Hotel Lope de Vega
Travel Blogs from Madrid
Things are going well. The weather is not too warm and it seems I brought the wrong wardrobe. But that always happens. Madrid is an easy place to be in and I like it a lot. Yesterday and today I have been working at the Museo de Traje and it has been very productive. Late this evening, I went to see the Ballet Russes exhibition organized by the V & …
A morning of Madrid institutions
A slower and more relaxed start to our last day in Madrid beginning with breakfast - coffee and croissant- in La Mallorquina at the western end of Puerta del Sol. Rather than sit upstairs we decide to stand at the counter with its double glass shelves filled with pastries and bocadillos. The assistants stand guard in their starched white jackets each tending a section of the ...
If anyone ever drives to Madrid make sure you drive a car
less than 4.5 metres long and less than 1.85m high as otherwise you will be
driving around for 3 hours finding a car parking space. Eventually we parked
where the coach trip tour buses do, under Madrid in an old dungeon type
environment. On reflection the whole of Madrid’s car parking is underground but
for “normal” cars. ...
... turnstiles to a world of unparalleled beauty. Truly this is one of the greatest collections of art on the planet, a vast treasure-house of masterpieces that are almost overwhelming in their sheer impact and the visceral emotions they induce.
There are spectacular works collected over centuries by the powerful Spanish monarchy by the likes of Titian, Reubens, Goya, Velaquez, Caravaggio, El Greco and even an alternative version of the Mona Lisa ...
My first trip (the day trip) occurred just under a month ago. An Argentinian girl I met in Greece came to visit me in Madrid and we decided to take a day trip to Segovia as neither of us had been before. Segovia was absolutely beautiful, but I must admit it is strictly a day trip destination. There are about three really cool things to see which can all be done in a day with the right amount of vigor. But the true beauty of Segovia I cannot express until the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility