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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
We had just done the Palaco Real, which whilst wonderful, was heaving. This hidden treasure was amazing, a 19th century palace belonging to the 17th Marquis who bequeathed it as was to the nation. It was nesrly empty, the guides where attentive and were obviously proud of the treasures displayed in this stunning home, nothing really roped off or behind...
Two of Madrid's most iconic skyscrapers are located in Plaza de Espana in central Madrid, at the western end of the Gran Via Street.
Torre de Madrid measures 142 meters in height, has 36 floors and was constructed between 1954 and 1957. From 2017 Barcelo Hotel has been in the lower part of the building.
117 meters tall Edificio Espana...
Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
"Imposing building under renovation"
reviewed 2 weeks ago by LG_Kay
This imposing building dominates the area around Plaza De Espana, being a huge tower block. Currently it is completely covered in scaffolding and under renovation, displaying a huge sign “RIU”, a Spanish hotel chain.
We had just finished a visit to the cathedral, the palace and ended at temple of debod. It was around 3pm and wanted to find somewhere close to the temple of debod. We found Origen on TripAdvisor. What a find. It’s by far the best place we ate in Madrid. Not traditional tapas but more of fusion of different foods...
you look for when you cant stand stuffy, overpriced inauthentic tourist traps..cool staff, relaxed atmosphere, tasty tapas and craft brews and a bit out of the way..so psyched to find these places still exist!..please keep it that way!
We went for lunch and without a reservation. We were lucky to find a table. The server was helpful and pleasant. The service was fast. We enjoyed the "croquetas" and the lasagna. Desserts were also very good. Would definitely return.
Love staying in this hotel. It’s conveniently located to much of Madrid’s major attractions and surrounded by great restaurants and bars. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable with great a/c. The staff couldn’t be more pleasant and accommodating if they tried. Just an all around great experience.
Booked a one night stay before going to a friends apartment. Couldn't believe the price particularly after staying there. Very large room with sofa and kitchenette including microwave (none of which we used). Very clean and modern furnishing and fittings. Brilliant big and comfortable beds and pillows, bathroom WITH a bath for those interested. Friendly and helpful staff speaking excellent...
"Enjoyed, great location, friendly staff, breakfast buffet perfect start to our day."
reviewed yesterday by IlfordEssex
The hotel staff were fantastic, very helpful most spoke English which was handy as we have no language skills. We choose the half board option, so glad we did! The lunch/dinner was served on the 1st floor restaurant which was very nice. The waiters were fantastic, the food excellent. The breakfast buffet offered a great selection of fruits, pastries, cereal,...
Checking in was fast and easy, staff very pleasant, our room spacious,modern. Would have liked more hanging space only space for 6 hangers, though plenty of shelves, cleaned daily. Stayed in this hotel for a week, we like to walk and explore this hotel is the place to do that from. We walked to Plaza Mayor where the food markets...
Great place to stay with family,nice breakfast and quiet.
Not fancy ,but the attached restaurant Casa Mono is fantastic!, excellent food and service.
Well located, close to Metro and shopping,bathrooms could use a little updating,but overall recommended as a good value.