With a rich history, culture, some of the most innovative gastronomical delights and a plethora of luxe hotels, Madrid, Spain is the city to add to the top of your travel bucket list.
Madrid is the beating heart of Spain. Exuding culture, a rich heritage dating back hundreds of years and an extensive restaurant scene, this vibrant capital city is creating its own definition of luxury. Being immersed in the culture, art, heritage, gastronomy, local fashion and more, create an unforgettable experience – that’s true luxury and this is exactly why Madrid should be your next go-to travel destination.
The Culture & Heritage
With a history that dates back multiple centuries, the Spanish capital has an incredible story to tell. Lose yourself in the culture and heritage of Madrid at the Paseo del Prado and El Retiro Park, which has just been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Coined the ‘Landscape of Light’ combining culture, science and nature, this vast area is 75 percent green space. In this area alone you can truly immerse yourself in the heritage of Madrid with many galleries and museums all amongst this 190-hectare space. This includes the iconic ‘Madrid Golden Triangle’ which consists of the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofía Museum. There’s also the Decorative Arts Museum, the Royal Astronomical Observatory and the Botanical Gardens which await you.
Madrid’s gastronomy alone will take you on a historical journey. The Spanish capital holds the Guinness World Record for being the home to the world’s oldest restaurant. Dating back to 1725, Botín is one of the city’s most authentic dining experiences. As well as taking you on a historical culinary journey, Madrid is a city that’s an expert in haute cuisine. Home to 21 Michelin-starred restaurants including the three-starred DiverXo, run by innovative chef David Muñoz, there’s no shortage of culinary offerings in this pulsating capital.
Experience the quality, design and detail of Madrid’s local artisans in the areas of Las Salesas, Lavapiés, Barrio de Las Letras (Literary Quarter), Chueca, Malasaña, Conde Duque, La Latina, Madrid de los Austrias, some of which are centuries old, to invest in timeless and authentic pieces. For a newer shopping experience, explore Galería Canalejas, set amongst the famous Calle Serrano and Calle Ortega y Gasset in Barrio de Salamanca. The avant-garde shopping area is set across 15,000 metres and is home to some of the top luxury houses including Hermès and Cartier, with many more set to open in 2022.
No stay in Madrid is complete without experiencing the many luxurious hotels the Spanish capital is home to. For those seeking a truly opulent stay, the Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood Villa Magna and the newly opened Four Seasons Madrid are all ideal or perhaps a more contemporary hotel like the Madrid EDITION Hotel would suit. Whatever your criteria, you’ll be sure to find it in the heart of Spain.
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