The Spanish capital has never been more popular and trendy as it seems to be right now...
Madrid’s cultural legacy and royal gracefulness create a surprising yet prosperous symbiosis with the au corant feel of the hip bars and restaurants, designer shops and flocks of cool people getting together for a party at one of the fashionable “barrios” (neighborhoods).
All in all, it may be right the time for you to put the Magnificent Madrid on your travel radar.
Where to stay: Boutique Paradise
URSO Hotel & Spa: your own personal little palace set right next to the trendy Chueca district. The main shopping area, the grand embassy buildings, the golden triangle of art galleries and the Royal Palace are within walking distance. In spite of being situated that close to the busiest areas of the city, the silence and the peaceful atmosphere inside the hotel always stays intact. Do not miss the spa and please, do enjoy their lip-smacking breakfast!
Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques: you say you need a hotel in the center of Madrid and you want it to have a pool, a rooftop and a patio garden? It´s a match! Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is a former 19th century palace located right in front of the Royal Palace and a unique boutique hotel which boasts all the mentioned “ingredients” for a good mood.
It is also perfect for the art lovers as the decorations throughout the property are inspired by the famous Spanish painter Velazquez.
Only YOU Boutique Hotel: this hotel is just right if you want to make your stay in Madrid unique, whether you’re visiting the capital for business or pleasure. The beautiful building (an old 19th century mansion) is enhanced by Lázaro Rosa Violán’s interior design, giving the hotel a transgressive feel with colonial touches. Only YOU Boutique Hotel is strategically located in the city center surrounded by the cool and vibrant atmosphere of Chueca district. The hotel is also a foodie´s paradise as it hosts several gastronomy spaces.
What to do:
Diving into the culture: Of course, the main culture temples of the city are its famous museums: The Thyssen- Bornemisza, The Reina Sofia Museum and The Prado are the most famous ones among others. And what about a private visit of The Prado and a cocktail dinner inside?
Madrid is also a right place to enjoy some flamenco. Corral de La Moreria is the most well-known “tablao” and the one where the quality of the show is 100% authentic (almost feels like you popped into some street dancers in Seville).
You can enjoy the show & a drink or also dine right at the place as the food is just as excellent as the dancers.
Foodies: Spanish gastronomy is highly evaluated all over the world and Madrid´s culinary offer maintains this high standard.
Bibo Restaurant by Dani Garcia is one of the best examples of haute cuisine in the city. The recognized chef´s culinary masterpieces are meant to amaze you and all of your senses.
For more traditional and local product, make sure to pass by the San Miguel Market next to the Plaza Mayor and let yourself get lost among the numerous market stalls with seafood, fresh local product and tapas, tapas, so many tapas..
When the night falls: don´t miss some of the city´s greatest rooftops like the one of Hotel Me Madrid Reina Victoria.
If you are more into cocktail bars, there is just the one for you. Check the Hemingway Cocktail Bar, the hidden treasure the NH Suecia Hotel which used to be the famous writer´s favorite place for a drink.
Check the football match agenda: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is another must-visit while you are in Madrid. For sure, the best way to enjoy it is to go to a match, which is even better if it is a famous “El Clasico” between Real Madrid and Barcelona Football Club.
Unique experience out of town: in order to give your Magnificent Madrid experience a final and “wow” touch, we shall head to Segovia and take a hot balloon flight over the city. This is an exciting activity and, for sure, a one-of-a-kind picture opportunity. Up we go!
Please do not hesitate to contact SHE-Spanish Heritage DMC for your events in Spain: Mr. Victor Cañizares at firstname.lastname@example.org