Madrid is the capital of Spain, a city characterized by its white pinnacles and neo-gothic buildings, its hundreds of art museums, good wine and tapas. During the spring the weather becomes especially pleasant as the temperature rises, winter is gone, and the streets are filled with flowers and colours. Stay at the Gran Hotel Inglés and let yourself be seduced by a luxury hotel with the charm of Madrid's 1920s, while you explore some of the city's most interesting and beautiful places. Here are five places you must visit during your stay in Madrid this spring.
Retiro Park is one of the most emblematic places in Madrid, This iconic park covers over 125 acres. During springtime the park is filled with flowers and colours and is the perfect place to take a walk, enjoy a picnic or just relax surrounded by nature. In addition, the park has a lake, several monuments and attractions, such as the impressive Crystal and Iron Palace, which hosts temporary art exhibitions.
Barrio de las Letras
The Barrio de las Letras is a real city treasure. Famous for being home to some of Spain's greatest writers, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega, today it is a place full of life and energy. It is one of Madrid's most historic and literary neighbourhoods. During the spring, the streets are filled with life and energy, and it is the perfect place to take walks and discover its most beautiful corners. In addition, the neighbourhood has several spaces with Gothic styles, perfect for having a drink in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere.
The Gran Hotel Inglés is the oldest hotel in Madrid, it is located in the Barrio de las Letras and has been an active part of the artistic development of the city. In the twenties it was the meeting place for great writers and artists recognized all over the world, Virginia Wolf was one of them.
The Prado Museum
The Prado Museum is one of the most important museums in Spain and the world, with an impressive collection of works of art by the great European masters. During the spring, the museum is especially attractive, as you can enjoy its open-air gardens and courtyards.
The Plaza Mayor
The Plaza Mayor is the heart of Madrid and one of the most emblematic places in the city. During the spring, the square is full of terraces and open-air bars, and is the perfect place to enjoy a beer and tapas while contemplating the beauty of the square's architecture. Surrounded by historic buildings, it is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer accompanied by delicious tapas. Numerous events and activities are held here throughout the year.
From Gran Hotel Inglés, we encourage you to discover these five essential places during your stay in Madrid this spring. Also, if you are looking for a 5-star luxury hotel in the centre of Madrid, do not hesitate to stay at our hotel.