The Gran Vía of Madrid is the best-known street of the capital and its construction caused an important restructuring in the Madrid of the beginning of the 20th century. This boulevard connects the Salamanca and Argüelles districts and brings together shops, restaurants and some of the most emblematic buildings in the capital. Walking along the Gran Vía is like walking along one of the city's main shopping streets where modern shops coexist with more traditional ones, cinemas, and theatres and where there is an atmosphere all day long. Some of the famous buildings in this mythical Madrid street are the Metropolis Building and the Carrion Building.
Un canto a la alegría, a la vida y a la resistencia frente a las dificultades.
Frida fue capaz de transformar su inmovilidad en oportunidad y su sufrimiento en una energía que la hizo inmortal. Frida es un verdadero icono del mundo contemporáneo.
Botánico is considered to be one of the best bars in the Malasaña district. It is a different and original space that has two floors full of vegetation and vertical gardens. There, you can enjoy the best atmosphere and the most sophisticated cocktails, and all this accompanied by the best music by its DJ.
Madrid's Teatro Real is one of the city's most emblematic buildings. It is located in the Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace. Opened in 1850, it was one of the most important theatres in Europe for 75 years, until a collapse caused it to remain closed for 41 years.
El Retiro is the most important park in Madrid and one of the favourite places for both locals and tourists. Built in the middle of the 17th century for the enjoyment of King Felipe IV, it is a large green space of 118 hectares full of corners to visit.
Casa Dani was founded more than a quarter of a century ago in the Mercado de la Paz in Madrid. The excellent market cuisine prepared there is the work of Lola Cuerda, cook and wife of Dani, the founder of the restaurant. The star dish is undoubtedly the tortilla de patata (potato omelette), which is reputed to be one of the best in the city. Callos a la madrileña, snails and salmorejo are other unmissable recipes on any visit to Casa Dani.
The National Library was founded by King Philip V at the end of 1711 (then called the Royal Library). Its headquarters on Paseo de Recoletos houses a copy of all the books published in Spain.
Located in the Plaza de San Miguel, next to the Plaza Mayor, the historic San Miguel Market is today a gastronomic space that preserves the original iron structure of the old market, which was opened in 1916.
The collection of the Prado Museum in Madrid, which was opened in 1819, mainly shows paintings from the 16th to the 19th century.
The ThyssenBornemisza Museum, located in the Palacio de Villahermosa, is one of the most important art museums in Madrid
El Rastro is a flea market in Madrid with more than 400 years of history that is held on Sundays and holidays in the famous La Latina neighbourhood..
The Salamanca district is one of the most elegant and stately in Madrid. Characterised by its stately facades, wide avenues, gardens, restaurants or terraces.