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I love the buildings that line this big avenue... lovely white colors , funky mod architecture... and places to pop in for drinks including Hemmingways hangout Museo Chicote for a papa doble daiquiri just as he liked them...
This is the least Spanish of Madrid's streets. It reminds of Broadway at its worst. Large, noisy, with lots of movie theaters and hotels. An effort was made the make the street more pleasant. All buildings have had their facade cleaned up and it has...More
We stayed near to Gran Via and walked along it every day. It is the busiest place you can imagine which is made busier by the road and building works going on there.
Numerous shops and restaurants set in beautiful buildings.
Shops to suit every taste and every budget. Several theatres. Crowded, of course, but not to be missed when visiting Madrid. However, wear comfortable shoes, lots of walking, and be especially vigilant with personal belongings.
my friend and I walked up this street several times during our recent stay. If shopping is your thing, then this area will suit you well. Nice shops, and cafes to visit, and many interesting streets leading off it.
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
From Tryp Madrid Cibeles to Las Ventas is about 5 km, which translates to about an hour of slow walking. If you have time and are up for sightseeing, i recomend you do it by foot. Madrid is nealy all plain, so it's not... More
From Tryp Madrid Cibeles to Las Ventas is about 5 km, which translates to about an hour of slow walking. If you have time and are up for sightseeing, i recomend you do it by foot. Madrid is nealy all plain, so it's not that tiresome.
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I stayed at the Hyatt Centrix. Across the street there is Primark a practical place for casuals. However that area is full of shops . Mango is a great one for kids stuff. Also the square just north of that hotel has several... More
I stayed at the Hyatt Centrix. Across the street there is Primark a practical place for casuals. However that area is full of shops . Mango is a great one for kids stuff. Also the square just north of that hotel has several dept. stores. Some stores are open until 2:00 am. The morning is the best time to shop