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MADRID*DECEMBER

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MADRID*DECEMBER
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    Madrid

    223 votes

    city

    Spain's "Big City". Madrid is perhaps best described as being the New York City of Spain; Spaniard...

  • 2
    Madrid de los Austrias/La Latina

    27 votes

    neighborhood

    The charming Old Town district. This district owes its unofficial name to the Habsburgs who with C...

  • 3
    Plaza de Oriente

    15 votes

    sight

    An elegant square, as one would expect in the direct vicinity of the Palacio Real, with equally e...

  • 4
    Palacio Real

    58 votes

    sight

    A royal residence. In the mid 18th century Italian architects were commissioned to built Philip V ...

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    Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Almudena

    10 votes

    sight

    You would not know from looking at it that Madrid's cathedral is a contemporary structure, only c...

  • 6
    Viaducto

    2 votes

    sight

    The architect of the Palacio Real dreamed back in the 18th century of linking the royal palace an...

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    Jardines de las Vistillas

    2 votes

    sight

    A small park south west of the Viaducto where you can enjoy moments of reflection and a magnifice...

  • 9
    Retiro

    47 votes

    park / zoo

    There is always lots going on in Madrid's most famous park. A blue and white spring sky stretches ...

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    Palacio de Cristal

    4 votes

    sight

    The Palacio de Cristal and the Palacio de Velázquez which show contemporary art are in the middle...

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    Real Jardín Botánico

    6 votes

    park / zoo

    An open garden for over 200 years. In 1781, Karl III had the botanical gardens created right next ...

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    Chocolatería San Ginés

    40 votes

    café

    A Madrid tradition: churros and chocolate in the heart of the city. A night-time ritual: first go ...

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    Mercado de San Miguel

    30 votes

    shop

    An old, attractive market in the Old Town. Madrid's most attractive market, constructed from glass...

  • 15
    Campo del Moro

    3 votes

    sight

    These elegant gardens behind Palacio Real with their generous lawned areas are largely ignored by...

  • 18
    Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid

    6 votes

    sight

    The center of political power during the last years of Philip II's reign. . Built at the end of th...

  • 19
    Templo de Debod

    27 votes

    sight

    The temple in honour of the Gods Amun and Isis is the oldest building in Madrid. The Egyptian gov...

  • 20
    Plaza de España

    13 votes

    sight

    The large Spanish square is surrounded on all four sides by an incessant stream of traffic. Spain...

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    Palacio del Marques de Grimaldi

    2 votes

    sight

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    Planetario

    2 votes

    sight

    A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows abo...

  • 23
    Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande

    3 votes

    museum / gallery

    Madrid's most important church in terms of art history, built between 1761 and 1768 in a neoclass...

  • 24
    Plaza de Santa Ana

    1 votes

    sight

    A town square is an open area commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for communit...

  • 25
    Plaza del Dos de Mayo

    2 votes

    sight

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    Casón del Buen Retiro

    0 votes

    museum / gallery

  • 28
    Fábrica de Tapices

    0 votes

    museum / gallery

    The carpet factory is still in the hands of the same Flemish family (Stuyck) that Philipp V broug...

  • 29
    Museo de Carruajes

    0 votes

    museum / gallery

  • 30
    Palacio de Liria

    1 votes

    museum / gallery

  • 31
    Museo de Pintura

    0 votes

    museum / gallery

  • 32
    Puerta de Alcalá

    8 votes

    sight

    Those who are particularly good with a camera manage to get the Puerta de Alcalá into the backgro...

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    Paseo de la Castellana

    2 votes

    sight

    The twelve-lane boulevard divides the city from north to south into two halves. It is a smart roa...

  • 34
    Plaza de Toros Las Ventas

    10 votes

    sight

    The first bullfight took place here in 1934. 23,000 people can fit into the giant round square. T...

  • 35
    Colegiata de San Isidro

    1 votes

    sight

    Until its consecration, Madrid's most monumental baroque church was the city's temporary cathedra...

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    San Ginés

    0 votes

    sight

    In this small baroque church dating from 1645, you really must see the Capilla del Santo Cristo w...

  • 37
    Barrio Salamanca

    7 votes

    neighborhood

    Nowhere is accommodation more expensive than in this district of the city. With streets arranged ...

  • 38
    Chamberí

    1 votes

    neighborhood

    Chamberí is a delightful residential district for people with money. Here you will still find pop...

  • 39
    Chueca

    9 votes

    neighborhood

    About 20 per cent of the residents in the Old Town district of Chueca are homosexuals. Half of al...

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    Arco del Triunfo

    0 votes

    sight

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    Faro de Madrid

    1 votes

    sight

    The Faro de Moncloa is a 100 metre high transmission tower with an observation deck at the Plaza ...

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    Cvt. de las Mercedarias Descalzas

    0 votes

    sight

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    Casa de las Siete Chimeneas

    0 votes

    sight

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    Edificio la Union y el Fenix

    0 votes

    sight

  • 46
    Casa de la Panadería

    4 votes

    sight

    On Madrid's main square time moves somewhat slower than elsewhere in the city. Visitors sit on th...

  • 47
    Puente de Segovia

    0 votes

    sight

  • 48
    Casa del Cordon

    0 votes

    sight

  • 49
    Casa de Lope de Vega

    0 votes

    sight

  • 50
    Corrala

    0 votes

    sight

  • 51
    Casa Mingo

    23 votes

    restaurant

    Chicken and sidra - Asturian cuisine in Madrid. A real classic, although there is (almost) nothing...

  • 52
    Casa Patas

    6 votes

    restaurant

    Madrid's most renowned flamenco venue. A popular restaurant in whose back rooms pure live flamenco...

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    Casa Lucio

    13 votes

    restaurant

    Restaurant with international cuisine. Especially pleasant atmosphere. Attractive vaults on the g...

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    Casa Labra

    5 votes

    restaurant

    The restaurant serves regional cuisine. Mo - Su: 09:30 - 15:30 and 18:00 - 23:00.

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