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Holidays in Madrid

Holidays in Madrid
  • On June 2, 2011

Madrid, between history and vanguard

Probably, one of the things people use to think about Madrid, is that it is the capital of the sun, the passion and music, and the good food. Spain is known for its Latin spirit, which seems so full of life. Madrid is the capital of all of this, and also of extremely out-going people, who are going to welcome the visitors as if they were their own friends. Madrid is a city to visit and to live. In order to achieve the ideal holidays, you can take a look to the city holiday apartments, where you are going to find amazing flats to rent in central areas, perfect to be close to the main attractions, shops and restaurants.

Madrid is a mix of tradition and modernity. The new-brand style lives between classic monuments and centuries of history, while the tourists create their itinerary through these old and new attractions, as a time travel.

Tapas in Madrid

Tapas in Madrid

One example of this curious partnership is the Tapas culture. All around Spain, tourists discover the gift of this cuisine, based on small portions of different meals, allowing the customers eat lots of different food at the same time. Although there are plenty of Tapas bars and restaurants surviving for decades, there are also stylish modern proposals, such as MUI. This restaurant, located in an old brothel, has reinvented the Tapas concept to offer a “new&traditional” menu, from the hand of the chef Paco Roncero.

Instead, if you are looking for a romantic place for a special occasion, El Verdil can be your perfect restaurant. It can turn your dinner to a fairy tale, surrounded by a magic lighting made by candles all along the outside terrace, full of fantasy during the night. Another gourmet option is La terraza del casino, an excellent balance of beauty and quality. Decorated in a majestic style, its food has the master Ferran Adrià signature. To complete a dream evening, you can make your dreams come true in one of the Madrid city centre accommodation, with amazing views and all comfort facilities.

The quality of the Madrid’s gastronomy is obvious, and the 14 restaurants in the city owning a Michelin star, are a good prove of it.

For those into the ecological culture, EcoBar&Spa is an imperative destiny. It offers a bar and restaurant service, shop and a beauty centre. The three spaces keep connected by the range of ecologic products that all them use and sell. This is a very new trend in the gastronomic and commercial atmospheres, already adapted in key cities like London or New York. Little by little has been introduced in Spain as well, starting in Madrid, a meeting point for alt-standing people, and exquisites products. Part of them are the unique luxury apartments in Madrid, available just for unforgettable holidays.

Celebrities have come to Madrid for their shopping for years, thanks to the top fashion names you can find in their streets: Chanel, Versace, Hermès, etc. give the chance to buy unique pieces, similar to those Kate Moss or Madonna wear.

An interesting attraction for those tourists used to a regular golf activity, is the Evergolf simuladores. Although it is located just in the middle of the city, it is prepared in a way that brings the customer to a real field through a big interactive screen. You can do the movements of playing golf, and see your results through the pictures in front of you.

Reyna Sofía Museum Madrid

Reyna Sofía Museum Madrid

But Madrid is also culture. Besides the most famous museums such as El Prado or Reina Sofía, the city hires hundreds of small and delicate galleries, with a very personal identity. Fúcares, Elvira González or La Caixa Negra, are only three names of the long list of art “jewels”.

To enjoy calmly this Spanish experience, staying in one of the holiday rentals of Madrid, you can also visit El Retiro park and rent a little boat in the lake. Another options is La casa de campo: In this beautiful natural park, every Sunday takes place an ornithologist excursion, that lets you observe lots of different birds, and learn about this amazing world.

For an alternative way of transport, the innovative segway, a kind of scooter with a small engineer, will bring you everywhere with the best comfort.

The real Madrid people are famous for a lot of things, as we have already mentioned in the beginning of this guide. The “siesta”, a short sleeping time in the afternoon, is among them. So, why not experiment this amazing and relaxing custom? The spacious Madrid flats to rent, some of them Madrid city centre apartments, are perfect to rest amid elegance and luxury, thinking in all the awesome activities of the day.

Photos: ChalucoAna UlinOsvaldoGagoPavlemadrid -Sami Keinänen -Roger Schultz

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