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Guidebook for Madrid

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Guidebook for Madrid

Getting Around
Here you have some tips to help you move around in Madrid
It's the nearest metro station to our home. Line 7 .
Ascao
It's the nearest metro station to our home. Line 7 .
Food Scene
These are some of our favourite places
Very near to our place, it's a tipical neighbourhood restaurant. Excellent seafood at reasonable prices. Everyday menu.
El Rincón de los Marcelo's
46 Calle de Gutierre de Cetina
Very near to our place, it's a tipical neighbourhood restaurant. Excellent seafood at reasonable prices. Everyday menu.
Great icecreams, our favourites are the ice cream made of violets and the pistaccio ice cream. Try also the “horchata” (a refreshment typical from Valencia made of tiger nut milk).
Horchatería Alboraya
125 Calle de Alcalá
Great icecreams, our favourites are the ice cream made of violets and the pistaccio ice cream. Try also the “horchata” (a refreshment typical from Valencia made of tiger nut milk).
The best “Patatas Bravas” (spicy potatoes) ever! At an easy walking distance from our home (15 min)
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Docamar
337 C/ Alcalá
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The best “Patatas Bravas” (spicy potatoes) ever! At an easy walking distance from our home (15 min)
Extraordinary "Patatas Bravas" (hot spicy potatoes), and other tapas dominican style and some typical Spanish tapas with a twist.
Garden Fried Chicken
31 Calle Esteban Collantes
Extraordinary "Patatas Bravas" (hot spicy potatoes), and other tapas dominican style and some typical Spanish tapas with a twist.
The historic wrought-iron-and-glass Mercado de San Miguel, just off Plaza Mayor, has become one of the liveliest culinary spots in the city. ¡The perfect spot for foodies!
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Mercado de San Miguel
s/n Plaza de San Miguel
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The historic wrought-iron-and-glass Mercado de San Miguel, just off Plaza Mayor, has become one of the liveliest culinary spots in the city. ¡The perfect spot for foodies!
In the bohemian district of Huertas, bordering the immigrant barrio of Lavapiés, Mercado de Antón Martín is one of the most traditional markets in the city, in use since 1941. The market also offers outstanding eat-in fare: sushi at Yokaloka and Italian specialities at La Saletta, and a large etc.
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Mercado Antón Martin
5 Calle de Santa Isabel
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In the bohemian district of Huertas, bordering the immigrant barrio of Lavapiés, Mercado de Antón Martín is one of the most traditional markets in the city, in use since 1941. The market also offers outstanding eat-in fare: sushi at Yokaloka and Italian specialities at La Saletta, and a large etc.
Shopping
Todo tipo de comercios
Calle de Alcalá
Todo tipo de comercios
Emblemáticos Grandes Almacenes
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El Corte Inglés Goya 87
87 Calle de Goya
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Emblemáticos Grandes Almacenes
A good option for a sunday morning. El Rastro is a flea market located in historic center of Madrid, in the popular neighborhood of La Latina. It opens every Sunday. The Rastro Market is located along the street La Ribera de Curtidores and its adjacent lanes. Ribera de Curtidores is a steep hill with hundreds of stands selling extremely varied objects, from kitchen utensils, clothes, furniture, accessories, jewellery and comic books. You may also find lots of antiques (authentic and authentically false).
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Trail Cascorro
s/n Plaza de Cascorro
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A good option for a sunday morning. El Rastro is a flea market located in historic center of Madrid, in the popular neighborhood of La Latina. It opens every Sunday. The Rastro Market is located along the street La Ribera de Curtidores and its adjacent lanes. Ribera de Curtidores is a steep hill with hundreds of stands selling extremely varied objects, from kitchen utensils, clothes, furniture, accessories, jewellery and comic books. You may also find lots of antiques (authentic and authentically false).
One of our guests favourites. Adored by fashion fans and value seekers in Madrid alike.
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Primark
32 Calle Gran Vía
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One of our guests favourites. Adored by fashion fans and value seekers in Madrid alike.
A Swedish multinational clothing-retail company known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. Another favourite of our guests.
H&M
32 Calle Gran Vía
A Swedish multinational clothing-retail company known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. Another favourite of our guests.
If you want to buy a quality Spanish fan, this is the place. A classic.
Casa de Diego
12 Puerta del Sol
If you want to buy a quality Spanish fan, this is the place. A classic.
They produce handmade traditional Spanish capes. Absolutely elegant!
Capas Seseña
23 Calle de la Cruz
They produce handmade traditional Spanish capes. Absolutely elegant!
Outlet. Excellent quality for luggage, wallets, purses, etc. Near to our home.
Salvador Bachiller - Calle Alcala
151 Calle de Alcalá
Outlet. Excellent quality for luggage, wallets, purses, etc. Near to our home.
Outlet of El Corte Inglés
Corte Ingles Opportunity Center
5 Calle de la Abada
Outlet of El Corte Inglés
Arts & Culture
These are some of our favourite museums, but Madrid has many museums choices. Many also have the option to visit them for free at certain days and / or hours. Just ask us.
My favourite museum. The museum contains important collections of valuable works from the prehistoric period to the nineteenth century, with a focus on Iberian work. Major categories include jewellery, small bronzes, both ecclesiastical and domestic silver, ceramics, carved ivory, and numismatics. Objects come not only from Iberia but also from major centers of medieval artistry, including Limoges and Egypt. While the Renaissance is especially well represented, the collection features important early medieval objects, including Visigothic work, and works crafted by Iberia's ancient Celtic culture.
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Lázaro Galdiano Museum
122 Calle Serrano
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My favourite museum. The museum contains important collections of valuable works from the prehistoric period to the nineteenth century, with a focus on Iberian work. Major categories include jewellery, small bronzes, both ecclesiastical and domestic silver, ceramics, carved ivory, and numismatics. Objects come not only from Iberia but also from major centers of medieval artistry, including Limoges and Egypt. While the Renaissance is especially well represented, the collection features important early medieval objects, including Visigothic work, and works crafted by Iberia's ancient Celtic culture.
Joaquin Sorolla is one of the most famous and influential Spanish painters by the end of the 19th century. The museum is located in his family home. Joaquín Sorolla es uno de los pintores españoles mas famosos e influyentes de finales sel siglo XIX. El museo está ubicado en su casa familiar.
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Museo Sorolla
37 Paseo del General Martínez Campos
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Joaquin Sorolla is one of the most famous and influential Spanish painters by the end of the 19th century. The museum is located in his family home. Joaquín Sorolla es uno de los pintores españoles mas famosos e influyentes de finales sel siglo XIX. El museo está ubicado en su casa familiar.
An authentic Egyptian Temple in Madrid. Great sightseeing also, especially at sunset. Un auténtico templo egipcio en Madrid. Increíbles vistas además, particularmente al atardecer.
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Temple of Debod
1 Calle Ferraz
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An authentic Egyptian Temple in Madrid. Great sightseeing also, especially at sunset. Un auténtico templo egipcio en Madrid. Increíbles vistas además, particularmente al atardecer.
It is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and the single best collection of Spanish art.
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Museo Nacional del Prado
s/n Paseo del Prado
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It is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and the single best collection of Spanish art.
It houses the art and historical object collections of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, 17th Marquis of Cerralbo, who died in 1922. The museum, which is housed in the former residence of its founder, opened in 1944. The building was built in the 19th century, according to Italian taste, and it was luxuriously decorated with baroque furniture, wall paintings and expensive chandeliers. It retains to a large extent its original aesthetics
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Museum Cerralbo
17 Calle Ventura Rodríguez
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It houses the art and historical object collections of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, 17th Marquis of Cerralbo, who died in 1922. The museum, which is housed in the former residence of its founder, opened in 1944. The building was built in the 19th century, according to Italian taste, and it was luxuriously decorated with baroque furniture, wall paintings and expensive chandeliers. It retains to a large extent its original aesthetics
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(1,450,000sqft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest royal palace in Europe by floor area.
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Royal Palace of Madrid
s/n Calle de Bailén
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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(1,450,000sqft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest royal palace in Europe by floor area.
With over 1,600 paintings, it was once the second largest private collection in the world after the British Royal Collection. A competition was held to house the core of the collection in 1987–88 after Baron Thyssen, having tried to enlarge his Museum in Lugano(Villa Favorita), searched for a location in Europe. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, while in the case of the Reina Sofia it concerns Impressionists, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the 20th century.
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
8 Paseo del Prado
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With over 1,600 paintings, it was once the second largest private collection in the world after the British Royal Collection. A competition was held to house the core of the collection in 1987–88 after Baron Thyssen, having tried to enlarge his Museum in Lugano(Villa Favorita), searched for a location in Europe. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, while in the case of the Reina Sofia it concerns Impressionists, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the 20th century.
The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain's two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Certainly, the most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso's painting Guernica. Along with its extensive collection, the museum offers a mixture of national and international temporary exhibitions in its many galleries, making it one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art.
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Arzábal - Museo Reina Sofía
52 Calle de Santa Isabel
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The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain's two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Certainly, the most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso's painting Guernica. Along with its extensive collection, the museum offers a mixture of national and international temporary exhibitions in its many galleries, making it one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art.
Following the example of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it illustrates the evolution of industrial or "minor arts", including furniture, ceramics, glass, and textiles. The collections emphasize the 16th and 17th centuries in particular; its collection contains approximately 70,000 pieces. Its 62 exhibition rooms are within a palace near the Jardines del Retiro de Madrid.
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Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
12 C/ Montalbán
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Following the example of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it illustrates the evolution of industrial or "minor arts", including furniture, ceramics, glass, and textiles. The collections emphasize the 16th and 17th centuries in particular; its collection contains approximately 70,000 pieces. Its 62 exhibition rooms are within a palace near the Jardines del Retiro de Madrid.
Essentials
Basic services near our home.
A laundromat
Lavanderia De Autoservicio Speed Queen
75 Calle de Emilio Ferrari
A laundromat
A chemist close to our house
Farmacia Linde García
65 Calle de Emilio Ferrari
A chemist close to our house
In case you come by car, this is the nearest tank station
Gasolinera Petronor
66 Calle de Emilio Ferrari
In case you come by car, this is the nearest tank station
A supermarket
Ahorramas
48 Calle de Gutierre de Cetina
A supermarket
A low cost supermarket
Dia
50 Calle de Gutierre de Cetina
A low cost supermarket
Everything Else
15 min by car. A 15 min en coche
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IFEMA - Feria de Madrid
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15 min by car. A 15 min en coche
Parks & Nature
Madrid's most emblematic park. El parque mas emblemático de Madrid
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El Retiro Park
7 Plaza de la Independencia
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Madrid's most emblematic park. El parque mas emblemático de Madrid
Located in the center of Madrid, the royal botanical garden gives visitors the chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of being immersed in nature. While the garden has species dating back more than two centuries for visitors to enjoy, it is also the home to both researchers and botanists. A great collection of plants and flowers from the Americas and the Pacific, including Europa's most ancient magnolia.
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Real Jardín Botánico
2 Plaza de Murillo
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Located in the center of Madrid, the royal botanical garden gives visitors the chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of being immersed in nature. While the garden has species dating back more than two centuries for visitors to enjoy, it is also the home to both researchers and botanists. A great collection of plants and flowers from the Americas and the Pacific, including Europa's most ancient magnolia.
Upon entering the station, the traveller will be surprised to find a tropical garden surrounded by iron and glass. The former Atocha building for travellers was converted into a tropical garden in an attempt to enhance the station when it was reopened to house the High Speed train (AVE). The station’s metal and glass structure covering the platforms made its easy to use it as a greenhouse with ponds. The garden is filled with several thousand plants, including 260 different species from America, Asia, and Australia.
Atocha Renfe
Upon entering the station, the traveller will be surprised to find a tropical garden surrounded by iron and glass. The former Atocha building for travellers was converted into a tropical garden in an attempt to enhance the station when it was reopened to house the High Speed train (AVE). The station’s metal and glass structure covering the platforms made its easy to use it as a greenhouse with ponds. The garden is filled with several thousand plants, including 260 different species from America, Asia, and Australia.