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Madrid is capital city of Spain, is home to many tourists every year, with its historical architectural structures, artistic attractions, famous shopping venues...
Madrid is capital city of Spain, is home to many tourists every year, with its historical architectural structures, artistic attractions, famous shopping venues, fun nightlife, food culture blended with Mediterranean and European cuisine, and ever-moving squares and streets. In Madrid, which is one of the most crowded capitals of Europe, it is possible to see unique architectural constructions of Renaissance, Arabic culture, Gothic and Baroque style on every corner of the city with the reason that many civilizations have been ruled throughout history. Some of the city's most famous squares, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Cibeles, provide tips on the city's cultural and historical texture, such as Puerta de Alcala, which became a symbol of the city when it blended tourists from different countries, the 18th-century Madrid Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral. In the museums such as Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza and El Reina, which offer information on past periods, famous artists' paintings, sculptures and many valuable collections will be exhibited especially for art lovers. Madrid, where spring and september, october months are preferred to travel by weather conditions; San Isidro Bullfighting Festival, Madrid Carnival, Festival de Otono (Bahara Welcome Fest) and festivals are host to various events.
Where to stay in Madrid?
Although there are many important buildings to visit and see in Madrid, many of them are located close to each other. Many important points are within walking distance of each other. Moreover, there is a very developed metro network in Madrid. It is easy to reach by the metro, which will not walk. You can also easily walk around the city with tourist buses that open hop on & hop off outside the subway and can be reached by the desired downt.
There are many facilities in every quality and budget in Madrid. Most of them are located in the city center. The most popular and famous square of the city is Puerta del Sol. There are many hotels, cafes and restaurants around this square. By using the "Sol" subway station in the square, you can reach everywhere far from the center. Another famous square of Madrid, Plaza Mayor and the most famous and lively street of the city, Gran Via, is just a short walk away from this square.
If you want to stay in an area in the center of the Old City, you can choose Puerta del Sol Square and its immediate surroundings. It is a bit safer than other places because it is the most popular and lively spot in the city. The only negative feature of the region is that it is a noisy area because it is a busy place day and night.
3 ★ Ganivet
The 3-star Ganiver Hotel is located a little south of the center, a 10-minute walk from the famous squares of Plaza Mayor. The Puerta del Toledo metro station is 150 meters away. Nearly 4000 out of 10 results in a score of 8.4 points near Madrid's famous marketplace, El Rastro. During my research for the June period, the hotel's double room rate per night was listed at around 150 euros. Breakfast at the hotel can be charged extra depending on your choice.
3 ★ Ibis Styles Madrid Prado
The Ibis Styles Madrid Prado hotel, which is located near Plaça Santa Ana Square, is actually a very good design hotel although it is shown as 3 star. For this reason, the accommodation fees are slightly above normal 3 star hotels. It may be a good option for travelers who want to stay in good quality and in a different style. It is located near the Anton Martin metro station, 500 meters from the famous Sol Square.
4 ★ Hotel Vía Castellana
A little further north of Madrid's city center, the 4-star Hotel Via Castellana is another hotel where we can recommend the hotel for those who want to stay in Madrid. With a score of 8.2 out of 10, with a score of 6000, it is right next to the Plaza de Castilla metro station. When traveling around the city, you are having trouble with transportation. Situated in the Chamartin business district of the city, right next to the iconic Kio Towers, this frequent and modern facility is a good alternative for business travelers to Madrid. You can stay much cheaper in the period of June with double discounts for a double room rate which is normally listed as 220 Euro.
4 ★ Catalonia Gran Vía
The 4-star Catalonia Gran Via, located on Madrid's famous shopping street Gran Via, has a rating of 8.2 out of a total of 5000 reviews. Facilities include services such as free wi-fi and a spa area are located between the squares of Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Cibeles. The famous museum district of the city is a 10-minute walk away. There are 2 metro stops nearby and the room rates are very reasonable. In preparation for his stay in Madrid, the double room rate for the June period was around 135 euros. Normally this number can be higher than the period, discounts need to follow. If you find a suitable number, do not miss it.
Places to Visit in Madrid
1. Puerta del Sol
The Puerta del Sol city, which acquired its present appearance in the mid-19th century; cultural, political and social life. In addition, the presence of monuments and tourist attractions attract tourists to the city, a large part of the square of the list of places to visit in Madrid is causing them to put in the first place.
Calle Mayor, Calle Arsenal, Calle Arcalá, which is linked to many historical streets, is at the front of Casa de Correos. Thousands of people gather on the 31st of December every year in front of the clock with the "0 Kilometer" plate, which is full of photo photographers in front of it, and performs 12 grape eating rituals at 12.00 which is long tradition.
The monuments that decorate the square that witnessed the 1812 Constitution and the proclamations of the first republic in 1873 are the icons of the city, the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, and the city is making a struggle for a modern vision of the city in the 18th century. Charles sculptures.
2. Plaza Mayor
The Plaza Mayor, whose former name was Plaza del Arrabal, which dates back to the time when Madrid was the capital, It was built under the supervision of Architect Juan Gomez de Mora from 1617 to 1620, after Philip's palace was moved to the city.
In the middle, Giambologna designed and completed Pietro Tacca in 1616 III. The triangular square of Philip's statue surrounds Casa dela Panaderia, built by Diego Sillero towards the end of the 16th century.
The sunshine has many mythological figures, such as the Goddess Cybele, linked to the stories that tell the history of the city, while the exterior of the building, which can only be accessed by preserving the original appearance of the basement and ground floors, has been changed many times over the centuries.
Arco de Cuchilleros, one of the 9 doors built after the fire in 1790, is another interesting structure in the area where fire disasters have been experienced many times in the past. A large Christmas market has been established since the 17th century, with many eating and drinking places around it.
3. Madrid Royal Palace
The Royal Palace of Madrid, which attracts thousands of tourists every year through magnificent sections such as the Crown Palace, the Gasparini Chamber and the Royal Chapel, is the site of the 1st Charles and his son II in the 14th century. Built in 1734 by Philip as a residence for the royal family, it was built by order of the ending V. Philip.
Thanks to the collections he has in the palace, he gives his guests valuable information about the way the Spanish Royal Family lives. From the 13th century onwards, armor and weapons used by members of the royal family, including the Spanish kings, are exhibited in the arsenal section of the magnificent building.
In the Chart Gallery, famous painters such as Luis Morales, Caravaggio, Goya, Sorolla and Juan de Flandes are involved in their work for different periods. In addition to these chapters, you can also visit the magnificent Royal Cuisine since October 2017. If you go to Saraya on Wednesday, you can catch the opportunity to watch the guards' changing ceremony.
Address: Calle de Bailén, s / n, 28071 Madrid
Visiting Times: 10.00-20.00
Price: 11 Euros
4. Prado Museum
The Prado Museum, which has over 8,600 paintings, over 700 sculptures and a huge collection of drawings, carvings, prints and medals, opened its doors for the first time in 1819, with valuable information about different periods of Spanish art.
Designed by Juan de Villanueva, the main building of the cultural facility, which has been operated according to the request of Queen Isabella, is also exhibited valuable works reflecting the characteristics of the Dutch, Flemish, French and German arts, including Rembrant, Rubens and Van der Weyden.
The building, built under the supervision of architect Rafael Moneo, behind the main building, houses temporary exhibitions, while the El Buen Retiro is used as a library and reading room.
Address: Paseo del Prado, s / n, 28014 Madrid
Visiting Times: 10.00-20.00
Price: 15 Euro
5. Parque del Retiro
Parque del Retiro, with an artificial lake in the middle with small boats, is the largest green area in the city center of Madrid, with an area of 1.4 square kilometers.
The park dates back to the 17th century, at the beginning of the 20th century, King XII. It was presented to Madrid by Alfonso. 15,000 trees, as well as a large number of sincere nesting homes that are used to hand feeding, are on the list of places to visit in Madrid for the most traveler's peaceful environment and the artworks they host.
In the 11th March events, gigantic green inland artworks, a memorial forest created for the loss of life, are exhibited in Velazquez and Cam palaces. There are also many statues of the royal family on the Argentinean Road. Roselada, where all sorts of laughs are planted, hosts Ricardo Beliver's Lucifer - The Falling Angel from Paradise, which carries the title of the only devil sculptor on earth that is publicly displayed.
Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid
Visiting Times: 06.00-00.00