As a museum lover, this is one of the great cities of Europe to visit. There are so many museums, large and small, and particularly good for the arts. And then there is the food with great ingredients and so inexpensive.
The Museo del Prado is the Spanish national art museum and features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection. It is without question the best single collection of Spanish art. El Prado is...more
We came here to the restaurant portion, not the hotel. The restaurant floor is clear to show some of the Roman ruins located under the building. The menu is not extensive but very tasty and particularly good for fish. The wine list is reasonably priced. There is also a bar area at the front which...more
This was a small tapas restaurant where everything was fresh and delicious. We went twice for dinner. The wine list was reasonably priced . The staff very helpful and friendly. What more can you want for a casual meal?
This restaurant was recommended as a good place to get paella. We were not disappointed. We had the mixed paella with both seafood, sausage and chicken. It was so good, we tried to finish it all but failed. We had paella at other places in Madrid and Barcelona but we thought La Barraca was the best....more
This is an excellent modern art museum which is particularly strong in Spanish artists including Picasso, Gris, Miro and Dali among the most famous names. The building itself was originally a hospital but has been modernized with glass elevator shafts and a glass third level terrace....more
A very good collection from the Thyssen Bornemisza family. Particularly strong in Impressionist paintings which are not plentiful in Spain. The museum also has very good special exhibitions. The restaurant at the museum is also very good.
The Temple was closed when we walked to the park where it is located. It is an unusual sight. The Temple was saved when the Aswan Dam was built. Although we didn't get into the temple, the park was very nice.
El Core Inglés is located in different buildings in central Madrid near Puerto del Sol, and has stores in other Madrid locations. My favourite was the food shop which was open late and on holidays -- perfect as we were staying in a flat. The variety and quality of the food and wine was excellent. We...more