Travel guide over Madrid sights

Catedral de la Almudena.
The construction of Catedral de la Almudena in honor of Our Lady of Almudena took place in the XVI century. However, actual works started only in 1879. The project was designed by architect Francisco de Cubas. During the period of the Spanish Civil War all construction works were suspended. The cathedral was completely rebuilt and consecrated by Pope John Paul II only in 1993. Its interior decoration is distinguished by a contemporary style. Many modern works of art were used in the decoration of the cathedral. … Further

Extraordinary places and attractions in Madrid

Is it hard to imagine a vacation in Madrid without tasting various delicacies? If so, don’t forget to visit Botín restaurant. That is not just an ordinary restaurant not much different from many other places to dine. Botin is present in the Guinness World Book of Records as one of the oldest restaurants in the world. It has been serving guests non-stop since 1725. This is the right place to try suckling pig cooked in accordance with old recipes and signature lamb dishes. … Further

Cuisine and best restaurants in Madrid

Madrid is the location of the oldest restaurant in the world - Botin. Its opening took place in the beginning of the 18th century. Among famous visitors of the restaurant have been Hemingway, Goya, and members of royal families. During several centuries, the restaurant has been amazing visitors by excellent local food. Botin always welcomes its guests. Fans of seafood and vegetable dishes will surely like La Castafiore restaurant. It serves fish flavored with spices, and cooked on a grill, widest choice of vegetables, stews and salads, as well as original fruit desserts. Meat lovers should definitely order roasted lamb. The restaurant named Zalacain is a prestigious institution, which also specializes in preparation of dishes of national cuisine. Most often, the visitors of this restaurant order salad with crayfish. Amazing Spanish wines will become a great addition to exquisite dishes. … Further

Stylish hotels of Madrid

Boutique-hotel Petit Palace Art Gallery never ceases to attract guests with its magnificent design. Indeed, guest rooms at Petite Palace look more like halls of some modern art gallery. Draping with fabrics of cream shades helps to create a charming atmosphere. There are interesting and creative paintings made in different styles in every room. If you make a walk in corridors and public areas of the hotel, you will notice many beautiful sculptures. Thanks to a special warm light, it’s particularly pleasant to admire the flawless look of artworks. … Further

Review on top hotels of Madrid

Westin Palace is open in a beautiful historical building. Inside, guests will find nearly 500 guest rooms of different categories. Budget travelers will easily find a suitable room there, and upscale guests usually prefer to rent the luxurious presidential suite. The 90 square meter large suite costs approximately US$1,500 per night. For that price, you get access to an incredibly beautiful place with genuine antique furniture and pricey paintings in all rooms. Fans of comfort will be pleased to know that absolutely all rooms are equipped with the signature Westin Heavenly beds that were awarded several prestigious titles. … Further
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