Posts with category Madrid Turismo

El Capricho and other green spaces for relaxing in Madrid

By | 29 May, 2017 | 0 comments

When it’s hot in Madrid, the many green areas in the Spanish capital become even more relevant. However, if you’ve already been rowing in El Retiro, there are other interesting options out there for you. Most parks in Madrid are the work of aristocracy and royalty who, with the passing of time, donated or sold them for public use. Read full article

The Cisneros Route. Alcalá in all of its splendour

By | 12 May, 2017 | 0 comments

Alcalá de Henares is located less than one hour away from Madrid, easily and comfortably accessible with a Cercanías regional train leaving Atocha for Guadalajara/Alcalá. The latter is an ideal place to spend a summer’s afternoon, walking around its streets in the old town, especially its picturesque Calle Mayor, which is the longest porched street preserved in Europe. Read full article

Have you visited San Lorenzo de El Escorial yet?

By | 4 April, 2017 | 0 comments

To get there, all you need to do is take a Cercanías train from Atocha to get to one of the most traditional and authentic towns in the Madrid region. San Lorenzo de El Escorial is home to one of the most important Royal Sites in Spain: the monastery built by order of King Philip II midway through the Sixteenth century and considered to be the “Eighth wonder of the World”. Read full article

Tourism and wine, a great combination

By | 16 January, 2017 | 0 comments

For a while now, several wineries located around Madrid have been opening their doors to wine lovers. This is the perfect excuse for a quick excursion topped with a wonderful meal at the winery itself. The El Regajal winery in Aranjuez, to the south of Madrid, is a great place to visit after seeing the splendid Royal Palace located in the same town. Read full article

Aranjuez, el Versalles castizo

By | 15 June, 2016 | 0 comments

Spring and autumn are two great times of year to visit Aranjuez in its charming Strawberry Train. However, summer is also a season that falls for the charm of this royal site, the old summer residence of the Bourbon family up until Queen Isabel II discovered the beaches in Northern Spain.

The Aranjuez Royal Palace is a must-see, Read full article

Visita al campeón de la Undécima

By | 28 May, 2016 | 0 comments

On penalties and in the last second, but Real Madrid won’t care as they won their eleventh European Cup, the undécima as their fans know it, beating city rivals and perennial sufferers Atlético Madrid for the second time in three years in the final of this competition. Therefore, now is a great time to visit the Santiago Bernabéu stadium to see all the glory brought to Real Madrid by club legend and manager Zinedine Zidane, Read full article

Lavapiés se moderniza sin perder su espíritu

By | 5 May, 2016 | 0 comments

The inhabitants of Lavapiés are fearful of gentrification, the process in which a deprived district, such as Chueca back in the day, becomes a place full of modern and cool shops and bars in just a few years. Is this what is going to happen in the charismatic and multiethnic district of Lavapiés? What’s going to happen to the squares filled with children playing football, Read full article

Sumérgete en el Patrimonio Nacional: Escorial y Caídos

By | 26 April, 2016 | 0 comments

Tired of walking around the streets of Madrid? It’s the time to visit San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the perfect day trip and a comfortable one if you do it with a guided tour.

Leaving Madrid in the morning, you can get to this town outside the city in less than an hour. San Lorenzo de El Escorial was where the court of King Felipe II used to be, Read full article

La Navidad también llega en autobús

By | 2 December, 2015 | 0 comments

Madrid dresses up for the festive period and what better way to enjoy the city’s splendour than from an open-top double-decker bus, also known as the Christmas Bus or Navibus. The service runs from the 3rd of December to the 5th of January and the itinerary starts at Plaza Colón (on Calle Serrano, 30, in front of Jardines del Descubrimiento) and moves along Calle Serrano towards the city’s most emblematic spots, Read full article

El Tren de la Fresa, viaje al pasado

By | 26 May, 2015 | 0 comments

Cartel_Tren_FresaAranjuez’s old town and its monuments, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is just 30 miles from Madrid and, since 1851, linked to the Spanish capital by a railway known as the Strawberry Train (El Tren de la Fresa), the second railway line that existed in Spain and a symbol of the arrival of industrialisation. Read full article

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