Located in the most elegant area of Madrid, this three star Secret Hotel makes the perfect base for guests to explore the city. Staff are warm and welcoming, offering car rental, laundry and room service, whilst the hotel restaurant makes a fabulous place to sample some local delicacies and settle in. If you’re visiting for business, the hotel will be more than happy to cater to your needs, with meeting rooms and computers available for guests use. Guest rooms include cable television, coffee and tea making facilities and a fully stocked minibar, whilst the private bathroom includes complimentary toiletries.
The Bernabeu Stadium is the home stadium of Real Madrid football club and any football fans should try and time their visit with catching a game here. If you’re visiting with people who aren’t really into footie, watching a game in this iconic stadium is sure to change their mind- with an incredible buzz throughout the stands as Real Madrid take to the pitch. Alternatively tours are also available, where you can explore the clubs museum of trophies and memorabilia before checking out the changing rooms, press room and dug out.
If you’re visiting with children, you may wish to take a trip to Madrid’s zoo and aquarium. Located in a former royal hunting ground, the urban park Casa de Campo, the zoo and aquarium contains over 6000 animals of 500 different species. Highlights include dolphins, pandas and orangutans. There are also daily feeds and talks as well as informative displays on conserving endangered species. Alternatively, if you fancy a day trip, the Warner Bros Movie Park is located just outside the city, with trains leaving regularly from Atocha station. Thrill seekers can enjoy roller coasters and drops all themed to their favourite warner bros characters such as Batman and Superman.
As the capital of Spain, Madrid has a fantastic selection of museums and galleries. The Museum of the Americas is a must for anyone interested in pre-Columbian art and antiquities as well as a general historical insight into the society and religion of the Americas. Art buffs should head to the golden triangle of art: the Prado, Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, where they can see masterpieces from everyone from Goya to Damien Hirst. Nearby is the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish monarchy, filled with further masterpieces and antiquities and worthy of a tour if you have the time.