Our apartment it's found in the heart of Madrid, 1 minute from Gran Vía and Plaza de Callao, two minutes from Madrid Opera, Royal Palace and its wonderful gardens and 5 minutes from Plaza Mayor. The Prado Museum is located 15 minute walk, as well as the museum triangle. Perfect area to enjoy restaurants, terraces with tapas, shopping in the trendy area.
TEMPLE OF DEBOD
It is an Egyptian temple dating from the 2nd century BC, it is transported to the Cuartel de la Montaña Parque in Madrid. The temple was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government to save it from flooding following the construction of the great Aswan Dam.
Work on the temple began in the early 2nd century BC under the orders of King Meroë Adijalamani, who built a chapel dedicated to the god Amun and the goddess Isis.
In the 6th century AD, after the Nubian conversion to Christianity, the temple was sealed and abandoned. In the 20th century, due to the construction of the dam, the Egyptian government gave the temple as a gift to the city of Madrid and it was transported and rebuilt stone by stone in its current location. It was opened to the public in 1972. The reconstruction of Madrid maintains the original orientation of the building; that is, from east to west.
This green oasis in the center of Madrid has 125 hectares and is home to more than 15,000 trees. From a botanical point of view, the park includes some very important gardens: the Jardines de vivaces, the Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (classical Andalusian-style gardens), the Jardines del Arquitecto Herrero Palacios, the rose garden, and the Frances Parterre with the oldest tree in Madrid, a swamp cypress that is believed to be 400 years old.
SAN MIGUEL MARKET / TAPPING
The Mercado de San Miguel is a historic and monumental market infused with literary retrospective located in the heart of Madrid's old town, an area with true personality and an infinity of shopping, cultural and entertainment options. They are now writing a new page in their history with the aim of bringing together the best traders, professionals, experts and enthusiasts in their respective specialties.
Its offer justifies a trip to the center of Madrid, while still maintaining the traditional market vocation around daily shopping. It is an offer of quality, freshness and seasonal products created in response to the recent growing interest in gastronomy that has now become a cultural phenomenon.
The Mercado de San Miguel aims to become a Center for Culinary Culture, where the product is the key, along with the active presence of functions and events related to food and gastronomy. A meeting place for the consumer and the professional, the gourmand, and those seeking information and advice. A place where we can continue doing our daily shopping, as well as participate in activities, taste the excellent products
AUSTRIAS & ROYAL PALACE
Plaza Mayor, the Monastery of the Incarnation and Plaza de la Villa, with buildings erected in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries - Casa de la Villa (previously, the Madrid City Council), Torre de los Lujanes, Cisneros Casa -, are the main architectural complexes built under the Habsburgs. Another must-see is the Monastery of the Descalzas Reales, a convent that was the royal seat of Carlos I of Spain. In it, you can see the permanent collection, which contains works of art from the 16th century onwards. Finally, the Palacio de Santa Cruz, built in 1629, is the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Fuente de Cibeles, created in 1782 and located in its current location since 1895, has ended up lending its name to one of the most emblematic squares in Madrid. It has also become a symbol of the capital. The fountain represents the Roman goddess of the same name (Cybele in English), symbol of the land, agriculture and fertility, on top of a chariot drawn by lions.
It is located in the center of the Plaza de Cibeles and is surrounded by the large buildings of the Buenavista Palace (Army General Headquarters), the Linares Palace (Casa de América), the Communications Palace (formerly the post office of the headquarters and currently the mayor of the Madrid office) and the Bank of Spain. The goddess and lions were sculpted in purple marble from the town of Montesclaros (Toledo), and the rest in stone from Redueña, an area 32 miles north of Madrid, near the Sierra de La Cabrera.