The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian [...]
Apart from its unbeatable location, this original and exciting means of transport links Madrid to one of the green spaces that acts as a lung for the city: Casa de Campo. Extremely modern thanks to its high tech, reliability and safety, this transport covers 2.5 kilometres that combine a cultural visit and contact with nature.
Imax Madrid offers its visitors the most advanced projection system in history. It is possible to get into a sound and light show that will make you feel there is another dimension, a challenge to your senses, with three impressive screens that will literally surround you and make you feel you are the main character: [...]
Come and enjoy the best Karting track in Europe: over 2,800 m2 long and full of exciting bends. Sport at its peak and loads of fun are guaranteed, not only on the karting track but also on the 600 m2 of children’s area, in the Q-zar maze and the Paintball court.
Based on a project designed by Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, this nature reserve is a different way of seeing animals in danger of extinction. Animals do not suffer from the effect of captivity since they have vast natural spaces that resemble their natural habitat. Hence, the high reproduction levels, without any artificial manipulation.
Visiting this nature park is like experiencing with your five senses different ecosystems. You can walk through the jungle and feel the heat, the moisture and tropical storms, in the midst of the amount of species that live in it. You can also learn about the largest polar ecosystem in Europe and see different bird [...]
The only covered snow slope in Spain offers visitors the opportunity to ski and snowboard all year round. A snow park where you can jump and learn tricks. A changing configuration offering a wide variety of different challenges. 18,000 m2 dedicated only to the world of snow.
One of the most comprehensive and avant-garde parks in Europe, it has all the services and leisure time offer needed to suit everyone’s taste. Warner Park is designed as a dynamic, imaginative and richly varied scenario inviting everyone to discover the excitement and world of Hollywood films.
The best thing to do when the summer comes is to combine water, sun, the open air and fun in a water park. Water, as the driver of attractions, moves visitors on through exciting and unexpected surprises – opaque slides with turns, bends, falls and inclines, and for very sporting visitors, areas full of plenty [...]
It is the only one in Europe that holds within the same space a Zoo, a Dolphinarium, an Aquarium, an Aviary and other facilities such as a pavilion called “Mysterious Nature”, where the visitor can see reptiles, amphibians and fish, or “The Small Farm”, with domestic farm animals.
It is the most comprehensive and modern amusement park in the city of Madrid, with over 40 attractions located in the different areas within the park, where every visitor can find the amusement ride they like best. From challenging Big Dippers to a quiet walk through a natural landscape or areas specially designed for the [...]
Madrid has a long and complex history. Center of power of a monarchy that for centuries ruled half the world, it is now one of the major tourist spots of Europe. Once ground zero of the Spanish Inquisition it is now best known for its zestful nightclubs, outstanding shopping centers and life-celebrating art.
The name may be a challenge for English speakers, but Madrid’s newest art museum is very easy to love for individuals of any nationality. Drawn from the possessions collected over generations of a wealthy family, the contents form one of the greatest gatherings of paintings in the world.
The church of San Francisco is one of Madrid’s most important buildings and offers a fascinating tour. With a dome larger than that of St. Paul’s Cathedral it is an architectural marvel. Filled with paintings and sculpture, it is also an art lover’s treat.
While perhaps not as well known for it as London or New York, Madrid has dozens of excellent places to shop. Whether you’re looking for a valuable antique or just a simple gift for someone back home, Madrid has much to offer. You may be looking for exclusive shops – of which there are many, [...]
Experience the grandeur of the El Escorial monastery on a guided half-day trip from Madrid. Afterwards, visit the poignant Valley of the Fallen monument erected in memory of the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. Gain insights into Spain’s intriguing history at these symbolic monuments reflecting the Spanish monarchy, church and 20th-century conflict.
Spanish for ‘Gate of the Sun’, Puerta del Sol is one of Madrid’s most popular tourist destinations. At its center lies the paving slab just outside the Casa de Correos that marks the spot from which radiates the six main highways traversing Spain. It is a good point from which to begin to explore this [...]
One of the most visited tourist spots in Madrid, the Prado Museum is home to over 7,000 paintings. Though the emphasis is heavily on the three most famous Spanish masters – Goya, Velzquez and El Greco – there are major and minor masterpieces from dozens of other artists.
Madrid has a vast number of hotel rooms – around 50 000. With such a large number, there is always somewhere appropriate for the visitor to stay. Madrid accounts for well over a third of all the luxury hotels in Spain. You can pamper yourself at The Ritz as long as money is no obstacle. [...]