With the arrival of the summer season, many people are heading off for sun and sand holidays, which leaves many of the big cities far more peaceful than usual, giving you the chance to enjoy them without hordes of other people around. That’s why Vincci Hoteles recommends taking advantage of the hotter months to enjoy the culture, history, leisure activities and vibrant night life on offer in the major Spanish cities, such as Granada, Valladolid, Salamanca, Madrid or Zaragoza, as well as Portuguese cities such as Porto or Lisbon. It’s a great opportunity for a cosmopolitan, alternative getaway, staying at any of the following urban hotels.
Vincci Albayzin 4* (Granada)
Losing yourself in the streets of Granada and visiting the Alhambra is a wonderful option at any time of the year. The hotel Vincci Albayzín 4* is right on Carrera de La Virgen, at number 48, and its location is unbeatable for exploring all of Granada’s streets and experiencing the city without missing a single detail. For example, it’s just 700 metres from the Cathedral, 10 minutes from the famous Albayzín district and is perfectly situated for the Alhambra. Equally, it’s just 500 metres from the city’s Palacio de Congresos, 20 km from the airport and with direct access to Granada’s ring-road, it’s well connected to the Sierra Nevada and the Costa de Granada.
Vincci Frontaura 4* (Valladolid)
A city with a rich history and heritage, on one of the main streets of Valladolid can be found Vincci Frontaura (Paseo de Zorrilla 332), a four-star hotel which combines luxury and practicality. In as privileged a spot as you can imagine, from here you can visit numerous landmarks, all examples of the incredible historical legacy the city possesses, including the Iglesia de San Ildefonso, the Museo Casa de Cervantes and the Real Academia Provincial de Bellas Artes.
Vincci Ciudad de Salamanca 4* (Salamanca)
Close to Madrid, Salamanca is always a great option for a getaway at any time of year. From the hotel Vincci Ciudad de Salamanca 4* (Avenida de Lasalle 16-20), a short walk takes you to the most famous landmarks in this university city: its streets and plazas full of history, its impressive cathedral, its ancient university, where tradition demands you find the small frog hidden on the façade, its arched plaza and many more.
Vincci Centrum 4* (Madrid)
One place that cannot be missed on any tour of Spain’s cities is, without doubt, Madrid. The nation’s capital offers the visitor a multitude of attractions and a wide cultural offering. Vincci Hoteles recommends staying in the city at one of its six properties in the Spanish capital: Vincci Centrum 4* found at number four of the centrally located Calle Cedaceros, close to the Puerta del Sol and the Puerta de Alcalá.
Vincci Zaragoza Zentro 4* (Zaragoza)
A stone’s throw from Plaza del Pilar, next to Plaza de España and Plaza de Aragón, stands Vincci Zaragoza Zentro 4*. At Calle del Coso 86, this hotel allows the visitor to discover the heart of the city and visit its main attractions in the old centre, such as the Basílica del Pilar and the Palacio de la Aljafería, or take a stroll along the banks of the Ebro River. A perfect hotel to enjoy a unique experience in Zaragoza, in a property that boasts a modern, avant-garde décor. The hotel is housed in a singular building, a former 16th century palace, and it houses in its interior two columns from that time. With geometrical lines and vibrant colours, the hotel offers a youthful, elegant, welcoming atmosphere for the guests.
Vincci Porto 4* (Oporto, Portugal)
Portugal has a host of incredible destinations that are more than worthy of a visit and one of them is the city of Porto, ideal for a get-away with your partner, or with friends. The city’s streets, its river banks, wine cellars and restaurants, make it a particularly appealing destination to lose yourself in for a few days. The hotel Vincci Porto 4* (Alameda de Basílio Teles 29) offers the possibility of enjoying the city’s main attractions from a hotel located in a historic building, popularly known as the bolsa do pescado, which dates from the 30s. The original construction was by architect Januario Godinho, and today it has been transformed into a unique hotel by the Vincci Hoteles chain.
Vincci Liberdade 4* (Lisboa, Portugal)
Located close to the nerve centre of Lisbon is the Vincci Liberdade 4* (Rua Rosa Araujo 16, Lisboa). The property is just 80 metres from the prestigious Avenida da Liberdade, from where it takes its name, at the heart of a stunning neighbourhood, centrally located and close to several points of cultural interest, such as the Estufa Fria, the Jardim Botanico and the Museu Nacional de História Natural. A visit to all the wonders Lisbon has to offer can start on this very street, stuffed as it is with history, and where you can see the monument to the fallen in the First World War or the neoclassical Tívoli cinema, with a 1920s kiosk in the exterior. On the thoroughfare you’ll also find boutiques and outlets of the most prestigious brands in the world, both Portuguese and international.
Without a doubt, it’s an unbeatable, extensive range of hotels for you to enjoy a few days in the main cities in Spain or Portugal, with every facility and service you’d expect from an authentic Vincci experience.
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