Madrid is a destination as well as a million other things. For many centuries a meeting point, it offers a great deal of cultural, leisure and entertainment activities to please millions of people who visit it every year. Madrid, with its cosmopolitan air and its growing amount of tourists is still the open city it has always been and its well known night life has not lost any of its vitality. This modern air harmoniously contrasts with its important old quarters and its cultural traditions. Its great transportation network makes getting around to any place you wish easy and quick, adding to this the best and most exclusive hotel accommodation network.
HOTEL WELLINGTON 5*****
This luxurious hotel in Madrid’s Salamanca district is just 100 meters from Retiro Park. It has an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. The air-conditioned, soundproofed rooms have free Wi-Fi and an interactive flat-screen TV. The marble bathrooms have bathrobe and slippers. The hotel has a free, well-equipped fitness area with a range of cardio equipment. There is also a sun terrace with loungers. This hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk from the boutiques of Paseo de la Castellana, as well as the National Archaeological Museum. Retiro Metro Station is just 250 metres away. The hotel’s renowned Kabuki restaurant offers delicious sushi while Goizeko Wellington restaurant offers gourmet Basque cuisine. There is also a coffee shop and an English bar.
HOTEL GRAN MELIA FELIX 5*****
The Gran Meliá Fénix is a luxurious hotel located next to Plaza de Colón, in the Salamanca district of Madrid. It features elegant rooms and free Wi-Fi. The spacious bedrooms at the Gran Meliá Fénix feature classic English-style décor. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, iPod station, pillow menu, bathrobes and slippers. Facilities at the Meliá Fénix include the Epoque Restaurant and DRY Cosmopolitan Bar. In summer, dinner can be served on the terrace in Plaza Colón. The Gran Meliá Fénix also has a small spa, sauna and gym. Other services include a hairdressers, butler and secretary services. The Gran Meliá Fénix is less than 300 metres from Colón Metro station, and is next to Madrid’s Hard Rock Café. The city centre, Gran Via and the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums are within 20 minutes' walk of the hotel.
HOTEL EUROSTARS MADRID TOWER 5*****
This sophisticated hotel is located in the 235-metre high SyV Tower, and includes a gym and spa. All rooms have superb views of Madrid as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The Eurostars Madrid Tower can be found in the Cuatro Torres business area, on Paseo de la Castellana. Begoña Metro Station is just 100 metres away, and nearby Chamartín Station offers easy access to the city centre. All of the Eurostar Madrid's rooms have a pillow menu. They have wooden floors and large windows, and spacious modern bathrooms.The Madrid Tower’s restaurant is located on the 30th floor, and has panoramic views of the city. It serves classic Mediterranean dishes. There is also a piano bar.
SUGGESTED VISITS AND EXCURSIONS
Madrid is a multi-faced city, with its Arab-fortress which origins to the court days during the reign of Philip II and that of Charles III, at which period some important building schemes were undertaken and, finally, present day Madrid, one of the most important European capitals. We'll drive past such well-known avenues as those of Gran Vía and Castellana; famous squares such as the Plaza de España, Oriente, Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Atocha, Neptuno, Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá, Colón and Plaza de Castilla; quarters of mayor historical relevance such as that of the Austrias, the Borbouns and Salamanca; the Oeste and Retiro parks; commercial and financial areas coliseums such as the bullring, the Santiago Bernabeu soccer stadium, University campus, etc. You will visit the Prado Museum
Toledo was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures. Many famous people and artist were born or lived in the city, including Garcilaso de la Vega, Alfonso X and El Greco. Toledo also was well known for historic events such as the Visigothic Council of Toledo. You will be able to see the Cathedral of Santa Maria, a 13th century high gothic cathedral, the Santo Tome Church with the El Greco’s best known work “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz” an exceptionally large painting, clearly divided in two zones, the heavenly above and the terrestrial below, and the former Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, a religious building erected in 1180 (according to the inscription on a beam). Its stylistic and cultural classification is not simple, because it was constructed in Christian territory by Islamic constructors for Jewish use and owners. It is considered a symbol of the cooperation of the three cultures that lived in the Iberian Peninsula in the middle ages
FD ESCORIAL – VALLE DE LOS CAIDOS
Full day excursion to Escorial and Valle de los Caidos. Our first stop will be the El Escorial. To commemorate the battle "San Quintin" and to locate the remains of his dead father the emperor Charles V, Philip II ordered the construction of this monastery, considered as a temple, austere royal residence, and pantheon for kings, the monastery is a real symbol of Spanish power from the XVI century. The construction was focussing sense, symmetry and balance, keeping in all cases the exposure for the Renacentist style. The pictorial and sculptural importance is also great. It is also possible to visit: The Austrians Palace, Pantheons for Kings and Infants, Chapters rooms and basilica. Continue to Valle de los Caidos, is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial, conceived by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to honor and bury those who fell during the Spanish Civil War. It was also claimed by Franco that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement". The monument, a landmark of 20th-century Spanish architecture, was designed by Pedro Muguruza ans Diego Mendez. This is the most prominent example of the original Spanish Neo-Herrerian style, which was intended as a revival of Juan de Herrera’s late renaissance architecture, exemplified in El Escorial. Work started in 1940 and took over eighteen years to complete, the monument being officially inaugurated on April 1, 1958. The Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos (Basilica of the Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen),is one of the world's largest basilicas, hewn out of a granite ridge, and the tallest memorial cross in the world, a 152.4-metre-high construction of stone. In 1975, after Franco's death, the site was designated by the interim government as the burial place for the Caudillo, who actually did not desire to be buried in the valley, but in Madrid. Franco was buried inside the church. His grave is marked by a simple tombstone engraved with his name, on the choir side of the main altar.
PALACIO DE FORTUNY
This ancient palace form the late eighteenth century is today a local restaurant and night bar, decorated by the prestigious interior designer Pascua Ortega. Fortuny Palace is located in a privileged area in the center of Madrid where its garden is the perfect setting for any event, both for its Italian-fusion seasonal cuisine and its nice and warm environment.
LA POSTA REAL
La Posta Real, is an old inn with spacious rooms and surrounded by gardens. Is ideal for farewell dinners, weddings and all kind of events for your guests and can accommodate up to 550 people. Also has a golf course that makes it a privileged place to make your event unique and original. Specialists in weddings, family and corporate events, personalized attention and care to detail are hallmarks of this establishment. They are specialists in traditional cooking; preparing their own dishes that will surprise you.
BODEGA DEL REAL CORTIJO
Is the unique winery of the Royal Family set half an hour from Madrid. The “Bodega del Real Cortijo” was built in 1782 ordered by King Charles III. It belonged to the royal family until the reign of Isabel II is today an ideal location where to organize event for unique and special client. Here one can organize business meetings, product presentations, cocktails and dinners with exclusive menu prepared by the team of catering “Cordon Blue” for up to 200 people. The establishment has a winery equipped with everything your client will need for meeting and presentation.