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A Whistlestop Tour of Madrid, Spain
Madrid is a modern, world-class, but also historic city - the capital of Spain - located almost centrally in the heart of the country.  A contrast of old and new, Madrid is a beautiful and vibrant city with great architectural interest.  You might find the drive into the city a bit boring with its suburbs of concrete apartment blocks, but once in the centre, you will enjoy the traditional streets, with medieval buildings and some narrow and very atmospheric alleys, containing shops and bars.

The old quarter has a concentration of magnificent attractions including the Prado Museum with its great art collection, as well as the Reina Sofia and Thysssen-Bornemisza galleries, displaying Picasso and many other European and American masters.

The people of Madrid are among the great attractions of the city.

Plaza de Cibeles, Cibeles Fountain, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Commonly known as the "Madrileños" they can be seen relaxing in the traditional cafes and cars, at the Sunday El Rastro flea market, and also late into the night at the many bars and nightclubs of Madrid.  For shopping, Madrid is a shopper's paradise, including the classy and expensive shops of the Salamanca Quarter.  For those on a more modest budget, the El Rastro flea market is highly recommended.... read more
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Madrid Airport/Ifema Area  - Atocha Station (AVE)Castellana Avenue & Castellana Avenue North
Old Quarter/Historic Centre - Residential Area - Salamanca Quarter
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Madrid-Barajas Airport  is the main international airport serving Madrid, Spain. It is the country's largest and busiest airport, the world's 11th busiest airport and Europe's fourth. It opened in 1928, and has grown to be one of the most important aviation centres of Europe. The airport derives its name from the adjacent town of Barajas, which has its own metro station on the same rail line serving the airport.

The Madrid-Barcelona air shuttle service, known as the "Puente Aéreo" (in Spanish) or "Pont Aeri" (in Catalan), literally "Air Bridge", is the world's busiest route, with the highest number of flight operations (971 per week) in 2007. The schedule has been reduced since February 2008, when a Madrid-Barcelona high-speed rail line was opened, covering the distance in 2½ hours, and quickly became popular. Barajas serves as the gateway to the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe and the world, and is a particularly key link between Europe and Latin America. The airport is the primary hub and maintenance base for Iberia Airlines. Consequently, Iberia Airlines is responsible for more than 60 percent of Barajas' traffic.  In 2008, more than 50.8 million passengers used Barajas.

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AC Coslada Hotel, Madrid
The modern, minimalist-style AC Coslada hotel rises from a commercial and industrial section of Madrid, Spain, only two kilometers from Madrid Barajas Airport. The National Archaeological Museum stands 13 kilometers from the hotel, and the bustling city centre lies 14 kilometers away.  AC Coslada's modern lobby features 1960's-style club chairs arranged around glass-topped tables, an inviting spot to sip complimentary coffee from the 24-hour lobby café while reading a book from the hotel's library collection. The lobby also provides flat-screen television entertainment and wireless Internet access. Other rejuvenating amenities include a Turkish bath and a fitness center, stocked with cardio equipment and free weights. Meanwhile, La Terminal, the hotel's signature dining venue, specializes in Mediterranean and Spanish dishes. The restaurant's playful décor includes futuristic pod chairs and colorful geometric wall prints.
Aparthotel Barajas Convencion, Madrid
Aparthotel Barajas Convencion is located in the residential suburb of Alameda de Osuna in Madrid, Spain, nine kilometres from the city centre and four kilometres from Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD).  The Aparthotel Barajas Convencion is set in two connected five-storey blocks. The modern hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from the airport and the IFEMA congress centre. The air-conditioned public areas have wireless Internet access (surcharge). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can offer currency exchange, concierge services and the use of a safe-deposit box.  The Aparthotel Barajas Convencion has 95 modern apartments, each measuring 50 square metres, with light decor and traditionally styled furnishings. Each apartment is air conditioned and equipped with a spacious dining and sitting room with sofa bed, satellite TV and direct dial telephone. A complete kitchen is provided for your convenience.
High Tech Madrid Aeropuerto, Madrid
High Tech Madrid Aeropuerto hotel stands nine-hundred meters from Madrid Barajas Airport. Madrid's financial district is located six kilometers from the hotel, and downtown Madrid is twelve kilometers away. Other nearby attractions include IFEMA, Madrid's exhibition centre, Congress Place and Hinojosa Golf Club. High Tech Madrid Aeropuerto hotel offers limited-hour complimentary shuttle service to Madrid Barajas Airport.  Encouraging deep relaxation, the hotel features an outdoor pool, surrounded by lounge chairs and a verdant lawn. In the lobby, overstuffed club chairs in bright colors surround coffee tables.  The hotel's Cafeteria Madrid Aeropuerto serves Spanish cuisine in a casual contemporary atmosphere. The restaurant features black and red décor and geometric light fixtures above linen-covered tables. Other featured amenities include laundry facilities, high speed Internet access and a business centre.
Hilton Madrid Airport, Madrid
The Hilton Madrid Airport is located in Madrid, Spain. The airport is 2.5 kilometres away, and the city centre and Prado Museum are 12 kilometres away, easily accessible from the metro. The Palacio Real is 14 kilometres away. The modern Hilton Madrid Airport is characterised by chic, contemporary interiors. It offers a complimentary airport shuttle and a 24-hour multilingual concierge to arrange tourist excursions. There is a fitness centre with an indoor hydrotherapeutic pool, sauna, and steam room. The hotel offers 24-hour room service, garage parking (surcharge), and wireless Internet throughout.  The Hilton Madrid Airport houses the modern La Plaza restaurant serving local specialities including tapas, and the stylish Reserva restaurant offering a range of Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. Snacks, drinks, and cocktails are available in the contemporary Ferrum Bar.
Tryp Hotel Alameda Aeropuerto, Madrid
Tryp Alameda Aeropuerto is located two kilometres from Madrid Barajas Airport. The hotel lies 10 kilometres from central Madrid and 12 kilometres from Gran Via, the main thoroughfare.  The hotel offers complimentary 24-hour airport transportation. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with currency exchange. The restaurant serves regional specialities and international dishes in a contemporary setting. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Complimentary use of the outdoor pool at Hotel Barajas, opposite the hotel, is available.  The 148 guestrooms have light, contemporary decor. All include satellite television, air conditioning, safes, and bathrooms with hair dryers.use in guestrooms), satellite flatscreen televisions, and safes. 
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(Also convenient for Parque del Retiro and Thyssen-Bornemisza, Reina Sofia and  Prado Museums)
Atocha Station (Spanish: Estación de Atocha) is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter trains (Cercanías), intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high speed trains from Barcelona (Catalonia) and Seville (Andalusia). These train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, Renfe.  The station was Madrid's first railway station. It was inaugurated on 9 February 1851 under the name Estación de Mediodía (Atocha-Mediodía is now the name of an area of the Arganzuela district, and means in old Spanish south).

After the building was largely destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt and reopened in 1892. The architect for the replacement, in a wrought iron renewal style was Alberto de Palacio Elissagne, who collaborated with Gustave Eiffel. Engineer Henry Saint James also took part in the project.  This old building was taken out of service in 1992 and converted into a concourse with shops, cafés, a nightclub, and a 4,000 m² covered tropical garden. A modern terminal by Rafael Moneo, designed to serve the new AVE trains to Seville, was added to the complex.  The main lines end in the new terminal; commuter train platforms are located underground, at the ingress to a rail tunnel extending northward under the Paseo de la Castellana.

People Canoeing Past Parque Del Retiro, Madrid, Spain
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The Jardines del Buen Retiro or Parque del Buen Retiro (literally "Gardens" or "Park of the Pleasant Retreat"), or simply El Retiro, the "Lungs of Madrid", is the main park of the city of Madrid, capital of Spain.  The Parque del Buen Retiro is a large and popular 1.4 km2 (350 acres) park at the edge of the city center, very close to the Puerta de Alcalá and not far from the Museo del Prado. A magnificent park, filled with beautiful sculpture and monuments, galleries, a peaceful lake and host to a variety of events, it is one of Madrid's premier attractions. The park is entirely surrounded by the present-day city.

Close to the northern entrance of the park is the Estanque del Retiro ("Retiro Pond"), a large artificial pond. Next to it is the monument to King Alfonso XII, featuring a semicircular colonnade and an equestrian statue of the monarch on the top of a tall central core. The Rosaleda rose garden. Among the many rose bushes of all kinds stands the Fountain of the Falling Angel, erected in 1922, whose main sculpture El Angel Caído (at the top) is a work by Ricardo Bellver (1845–1924) inspired by a passage from John Milton's Paradise Lost, which represents Lucifer falling from Heaven.

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Hotel AC Palacio del Retiro, Madrid
Built as a palace in 1908 and converted into a hotel in 2004, the AC Palacio del Retiro is a national heritage site, which features original sweeping marble staircases and stained glass windows. The hotel is situated in the city centre, 300 metres from the Prado Museum. The Reina Sofia Art Centre is 500 metres away, and the Running of the Bulls takes place at Plaza de Toros, five kilometres away.  Guests can work out in the fitness centre and then unwind in the sauna. Those seeking total relaxation can indulge in a variety of spa and massage treatments, including in-room massages. Diners can enjoy modern Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed setting at the restaurant Indice. Before dinner, guests can enjoy cocktails in the bar, or relax and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Parents will appreciate the babysitting service.
Hotel Agumar Madrid
The Hotel Aqumar, Madrid is a modern, eleven-floor wonder and is located next to the Parque Del Retiro, just 200 meters from Atocha-Ave railway station and around the corner from the Prado museum. Many of Madrid's finest attractions are within easy reach of the hotel, including the Queen Sofía Art Centre, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Gallery, and the Botanical Gardens.  Patrons of Hotel Agumar can relax with a drink in the bar, enjoy international cuisine in the restaurant or hit the dance floor at the hotel's own disco.   The hotel provides 24-hour room service, and newspapers in public areas. The hotel's 245 guestrooms are decorated in a variety of styles and feature interactive TV with pay movies.
Hotel El Prado, Madrid
A modern hotel in central Madrid, the wine-themed Hotel El Prado is located 150 metres from botanic gardens and a host of art galleries and museums. Local attractions include the Thyssen Bornemisza Gallery 50 metres away, the Prado Museum, 100 metres away, and the 4.5 kilometre long Gran Via Street, starting 150 metres from the hotel. In keeping with the hotel's theme, guests are presented with a book about Spanish and regional vintage wines on arrival. Additionally, each floor of the hotel features complimentary baskets of fruit, daily newspapers and stationary.  The Hotel has seven floors and in each floor the most important wine making brands are represented, grouped together by region. Given the importance and recognition of the Rioja region, we have themed the reading room on the most international of the Spanish Regional Vintages.  Each room is personalised and the decoration incorporates the information, characteristics and photographs of each of the wine making marks of origen that are represented. 
Hotel Villa Real, Madrid
The Hotel Villa Real is housed in a grand building, sensitively designed to blend with the surrounding architecture, in the centre of the museum triangle 300 metres from the Prado.  Madrid's finest museums are on the doorstep: the Thyssen Museum (fine art) is just 100 metres away and the Reina Sofia 400 metres. Madrid's main square, Puerta del Sol, is also 400 metres from the hotel.  Guests can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax over drinks in East 47 restaurant and cocktail bar, a cosmopolitan space offering modern European cuisine and an impressive collection of Warhols. The hotel is filled with all kinds of art, sculptures and mosaics, and wireless Internet is available in public areas for guests who wish to stay in touch. 
Rafaelhoteles Atocha, Madrid
The modern Rafaelhoteles Atocha is located within one-and-a-half kilometres of the "big three" Madrid museums, the Prado, Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemiza in Madrid, Spain. Atocha rail and metro station is 800 metres from the hotel, and Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD) is 10 kilometres away.  A five-storey white brick hotel, Rafaelhoteles Atocha has a corner entrance. Glass doors lead into a large, spacious lobby with marble floors, front desk, seating and complimentary newspapers. The hotel has a terrace at the rear.  El Azafran restaurant at Rafaelhoteles Atocha offers Mediterranean and international flavours, specialising in rice dishes. With dark red walls, cream tablecloths, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's bar is open for relaxing drinks.
The Westin Palace Madrid
Overlooking the Neptune Fountain and its quiet plaza, the Westin Palace lies opposite the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums and is two blocks from the Reina Sofia Art Centre. The palatial hotel was built in 1912 on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli.  The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian Renaissance gardens, leads through to Rotunda Hall which is crowned with an Art Nouveau glass dome. Dining options include international and Spanish dishes at the informal La Rotonda, and Chinese cuisine at Asia Gallery. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Set in the most dramatic room of the hotel, the Palace Bar is dominated by an Art Nouveau stained-glass dome with flower motif, from which a large chandelier is suspended. Cocktails, and a choice of over 700 wines from the adjoining cellar, are served here, and live piano music is played for afternoon tea. Club Neptuno fitness centre is open round the clock and offers rooftop views across the Buen Retiro Park.
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