Hotels in Madrid
Vincci only offers 4- and 5-star hotels in Madrid
Modern, functional hotel, in the heart of Madrid, near shopping, across from Retiro Park
In the heart of Madrid, on the Gran Vía, at Plaza Callao.
Cozy, welcoming, design hotel, a few meters from Puerta del Sol and the Prado Museum.
This hotel consists of 5 historical buildings, located in the Art Triangle near Puerta del Sol.
The capital of Spain, Madrid is what you would expect from a European capital, vibrant, lively and with first class services and infrastructure. Artistic and cultural wealth abound, in this city soaked in history and tradition. With its huge array of entertainment and leisure activities available, you’ll also get the chance to marvel at is gastronomic offerings, which of late, have taken on fusing the modern with the traditional, a truly authentic marvel.
Some of Madrid’s incredible cultural offerings can be discovered, starting at the world famous Paseo del Prado, the “Prado” museum is one of the best in the world where you can see some of the finest Spanish and Italian pieces the art world has to offer. Also within what is called the “Art Triangle” you’ll find the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, take on its 1000+ pieces and a stroll through the history of European art. And if its more contemporary art you’re looking for take a trip to the Reina Sofia Art Centre one of the most modern galleries in the world.
To get to know the real essence of this city you need to visit the “old town”. Starting in the very heart of the city, which is “Puerta Del Sol”, you must also see Plaza Mayor, Plaza Santa Ana, Gran Via and Callao. Anyone of these places offers the chance to shop in modern stores to collect some of the more traditional souvenirs, you can also try the culinary delights available in one of the various restaurants in the area.
A more grandioso Madrid can be found in the “Plaza de Oriente”, one of the locals (or “madrilenos” as they are known) favourite walkways as it has become closed to traffic. Starting with the Royal Palace which is now a must see museum you can also find here the Royal Theatre, one of the most important opera theatres on the world, along side the Almudena Cathedral.
This museum considered one of the most important in the world is one of the main attractions in the city, which is hardly surprising when you consider that it is home to such important pieces from artists the likes of Goya, Velasquez, Rubens or Tiziano.
- Addzess: Paseo del Prado
- Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 0900 till 2000. 0900 till 1400 24th and 31st December and 6th January. Closed Mondays, 25th December, January 1st, Good Friday and 1st may
- Admission fee: 6€, admission free from 1800 onwards Tuesday to Saturday and 1700 onwards Sunday.
MUSO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA
Home to “El Guernica” the Reina Sofia houses Spanish art from the 20th century. On display here are collections from renowned maestros such as Pablo Ruiz Picasso and Salvador Dali.
- Address: Calle Santa Isabel,52. Plaza del Emperador Carlos V
- Opening times:1000 till 2100 Monday to Saturday.1000 till 1430 Sundays. Tuesdays closed.
- Admission fee: 6€ general public, reduced price 3€, admission free Saturday from 1430 till 2100 and Sunday from 1000 till 1430. No fee 18th may, 12th October and 6th December.
LOS JARDINES DEL BUEN RETIRO
This park is one of the most famous symbols of the city. Covering more than 100 hectares you can enjoy many of its beautiful walks, visit the lake with the impressive Alfonso XII monument towering beside it, or go see the Crystal Palace, built as a greenhouse in the 19th century this breathtaking structure is now home to galleries and expositions organised by the Reina Sofia museum.
Also known as the Palacio de Oriente, besides being a museum it is the official state home of Spain’s royal family. With its numerous halls, such as the “hall of mirrors”, “hall of the throne”, an art gallery and the royal armament there’s a lot to see and do. In the palaces grounds you’ll be just as entertained, and you can’t miss a walk through the palaces beautiful gardens.
- Address: Calle Bailen
- Opening times: 0930 TILL 1730 Monday to Saturday.0900 till 1400 Sundays and bank holidays.
- Admission fee:10€.Free entrance for children under 5 and free entry on Wednesdays for members of the EU. (Not including the art gallery)
Right in the centre of Madrid you’ll find Plaza Mayor, built by order of Felipe 3rd in the 17th century the square was first opened to the public in 1620 and has since become one of the cities main landmarks. On the square today you’ll find a wide number of bars and restaurants offering the more traditional culinary delights of the city. Along with these you’ll also get to see the impressive “House of Bread” or “House of Butchery”.
- Address: Plaza Mayor
CATEDRAL DE LA ALMUDENA
Built in the name of the patron saint of Madrid and declared a sacred sanctity by Pope John Paul 2nd in 1993. The cathedral known for its varied architectural styles ranging from Neo-roman to neo-classic to the neo-gothic interior.
- Address: Calle Mayor 90
- Opening times:Cathedral open from 1000 till 1930.Evening mass 1900. Sundays and morning mass 1030, 1200 and 1330.
- Crypt open 1000 till 2000.
- Free admission.
PARQUE DE ATTRACIONES
Along with rides such as the Tornado, la Lanzadera or the Top Spin you can spend the day enjoying the various shows and other attractions that the park has to offer.
- Address:Calle Casa de Campo
Five different themed areas of the park all depicting areas of the US where the Warner Bros produce their movies, Hollywood, New York etc. In this park you can enjoy a multitude of various activities ranging from live shows, water shows etc. There are rides for all the family to enjoy.
- Address: National Motorway 4, exit 22 take the M606
Right in the centre of the city, you can enjoy one of the widest collections of trees and plants in the whole of Europe. Make sure you visit the greenhouse where the climate- controlled environment is home to vegetation from all corners of the world.
Plaza de Murillo 2
Situated on the Paseo del Pintor Rosales taking a ride on the cable car s an alternative way to discover the city. From this vantage point you can see the parque del Oeste, the Egyptian temple of Debod, the buildings in the Plaza De Espana and the Royal Palace.
CASINO GRAN MADRID
Roulette, Black Jack and Poker and all the other usual casino favourites alongside some excellent bars and restaurants, a place to start off or end what is to promised to be a memorable night out.
- Autovia A6 (Madrid-La Coruna) Exit 29 Torrelodones