The privileged location of the hotel means that just a few metres away you will find the most famous street in Madrid. You will find three types of establishments: restaurants, fashion shops and cinemas. You will be able to enjoy a pleasant atmosphere at any time of the day all year round. Some of the most famous buildings on this mythical street are the Metrópolis Building and the Carrión Building with the famous Schweppes sign.
Just a 7 minutes walk away, you will find the famous Plaza Mayor. This 17th century arcaded square is made up of three-storey buildings. For centuries it has been a meeting place, where bullfights, festivals and trials of the Holy Inquisition were organised. Rodrigo Calderón, secretary to Felipe III, was executed here. One of its attractions are the restaurants located under the arcades. The square is presided over by an equestrian statue of Felipe III.
Parque del Retiro
The Retiro Park has 125 hectares and more than 15,000 trees. Special mention should be made of the Estanque Grande, the Monument to Alfonso XII, the Palacio de Cristal, the Palacio de Velázquez and the Rose Garden, among others. Another interesting fact to highlight is that since 25 July 2021, it has been recognised, together with the Paseo del Prado, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Puerta del Sol
Central and busy, the Puerta del Sol square is another emblematic attraction. In the past, Puerta del Sol square was one of the entrances to the wall that surrounded Madrid in the 15th century. Did you know that the name comes from a sun in bas-relief that was carved into the square? If you want to know more, don't hesitate to visit it!