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Callao Square holds a high concentration of movie theaters, most notably the 1920's Palace Press and the Music Palace. From this area, you can adventure into the Puerta del Sol through the shopping street, Preciados.
Plaza de España
At the end of Gran Vía street you will find the Plaza de España Square, created in the 1920's. It is one of the most important squares of the city, and surroundings it, you can find some of the first skyscrapers of the city such as the Madrid Tower of the Spain Building. In addition, at the center of the square there is a monument that features the Spanish novelist and poet Miguel de Cervantes.
Hosts acclaimed international singers of opera as well as state-of-the art dance productions. Located in Plaza de Isabel II
Teatro de la Luz Philips Gran Vía
This is one of Madrid’s traditional theatres, which went from being a cinema hall to a theatre hall. All kinds of theatre plays, musicals and intimate concerts have been performed here.
The "Alcalá Gate" (in Spanish, La Puerta de Alcalá)
One of the important monuments of Madrid, which leads to the entrance El Retiro park.
Plaza de Colón
This plaza and its fountain commemorate the explorations, adventures and discoveries of Christopher Columbus, who linked the Americas with Europe.
The National Archaeological Museum
The National Archaeological Museum, founded in 1867 by Royal Decree of Isabella II, showcases archaeological, ethnographical and decorative art collections from past monarchs.
Callejón de Serrano
Callejón de Serrano is located in one of the most prestigious and exclusive locations in all of Madrid. This club concept combines the most festive spirit of its disco with monologues, after work, concerts, tastings and cocktail parties, events, brunch...
Chueca And Malasana
Plaza de Chueca
Plaza de Chueca is set in a traditional part of Madrid. This area has been revitalized by the LGBT community and is a place where everything is happening. Walk around and experience the flair or go all the way and party hard.
Want to be cool and trendy? Check out this local shop and they will let you know what fits you best.
Mercado de San Anton
Mercado de San Anton is a place where you can see locals buying some really fresh products, and while you are there, check to see if a new exhibition is on.
This is one of the best bookstores in the capital and a must for fans of photography and graphic design. Since its inception back in 2000, Panta Rhei has specialized in the visual arts, with a special emphasis on contemporary culture, making it the ideal place to find a wide range of titles from the world of advertising, exhibition catalogs, fashion books, special editions and illustrated children's literature, together with a gallery specialized in drawing and illustration.
Barrio De Las Letras / La Latina
Museo Lope de Vega
The House-Museum of Lope de Vega is a writer's house museum in the former home of the "golden age" writer Lope de Vega, located in Madrid, Spain. The 16th-century house was bought by the writer in 1610.
La Latina is a great place to gain an appreciation for the culture of Madrid and its history. So walk around the streets and be part of the local community.
Mercado de la Cebada
Inspired by the Les Halles de París market in the French capital, and built in 1875, La Cebada – thanks to its proximity to the Puerta de Toledo, one of Madrid's main access points – has been one of the most popular meeting points for Madrid's business.
Basilica de Jesus Medinacelli
Basilica de Jesus Medinacelli is a Roman Catholic church that showcases an interesting array of stained glass from 1930
Retiro is one of the most popular city parks, a place where you can enjoy a wide range of attractions. It is also a great place for biking, running or disconnecting from the buzz of Madrid.
Crystal Palace of El Retiro
Crystal Palace of El Retiro is one of the best examples of iron architecture in Madrid. Originally planned as a giant greenhouse to house tropical plants it is currently used as an exhibition hall with samples and facilities of the Reina Sofia Museum.
Prado Museum is one of the most important museums in the world highlighting paintings of European masters from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including significant holdings of paintings by Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiziano, Rubens and Bosco.
Located on the “Art Walk Way” its permanent collection traces the history of European painting from the Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century.
Day Trip Destinations
Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares is only 30 km northeast of Madrid. Visit the city where the Complutense University was founded in 1499 and where the Spanish language was acknowledged as a language of culture. In 1998 it became a World Heritage Site.
Aranjuez was where the kings and queens of Spain used to spend the Spring months looking and appreciating the beauty of its gardens. In 2001, it was awarded as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
A great city to explore for its history and its gastronomy. There you will be able to find the legendary 17 km aqueduct built during the Roman Empire and from which the army used to transport water from La Acebeda to the Alcazar. Another interesting place to visit is the Cathedral, also known as "the lady of cathedrals" for its imposing design and elegance.
Toledo is a city where you can find a rich heritage of cultures and religions that converge in one city. The walls that surround the city of Toledo were built during the Roman era and then modified by the Arabs. During your visit to the town, you should explore the Monastery of San Juan De Los Reyes as well as the Cathedral of Santa Maria.