Hotel Durval Puerta de Alcala

C/ Salustiano Olozaga 12, Madrid, Madrid, 28001, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Somos Madrileños

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson


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Alighting at the Casa de Campo station we head up to the restaurant terrace and the mirador (viewing point) from where we have one of the most panoramic views of Madrid. It's a bright day but bitterly cold, especially at the top of the cable car station. We walk around and take in the 360 degree views. There are a few hardy mountain bikers, but no joggers, or at least none that we can see.

On the return journey we look towards the north west ...

A Taste of Madrid at night pt 2

A travel blog entry by williamluff


... table seem to be ******* constantly, so we order la cuenta, por favor and move across the road. Within moments we're ensconced at a glass-topped table made of an old barrel, cracking into some chargrilled vegetables with mozzarella and a spicy tempranillo.

We're both a bit tipsy by this point, so much so that Coman starts trilling through his rather limited repertoire of Spanish songs, which seems to consist of 'Maņana Maņana (Hubba Hubba)' by Peggy Lee and not ...

End of central Spain adventure

A travel blog entry by hudsimo


... around 100 years old.

The highlight today was seeing the stunning 15th century German Gothic Penafiel castle. It is such a long building (210 metres) that some describe it as resembling a battleship. I see what they mean. The building now houses a wine museum, but unfortunately it is closed on Mondays and so we couldn't see inside. But the outside was certainly impressive, along with its views over the very beautiful Duero valley.

In the countryside we ...

Madrid and el calor Espanol!!

A travel blog entry by gabyfrancavilla


When I finished my primary school I was 11. My parents proposed me to live my first experience abroad, at home of my dad's best friends family. I remember I really didn't take my time to decide, I just said YES!!

I was on a plane with a hostess who was actually taking care of me, as I was alone. She used to go and come back to check on me. I was sitting right next to a man (nowadays I would say a young guy, he wasn't ...

Midterms and an interview

A travel blog entry by gretchen.swain


... sugary and she cut huge pieces. At the end of my piece i felt like my body was going to die from the sugar rush. It was crazy. The cake part itself wasn't super sweet it was more the frosting. There was 4 layers of chocolate cake and between each layer was cream. The frosting was blue and you could feel each grain of sugar in it. There was a lot... Then on top of the cake was lots of harden sugar flowers. It was very pretty. I missed ...


This hotel, located in the Salamanca area of Madrid, is near Alcala Gate (Puerta de Alcala), La Cibeles, Palacio de Comunicaciones, and National Library (Biblioteca Nacional).
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