This position was exploited to create one of the best views in Madrid, with the Royal Palace looming beyond an expansive green tapestry, surrounded by monumental fountains within an ample and shady romantic garden. The gardens also contain two Neoclassical fountains: the Fountain of the Tritons and that of the Palace of the Shells.
With 1,722.60 hectares of natural space, this location is the most important public park in Madrid. The history of Casa de Campo began with the decision by Philip II to move the Court to Madrid, and reside there. The King built a manor house linking the Palace with the hunting area called El Pardo.
The CBA (Círculo de Bellas Artes) is one of the most important private cultural centres in Europe and is characterised by its open attitude towards outstanding innovative artistic trends. It is a multidisciplinary centre with activities ranging from visual art to literature, from science and philosophy to film and the performing arts.
Monuments in Madrid, Spain: Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. Madrid through its monuments. Location, history, public transport, schedule, how and when to visit them. Information on guided visits to Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, culture, history, art, etnography of Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Spanish: Monasterio y Sitio de El Escorial en Madrid), commonly known as El Escorial (Spanish pronunciation: [el eskoˈɾi̯al]), is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain.
El Rastro El Rastro is the most popular open air flea market in Spain. It is held every Sunday and public holiday during the year and is located between Calle Embajadores and the Ronda de Toledo (just south of La Latina metro station and Puerta de Toledo station).
Together with the fountain of Apolo, or the Four Seasons, and that of Cibeles, it formed part of the decoration for the 'Salón del Prado' exhibition, a project commissioned by King Charles III. Plaza de Neptuno occupies a central spot in the Paseo del Prado, where the Westin Palace and the Ritz-two of Madrid's most historic hotels- are situated.
Lavapiés is a historic neighborhood in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is located in the administrative ward of Embajadores in the downtown Centro District. The name literally means "wash feet" possibly in the fountain in Plaza de Lavapiés which no longer exists.
- Central de Diseño: located in unit 17 C. Supported by the Madrid City Council and DIMAD (Madrid Designers' Association), its aim is the promotion and dissemination of design. - Cineteca: the country's first and only cinema with a programme focusing on non-fiction.
Español: Este monumento al rey Alfonso XII de España (1857–1885) se encuentra en el Parque del Retiro de Madrid . Fue proyectado en 1901 por el arquitecto José Grases Riera (1850–1919), erigido en piedra y bronce de 1902 a 1922, e inaugurado el 3 de julio de 1922. Las esculturas fueron realizadas por 22 artistas.
The Collection of Museo Reina Sofía starts with the end of the 19th Century, addressing the conflicts between a dominant Modernity, understood as progress, and its multiple discontents, as an ideology under constant challenge both in the social and the political fronts, and the cultural and artistic ones.
The outstanding quality of the Óscar Alzaga Villaamil donation makes it a significant addition to the Museo Nacional del Prado’s collection. The donation comprises 7 paintings encompassing a broad chronological span, from the late 16th to the mid-19th centuries, by artists from Spain, Italy and Bohemia.
The National Archaeological Museum (MAN), which houses one of the world's most important antique collections, has just reopened after a comprehensive remodelling process that lasted for six years. Comprising implements and works of art from Mediterranean cultures, its exhibits span from prehistory to the 19th century.
The Royal Palace of Madrid (Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but it is only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 square metres (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms.
On the sixth floor, you will also find the Terraza Cibeles, a modern space where you can enjoy a drink, a cocktail, or a bite to eat as you take in the unbeatable views of the Plaza de Cibeles and the Madrid skyline. The Palace, designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi , was opened in 1919 and declared a Cultural Heritage Monument in 1993.
El Palacio de Cristal de El Retiro es uno de los mejores ejemplos de la llamada arquitectura del hierro en Madrid. Es una estructura de metal y cristal situada en el parque de El Retiro y fue levantado en 1887 con motivo de la Exposición de las Islas Filipinas, celebrada ese mismo año.
The Buen Retiro Park (Spanish: Parque del Buen Retiro, literally "Park of the Pleasant Retreat", or simply El Retiro) is one of the largest parks of the city of Madrid, Spain. The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park.
La plaza de Castilla es una gran plaza situada al norte de la ciudad de Madrid en el distrito de Chamartín. Está atravesada por el tramo final del paseo de la Castellana, una de las principales arterias de la capital, y constituye el centro neurálgico del barrio de Castilla.
It is situated in the centre of the Plaza de Cibeles, the square to which it has lent its name, and is flanked by four magnificent buildings: Buenavista Palace (the Army’s General Headquarters), Linares Palace (which accommodates the Casa de América cultural institution), Cibeles Palace (which was previously the main Post Office and is now Madrid City Hall and a cultural centre called CentroCentro), and the Bank of Spain.
Plaza de España (Spanish for Spain Square) is a large square, a popular tourist destination located in central Madrid, Spain at the western end of the Gran Vía. It features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and is adjacent to two of Madrid's most prominent skyscrapers.
The Plaza de Santa Ana, together with the nearby small streets which make up the Huertas district, is one of Madrid's most lively and vibrant areas, with hundreds of tapas bars, terrace cafes, pubs, restaurants and Irish bars all within a relatively small area.
The Puerta de Alcalá ("Alcalá Gate", from the Arabic word القلعة al-qal'a, "citadel") is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia in Madrid, Spain. It is regarded as the first modern post-Roman triumphal arch built in Europe, older than the similar monuments Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
If you need to stay in Madrid and are yet to choose a hotel, look no further… Hotel Puerta de Toledo is a hotel of the highest quality located in the heart of Madrid’s old town. Hotel Puerta de Toledo is a hotel of the highest quality located in the heart of Madrid’s old town.
The Royal Palace of Madrid (Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but it is only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 square metres (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest royal palace in Europe by floor area.
Named after the club’s legendary president who headed Real Madrid between 1943 and 1978, t he Santiago Bernabéu stadium was opened in 1947. It has a capacity for 81,044, 245 VIP boxes and four restaurants (La Esquina, Puerta 57, Real Café Bernabéu and Zen Market, all of them closed during matches).
The Sorolla Museum, which maintains the original atmosphere of the home and studio of the painter, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 1863 - Cercedilla, 1923), houses the largest collection of his works. It is one of the artist’s most complete and best conserved houses in Europe and its garden, which was also designed by him, is a precious oasis in the city.
The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree is a sculpture from the second half of the 20th century, situated in the Spanish city of Madrid. It represents the coat of arms of Madrid and is found on the east side of the Puerta del Sol, between Calle de Alcalá and St. Jerónimo run, in the historical centre of the capital.
Initially loaned to Spain for a period of nine and a half years and eventually bought by the State in 1993, the museum’s collection is the result of the late Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza’s and his father, Baron Heinrich’s, fondness for collecting art.