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Madrid: Don't say Madrid, say 'Madriz' instead
Madrileños are not very fond of saying Madrid, with the 'd' at the end. But rather, to pronounce Madriz, as if it ended in 'z'. We will tell you more about it later on. We'll also tell you that on Sundays they only get up early if it's to go to the Rastro and then to build up their strength in the bars of Lavapiés. The appetiser here is almost a religion.
Madrid is the capital, the city where there is always something going on, the city of the hectic pace and the changing skyline with new skyscrapers; but also the city of neighbourhood life and traditional customs. Don't you believe us? Visit it on the 15th of May, when San Isidro is celebrated and the locals go to the Pradera to eat entresijos and gallinejas and rosquillas del Santo, dressed in Manila shawls and carnations in their hair, for the women, and parpusas on their heads, for the men.
And if not, try coming at any time of the year, there will always be an exhibition at the Prado Museum, a musical on Gran Vía or a corner to discover.
Stay in the centre, and if possible in our hotels in Madrid with parking. This way, your only concern will be to work out the best route to soak up the essence of the city. Wait, we can help you there too.
Madrid is experienced on foot. From Puerta de Alcalá to Plaza Mayor, via Cibeles and Puerta del Sol. On this journey, we grant you all the stops along the way that you want. We won't be the ones to deny you the opportunity to enjoy the Paseo del Prado, one of the places with the highest concentration of art in the world. Those responsible? The Museo del Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. What's more, when you walk through it you'll be walking through a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you are travelling with children, our family hotels in Madrid are your place in the world
Don't hesitate to take a detour to the Teatro Real or continue on to the Plaza de Oriente. The Royal Palace stands there. Its interior is pure history and its surroundings, pure visual delight: the Sabatini Gardens, the rest that any day of sightseeing needs; the viewpoint on the Cornice of the Royal Palace, the views to get an idea of how far the city stretches; and the Almudena Cathedral, the building to understand that a different church can also leave you open-mouthed.
Perhaps we have gone too far in our ambition. And we haven't even talked about the nightlife and partying in Malasaña, Conde Duque and Chueca yet. Nor of the tapas in La Latina. We don't know when your next visit will be, but we have one more tip. This is expert level: if you come in summer, when the asphalt burns, look for our hotels in Madrid with swimming pool.
Remember about making things easy for you? Well, we've also thought of you, who are travelling with the whole troop. As well as making sure you have everything you need to feel at home, we can tell you that Plaza de España has become very playful, with swings where you know when the games start but not when they end; that the Temple of Debod usually fascinates them, that the sensation of flying in the cable car cabins will delight them and that rowing in the boats in the Casa de Campo or the Retiro Park is usually one of their favourite experiences.
Oh, and if you are in Madrid for work, we also have options for you. Our hotels in Madrid near Ifema conference centre or our hotels in Madrid near the airport are the perfect base camp from which to get to meetings, visit trade fairs and congresses or catch that flight to your next destination.