Guidebook for Madrid

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Guidebook for Madrid

Food Scene

Traditional restaurant making cocido stew, XVIIth century style in clay pots, very near to the flat. A filling meal.
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LA BOLA
5 C. de la Bola
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Traditional restaurant making cocido stew, XVIIth century style in clay pots, very near to the flat. A filling meal.
Cheap, fantastic first course, second course, dessert and drink for 12 Euros lunch time, Monday to Friday. Excellent value for money, bottles of quality wine for fifteen euros
Emma Cocina
4 Pl. de San Miguel
Cheap, fantastic first course, second course, dessert and drink for 12 Euros lunch time, Monday to Friday. Excellent value for money, bottles of quality wine for fifteen euros
Wonderful tapas in the bar counter for an affordable price. This is the expensive restaurant inside is the ideal place for a splurge. It is the Theatre of the Opera, de facto "official" restaurant, go for white and red house wines and the "jamón serrano flautín" (Spanish ham small sandwich). Enormous croquets and free apperitivs with drinks at the counter.
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Taberna del Alabardero de Madrid
6 C. de Felipe V
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Wonderful tapas in the bar counter for an affordable price. This is the expensive restaurant inside is the ideal place for a splurge. It is the Theatre of the Opera, de facto "official" restaurant, go for white and red house wines and the "jamón serrano flautín" (Spanish ham small sandwich). Enormous croquets and free apperitivs with drinks at the counter.
Wonderful delicatessen under an Art Nouveaux (Arts and Crafts) market, with everything Spanish for sale, all sorts of TAPAS.
Plaza de San Miguel
Plaza de San Miguel
Wonderful delicatessen under an Art Nouveaux (Arts and Crafts) market, with everything Spanish for sale, all sorts of TAPAS.
The prettiest cake shop in Madrid. Gorgeous cakes and pastries.
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El Riojano
10 C. Mayor
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The prettiest cake shop in Madrid. Gorgeous cakes and pastries.

Arts & Culture

The Palace Museum and visit is a must. A Royal experience of Historic significance
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Palacio Real station
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The Palace Museum and visit is a must. A Royal experience of Historic significance
This was the convent where all the Hapsburg Dynasty ladies conspired behind the scenes to control Europe. Lovely chapels and outstanding XVIth century frescoes, A must, right behind the flat.
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Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
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This was the convent where all the Hapsburg Dynasty ladies conspired behind the scenes to control Europe. Lovely chapels and outstanding XVIth century frescoes, A must, right behind the flat.
Another jewel of the Spanish barroque on your doorstep.
Convent of the Encarnación, Bilbao
1 Plaza de la Encarnación
Another jewel of the Spanish barroque on your doorstep.
Romantic Spain in its prime. The Palace of the leader of the Carlistas movement. Ladies are going to love it, a 10 minute walk from the flat.
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Museo Cerralbo
17 C. de Ventura Rodríguez
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Romantic Spain in its prime. The Palace of the leader of the Carlistas movement. Ladies are going to love it, a 10 minute walk from the flat.
A splendorous square from the XVII Century, where the first bullfights were held
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Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
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A splendorous square from the XVII Century, where the first bullfights were held
The Museum of the Royal Chapel of San Francisco el Grande. The Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace, do not miss Goya's frescos
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Basilica of San Francisco el Grande, Madrid
1 C. San Buenaventura
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The Museum of the Royal Chapel of San Francisco el Grande. The Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace, do not miss Goya's frescos
One of the art galleries in the world.
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Museo Nacional del Prado
23 C. de Ruiz de Alarcón
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One of the art galleries in the world.
One of the best Contemporanean Art collections in Europe
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
8 P.º del Prado
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One of the best Contemporanean Art collections in Europe

Sightseeing

When Madrid was the center of the world, enjoy and visit its Barroque churches
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Plaza de la Paja
Plaza de la Paja
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When Madrid was the center of the world, enjoy and visit its Barroque churches
Enjoy its Renaissance and Barroque churches, as it is World Heritage. When Madrid was the center of the world, these were its churches.
Plaza de los Carros
Plaza de los Carros
Enjoy its Renaissance and Barroque churches, as it is World Heritage. When Madrid was the center of the world, these were its churches.
Mudejar (Arabic Spanish); Gothic; Plateresco (Spanish Renaissance), and Baroque Architecture in one the most beautiful squares in Madrid. The contract for the expediton of Cristopher Colombus to America, was signed in one of the buildings of this square
Plaza de la Villa
Plaza de la Villa
Mudejar (Arabic Spanish); Gothic; Plateresco (Spanish Renaissance), and Baroque Architecture in one the most beautiful squares in Madrid. The contract for the expediton of Cristopher Colombus to America, was signed in one of the buildings of this square

Drinks & Nightlife

Tons of wine bars and tapas bars, with little clubs, not just for youngsters. Besides a variety of restaurants in the vicinity. It is the Cavas, where wine was stored in the XVIIth century. Lots of fun and healthy nightlife. Go for Rioja and Ribera del Duero red wines by the glass, as well as Albariño and Rueda for whites
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Cava Baja
Calle de la Cava Baja
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Tons of wine bars and tapas bars, with little clubs, not just for youngsters. Besides a variety of restaurants in the vicinity. It is the Cavas, where wine was stored in the XVIIth century. Lots of fun and healthy nightlife. Go for Rioja and Ribera del Duero red wines by the glass, as well as Albariño and Rueda for whites

Shopping

Gorgeous
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El Corte Inglés Seguros Correduría
2 Pl. del Callao
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Gorgeous
Luxury
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Serrano station
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Luxury
That is where the largest Zaras and Primarks and the lot are grouped. This is so in a street that might remind of New York, because of a few pretence skyscrapers and tall buildings. Right behind the flat
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Calle Gran Vía
Calle Gran Vía
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That is where the largest Zaras and Primarks and the lot are grouped. This is so in a street that might remind of New York, because of a few pretence skyscrapers and tall buildings. Right behind the flat

Parks & Nature

The Royal gardens, a beauty
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Cta.san Vicente-cadarso station
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The Royal gardens, a beauty
A forest very near to the flat, with a wonderful 7 km river park ideal for cycling. You can access it by feet, after a de rigueur visit to the Palace Gardens, open to the public and free.
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Casa de Campo
1 P.º de la Prta del Ángel
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A forest very near to the flat, with a wonderful 7 km river park ideal for cycling. You can access it by feet, after a de rigueur visit to the Palace Gardens, open to the public and free.

Getting Around

Metro station by the flat, not very far from Sol and other central metro stations. It is perfectly connected with taxis on your doorstep and bus lines.
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Opera station
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Metro station by the flat, not very far from Sol and other central metro stations. It is perfectly connected with taxis on your doorstep and bus lines.
Train station with access to Opera metro station, by the flat, and the Airport, door to door.
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Príncipe Pío
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Train station with access to Opera metro station, by the flat, and the Airport, door to door.