 reviews
General Pardiñas 13 6.3/10
-Dry cleaning/laundry service (not included in the price) -Satelite including English, French and German Channels ... more
NH Parque Avenidas Score 7.95 from 85 reviews
Biarritz, 2 7.95/10
The outdoor swimming pool is open from mid June until August. For more information please contact the hotel. ... more
Urban G.L Score 8.425 from 185 reviews
Carrera San Jerónimo, 34 8.43/10
This boutique hotel houses the Egyptian Museum and a permanent display of art from Papua New Guinea. The Urban G.L. has a small rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace. The hotel has beautiful design, and facilities include a gym and steam bath. There are also 3 varied restaurants, a glass lobby bar and a cocktail bar on the roof. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free wired internet, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Gallery is 200 metres away. There is easy access to the Puerta del Sol and the rest of the Art Triangle. The décor of the hotel and the rooms includes special lighting, natural wood and stone and Oriental art. ... more
4C Bravo Murillo Score 8.2 from 265 reviews
Bravo Murillo, 180 8.2/10
The 4C Bravo Murillo hotel is located near Cuatro Caminos, in the commercial area of Madrid. It is a short walk from the famous Bernabeu football stadium. The hotel offers comfortable, good-value accommodation. The rooms have extra-long beds and 26-inch (66 cm) plasma TV. The en suite bathrooms have hairdryers and heated towel racks. The Bravo Murillo has excellent transport links to the city centre. Estrecho metro station is right next to the hotel. The AZCA business area is also less than 1km away. ... more
Eurostars Gran Madrid Score 8.625 from 127 reviews
Avenida de la Vega, 22 8.63/10
The hotel offers every morning a delicious full breakfast. Opening times: Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 10:00 Weekend and bank holidays from 07:30 to 11:30 The restaurant El Foro serves Mediterranean and International cuisine made from first quality products. It is open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday. Lunch and dinner are not available on Sundays and public holidays. ... more
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Panoramic Madrid by Night Tour 1.5 hours

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing coach tour of Madrid by night. Travel throughout the most interesting avenues and squares of the city and past Madrid's spectacular floodlit fountains. This is a great way to get to know the main monuments and orientate yourself with this Spanish city.

Depending on the time of year, you may also be lucky to enjoy the amazing illuminated monuments.

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Toledo, El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen 9 hours

Toledo, El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen

Travel south of Madrid approximately 44 miles (71 kilometers) to the glorious city of Toledo, the capital of Spain in medieval times and setting for the famous paintings of El Greco. Towering towards the sky of Castile, surrounded by the river Tajo, the city is a National Monument to Spain's art, history and spirituality.

Throughout the town you can appreciate the different architectural styles of Arabic, Mudejar Gothic and Renaissance whilst walking through its charming narrow and steeped streets. A guide will accompany you on a visit to the outside of the Cathedral which is an outstanding example from the Spanish Gothic period.

You will also visit the St. Tome Church where the masterpiece from El Greco is located "The Burial from the Lord of Orgaz", The Synagogue from Sta. Ma La Blanca, St. Juan of the King and a gothic style monastery. You will spend 2 to 3 hours in Toledo.

El Escorial Monastery, founded by Philip II in the 16th Century, is the largest Spanish building of the Renaissance. It was originally built to provide a place where the King could live the life of a monk whilst ruling the Spanish Empire. Enjoy a guided tour (including entrance fees) of the Austria's Palace, Kings Pantheon, Infants Pantheon, Capitular Rooms and the Basilica.

Located only 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) north of El Escorial lies the Valley of the Fallen, a vast Basilica excavated inside of the mountain, on top of which looms a gigantic granite monument. This majestic cross was built by General Franco to remember the dead of Spain's Civil War. The entire complex is surrounded by a landscape of unique beauty. Enjoy a guided tour inside the Basilica.

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Catedral de La Almudena

Catedral de La Almudena

The Cathedral of the Almudena lies besides the Palacio Real forming a unit. It was built by popular subscription and the works lasted more than 100 years.

It is worth visiting both the cathedral and the crypt (by a door in the south wall).

type:Churches and Cathedrals
tel:91 542 22 00

Park de Berlin

This park is decorated with various sculptures made by stones from the former Berlin wall.
It's a nice location to go for a little walk or relax if you live in the neighbourhood - but expecting a tourist attraction you might be disappointed.


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