Platea Madrid is really difficult to define. It is neither a market nor a restaurant. It is the place to be if you want to try the best food in Madrid. Located in the former Carlos III movie-theater and turns into the best gastronomic venue in town, Platea Madrid has open its door in 2014. […]
James Rodríguez is the trendiest topic in Madrid. Everybody is talking about this young talent, grew and born in Cúcuta, a city near Colombia’s Venezuelan border. He is very proud of being Colombian and playing with the national selection of this country. Although, the latest motive to be happy is his transfer to Real Madrid […]
Aranjuez is one of the most beautiful visit you can do within few miles from Madrid. It was the city chose by Felipe II to hold its summer castle in 1560. The city and the castle pretend to emulate Versailles, but built under the Spanish style and traditions. Besides the Palace, the city itself worth […]
The Valley of the Fallen is a monument located in San Lorenzo del Escorial, 37 miles from Madrid, and erected in honor of those who died during the Spanish Civil War. It is also the mausoleum of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, regarding this function the monument is possibly the most controversial structure in Spain. The quasi underground Benedictine abbey is the base of the huge cross 500 feet tall. Such dimensions turn the cross is the world’s largest cross and the basilica, 850 feet long, the longest in the Christian world.
This unique structure was built between 1940 and 1958 using political prisoners of the Franco regime as workers. Its designers are the architects Pedro and Diego Mendez Maguruza, although the sculptures accompanying the cross are a Juan de Avalos y Taborada creation. Together with the Universidad Laboral de Gijón, it is the most prominent example of the original Spanish Neo-Herrerian style.
Are you interesting in visit The Valley of the Fallen? You can do it included in a half-day tour including also El Escorial monastery or included in a full-day tour including El Escorial monastery and a walking tour in Toledo.
We have already talk about surprising vermouth on tap route and about wine tasting in Madrid, but beer is the new trend in the city. Beer has been always a summer drink for Spaniards, but now with the boom of the handmade beer it has become a tendency. There are several local handcrafted beers and […]
“While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. When I dance I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.” Hans Bos Dancers express themselves using their whole bodies as a language capable of reaching any person. Their movements are their words; their hands drawing […]
Even though Madrid is a recent village compared with other Spanish medieval and even prehistoric cities, it comprises a huge amount of incredible monuments, some of them declared Word Heritage by UNESCO. Let’s check this prestigious list looking for incredible sites in Madrid. Monastery and Site of the Escorial The Royal Site of San Lorenzo […]
July means music and entertainment in Madrid. Summer gets off to a good start in the city with concerts, exhibits and events. Let’s take a look to the most outstanding thing to do in Madrid in July. Madrid Gay Pride Madrid organizes from the July 2nd to July 6th the Madrid Gay Pride week or MADO, […]
Cuatro Torres Business Area is the most recently incorporation to Madrid skyline. As its name indicates –cuatro means four in Spanish- this business district has four towers: Torre Bankia, Torre Espacio, Torre de Cristal and Torre PwC. Now a days, Torre Bankia, with its 820 feet, is the tallest building in Spain. This skyscrapers mainly host offices, but PwC Tower holds a hotel, too.
This four towers started to be built between 2004 and 2009, from that moment on they changed the city skyline forever. They are located at the end of Paseo de la Castellana and continue the incredible parade of modern building flanking this avenue. The area still under continuous expansion. The last building incorporated to the complex is the Madrid International Convention Center. It still under construction.
Getting to know the incredible architecture of Paseo de la Castellana is a must-to for architecture-lovers visiting Madrid. Take the bus number 147 at Nuevos Ministerios, get a seat next to a window and enjoy the amazing Madrid architecture.