Tryp Gran Via
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTryp Gran Via Madrid
Honestly the place is small but perfect for the single traveler. Wifi wasn't free, but available and reasonably priced. Good selection of TV channels. And best of all it was VERY centrally located within walking distance of just about everything. If I come back, I'm staying here again......
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... you have to know the maker and the history.
Probably the most impressive part of the palace to me was the Royal Chapel. It had more gold than almost any other church/chapel I've seen, which is saying something. It was a Baroque-style chapel almost entirely either black or gold. I walked in and just said "wow."
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