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Madrid The Walk of the Arts

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The Glass House in Parque del Tetiro Park


Contents 2 Museums 4 attractions 6 Dining 8 Relax 10 I Love madrid 12 Dance


Prado

The Prado Museum is one of the most prestigious art museums in the world. Alongside Velázquez’s Las Meninas and Goya’s The 3rd of May 1808 in Madrid: The Executions on Principe Pío Hill, the galleries are packed with masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools. Storing over 8,000 artworks, the Prado Museum offers an expansive survey of Western painting, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. We recommend you read a guidebook to prepare for your visit. Make sure you spend at least a full morning or afternoon at the museum, but that you don’t try to see the whole permanent collection in one day.

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Museums of Madrid


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Thyssen Bornemisza Occupying a Neo-Classical mansion from 1806, many critics see this museum as the world’s most important private art collection. Assembled by Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and his son Hans Heinrich, it illustrates the history of Western art from the primitive Flemish and Italian painters, to 20th century Pop Art.


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Mercado de San Miguel Today it is the last iron market hall in Madrid. Other, older iron covered markets have all been demolished. The market started its new life in 2009 when it reopened with 33 vendors selling fresh produce, fish, pasta, meat and even cookbooks in a beautiful and pleasant atmosphere. There are also a number of cafĂŠs and mini-restaurants which offer specialty food, from tapas to foreign food. For the thirsty visitors there are several bars offering everything from coffee or beer to wine and champaign

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Attractions of Madrid


Parque del Retiro The Retiro Park was created as a royal park; it belonged to the Real Sitio del Buen Retiro palace. In 1632, the palace was built by King Philips IV as a retreat for the Royal family. Another notable item on display Alfonso XII Monument, Retiro Park Alfonso XII Monument is the cross that Columbus took with him to the New World. The other surviving building is the Cas贸n del Buen Retiro, a museum with a collection of 19th and 20th century paintings. Close to the northern entrance of the Parque del Retiro is a large artificial lake, the Estanque del Retiro. More to the south is another, much smaller lake. At the edge of the lake is a beautiful glass building, the Palacio de Cristal.


CALAMARI SANDWICH Highly Ranked 1 Restaurante Alabaster 2 El Club Allard 3 Algarabia 4 Bahia Taberna 5 La Era Restaurante 6 Vinos de Bellota 7 Trattoria Pizzeria Passaparola 8 La Tragantua 9 Restaurante Castilla 10 La Pizzateca 6

Dining in Madrid

With just two ingredients as simple as bread and calamari, Madrid is home to a culinary specialty that brings every tourist visiting the city to add to his or her list of “must-sees” the bars on Plaza Mayor that specialise in this kind of sandwich. And the truth is, that after a long day touring the city’s landmark sites, there is no better option than to stop in the historic centre to have a calamari sandwich with an ice-cold beer.


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R Relax

Hammam Ayala Spa

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Relax in Madrid

Treat yourself to a spa treatment! For the ultimate way to help relax, consider an exfoliating treatment at Hamamm Ayala, or stop by the Aveda Salon for one of their many spa services.


Private Tour

Explore the vibrant capital city of Spain: Madrid Spanish capital. on this tour you can admire the streets of modern Spain and great artwork. See all the highlights of Madrid such as: Gran Via, Plaza de Espana, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Europa, Casa de Campo (largest park in Madrid), the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum. See the home of Spanish football team Real Madrid with a visit to San Diego de Bernabeu Stadium


THE ROYAL PALACE AND ARMOURY Home to the Kings of Spain from Carlos III to Alfonso XIII, Madrid’s Royal Palace is now open to the public. Though it is no longer the royal family’s home, it continues to be their official residence. The decoration of the palace’s rooms and their layout has gradually changed over the years as the building has been adapted to suit the needs of its residents. The Royal Armoury is one of the most significant collections of its kind, comprising weapons and armour worn by the Kings of Spain and other members of the Royal Family since the 13th century.

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I Love Madrid


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I Love Madrid


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Dance in Madrid

Night Life Madrid never sleeps. By day, culture invades every corner of the city, but when the sun goes down, it’s the turn of the most glamorous venues, pubs playing all kinds of music and clubs that stay open until the early hours. All over Madrid, the huge range of nightlife guarantees you’ll always find somewhere that suits your style.


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Flamenco One thing is for sure: Madrid is the world capital of Flamenco. So that you can see for yourself, we suggest a tour to get a taste of the most authentic atmosphere. Tablaos and bars with live performances in which you can enjoy the best dance and the best music while sampling some delicious tapas.

Live Music

Every night, venues pertaining to the Live Music Venues Association La Noche en Vivo host a wide range of live music shows. Across the city you’ll find everything from acclaimed to up-and-coming artists, singer-songwriters to rock bands, jazz concerts or electronic music sessions to enjoy music at its best.


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Madrid Travel Catalog  

This booklet is a guide to popular and interesting travel spots around the city of Madrid, Spain.