Category: Madrid

Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

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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. Continue Reading

Parque de Atracciones de Madrid

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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 youngest. Continue Reading

Madrid tourist attractions

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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. Continue Reading

Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Museum

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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. Continue Reading

Madrid, San Francisco Basilica

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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. Continue Reading

Shopping in Madrid

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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, or you may want a flea market atmosphere. Madrid has it all. Continue Reading

El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen tour from Madrid

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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. Continue Reading

Madrid Puerta del Sol

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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 delightful part of the city. Continue Reading

Madrid Prado Museum

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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. Continue Reading

Accomodation in Madrid

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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. Otherwise, if you don’t mind sharing a bathroom, you can stay in one of the many budget hotels. Continue Reading