For art enthusiasts, the Golden Triangle offers a variety of art galleries and museums such as the Prado National Museum, Reina Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art and Thyssen Bornemisza. Madrid is also home to the Palacio Real – or the Royal Palace – occupied by the Spanish Royal Family, and is the most beautiful building in Madrid. Explore Madrid’s largest park Buen Retiro Park which was once built for the Spanish monarchy and is now surrounded by exquisite sculptures, galleries and monuments. For guided tours let IKON lead you to Almudena Cathedral, Gran Vía, Plaza Mayor and one of the largest library’s in the world, the Biblioteca Nacional de España (National Library of Spain).
For a laid-back shopping experience Salamanca neighborhood offers a variety of luxurious boutiques. For a more relaxing shopping experience you can explore Madrid’s popular open-air flea markets, Mercado de Motores and El Rastro. Madrid’s gastronomic and gourmet scene deserves a special mention as it offers guests an unforgettable experience.
The city comes alive at night, savor Spanish tapas and taste some of Madrid’s praised wines; you’ll soon feel as if you’re a part of the locals (Madrileños)
Some of Madrid’s more popular taverns and restaurants are Sobrino de Botín, Sala de Despiece, Juana La Loca, La Monteria and Taberna Laredo. Madrid’s gourmet scene offer travelers impeccable service and the most avant-garde cuisine by the hands of culinary geniuses and their Michelin starred restaurants.
World Heritage site Toledo is worth a visit when discovering Madrid. Walk along this iconic landmark’s cobbled streets and walk-ways, gazing upon monuments, historic churches, palaces, synagogues, mosques and convents. You can also stop along Toledo’s craft stores and purchase some of the world’s best ceramics, leather and embroidery.
Listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, Segovia offer visitors’ alternative routes based on their individual interests. Whether it’s monumental, gastronomical, or religious tours you’re after, Segovia has it all. The El Acueducto and El Alcázar are a reflection of Segovia’s exquisite Romanesque, Gothic and Moorish – well-preserved – architecture. For yet another gastronomic experience, Segovia boasts traditional delicacies such as oven roasted suckling pig, lamb and a variety of fresh produce that are all combined to make award-winning five star dishes.
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