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The Madrid Tourist http://www.themadridtourist.com Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:01:25 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.3 Casa De Madrid Bed and Breakfast http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/casa-de-madrid-bed-and-breakfast.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/casa-de-madrid-bed-and-breakfast.html#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 11:16:19 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=70

Expect a luxury stay when visiting Casa De Madrid. Located in an 18th century building, the history of Madrid can truly be felt when staying here. We have many spacious rooms with balconies overlooking Madrid’s Royal Opera House. All guests are treated with luxury and the greatest hospitality, which makes them feel completely welcome.

The area is where the Habsburg dynasty built their legacy and Royal Palace, so there is plenty of history to endure. Tour assistance is available, and we are equipped with a bilingual and friendly staff. We want all guests to fully enjoy their stay in Madrid.

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Abracadabra Bed and Breakfast http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/abracadabra-bed-and-breakfast.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/abracadabra-bed-and-breakfast.html#comments Sun, 22 May 2011 11:15:47 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=68

Located on the same street as the Royal Palace, this wonderful B&B is a very safe and comfortable place to stay. This building was built in the late 19th century, but the amenities are completely modern and convenient. Our guests feel right at home with private bathrooms and a home- cooked breakfast everyday.

The Plaza Mayor is so close as well as other historically known sites in Madrid. This B&B is owned by a very friendly couple who love learning about other cultures. This is an ideal location to experience a charming trip to Madrid. Anyone would appreciate a honeymoon here or just a romantic getaway.

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Principe Atico Duplex Flat http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/principe-atico-duplex-flat.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/principe-atico-duplex-flat.html#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 11:15:13 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=66

This one bedroom two bathroom duplex is wonderfully decorated and located in the Old City Centre. Enjoy being able to walk to the Prado Museum and Thyssen while staying here. We are conveniently located near the remarkable Royal Palace. Equipped with all modern amenities, the Principe Atico Duplex will be comforting to relax in after a long day of sit-seeing.

Enjoy the Plaza Mayor as well as the Rastro market to receive the ultimate touring experience. After waking, the terrace is a great place to have breakfast while soaking up sun.

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Plaza Mayor Flat http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/plaza-mayor-flat.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/plaza-mayor-flat.html#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 11:14:40 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=64

The Plaza Mayor is very historical and has a breathtaking view from any angle. It has been reconstructed from fire 3 times, but it is rebuilt and beautiful. If a person visiting Madrid is staying for an extended amount of time, a flat would be a reasonable choice, and the experience of staying here would be a great one. This is an apartment with tons of amenities, and it is located in the heart of Madrid. Perfect for tourists, Plaza Mayor can conveniently house up to 6 people.

The balcony overlooks the Plaza Mayor with a breathtaking view of the city. This apartment is air-conditioned with internet and three bathrooms. Each room is delicately decorated and spacious with high ceilings. One hour of cleaning is included weekly, and there is a minimum of a 4 day stay, which is not that long in Madrid.

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The Hotel Wellington http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/the-hotel-wellington.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/the-hotel-wellington.html#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 11:14:11 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=62

This hotel is located in the beautiful and historic Salamanca Neighbourhood. Full of amazing architecture, this neighbourhood provides a vacation within itself. The remnants of the Retiro Park are within walking distance, as well as several museums to enjoy. There are 260 rooms that contain vaulted ceilings with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All of the suites contain semicircular living rooms to provide a unique experience while visiting.

If the trip is for business, there is a 24 hour business centre available to all guests. At night, slide down to the piano bar to relax from a long day, whether it be from business or site-seeing. This is a wonderful way to end an evening.

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The Westin Palace Madrid http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/the-westin-palace-madrid.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/where-to-stay/the-westin-palace-madrid.html#comments Sun, 15 May 2011 11:13:46 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=60

This amazing hotel is located in the heart of Madrid and occupies the centre of the ‘Art Triangle.’ If anyone is looking for a unique and accommodating experience, this is an excellent choice. Located between the Museo del Prado and the Reina Sofia Museum, this hotel has a bountiful location for tourism.

Plan for a full itinerary because the Botanical Gardens and Parliament are also within walking distance. Full with 467 rooms, the Westin Palace Madrid has been nominated for the 6th year in a row for the ‘Gold List 2010′ award. So come and experience the reason behind this.

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El Corte Inglés http://www.themadridtourist.com/shopping/el-corte-ingles.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/shopping/el-corte-ingles.html#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 11:13:20 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=58

You can find anything you want at this Spanish department store. Created in 1940, this is Spain’s only department store chain left. There are several stores located around the city but the flagship store is the one to see. Located in the northern part of Madrid, this store has anything and everything you could ever want. From televisions to designer clothes there is no limit to the shopping possibilities.

Designers at the flagship store include: Louis Vuitton, Dior, Hermes, and many more. There are also options for those with less cash to splash, as well as loads of sales. This is the biggest department store chain in all of Europe and is ranked amongst the type five in the whole world! The Flagship store is located on Calle de Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, 79. The easiest way to get there is to take the Metro to Nuevos Ministerios.

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El Rastro – Flea Market http://www.themadridtourist.com/shopping/el-rastro-flea-market.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/shopping/el-rastro-flea-market.html#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 11:12:57 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=56

If you are looking for a unique souvenir then El Rastro is definitely the place to go. The market is home to all type of antiques and other odds and ends typically associated with flea markets. However, due to the diversity of the city, this open air market is truly one of a kind. There are many specialty areas of the large market including a painter’s street, a street for animals, and a street for antique books.

The food is not to be missed at the market. Fresh local delicacies are around every corner. Go hungry, leave happy! The market opens on Sundays and public holidays around 9am and it is recommended to arrive before 11 am. After 11am the market gets very busy. The market generally shuts its stalls around 3 in the afternoon. The easiest way to get there is by taking the Metro to the stop La Latina.

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Mercado de Fuencarral http://www.themadridtourist.com/shopping/mercado-de-fuencarral.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/shopping/mercado-de-fuencarral.html#comments Sat, 07 May 2011 11:12:30 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=54

Located 300 meters (330 yards) from Tribunal Metro station, Mercado de Fuencarral is one of the hippest shopping areas in the city. At one point this area was an afterthought, but it has recently transformed into a shopping destination. This shopping centre caters to a younger crowd but there is definitely something for everyone here. The shopping centre also is home to excellent dining options as well as night clubs. This is a truly unique shopping experience.

The shopping centre strives to be more than just a commercial centre but more of a work of art. With many modern, creative cultural activities this is definitely a shopping experience you will never forget. Address – 45 Calle Fuencarral, Madrid. Phone – 34 91 521 4152.

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Calle de Preciados – Shopping Street http://www.themadridtourist.com/shopping/calle-de-preciados-shopping-street.html http://www.themadridtourist.com/shopping/calle-de-preciados-shopping-street.html#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 11:12:05 +0000 admin http://www.themadridtourist.com/?p=52

Calle de Preciados is a popular shopping street located outside of Sol Metro station. This pedestrian area is home to loads of great shops. From shoes to hats this is one of the best places to get everything you need for a night out in the capital. This street is home to all sorts of shops from international designers to home grown boutiques. You can find all the popular international brands here (Zara, H & M…).

The street is a paved pedestrian zone with a covering to keep the heat off shoppers. There are some restaurants and cafes in the area as well to take a break from the intense shopping. The street has police security but shoppers must still be wary of pickpockets. Exit from Sol Metro station and you can’t miss the street.

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