Art & Culture

From Gran Vía to Heaven

Category: Art & Culture June 14, 2022

El Jardín de Diana. Hotel Hyatt Centric Gran Vía. © Álvaro López del Cerro

High up on this century-old Madrid avenue, sculptures of gods, humans and creatures of all kind exist side-by-side. Read on to discover what these iconic symbols of our city represent.

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Weaving threads Category: Art & Culture
May 18, 2021

Journey through history with the Royal Tapestry Factory, which in 2021 will celebrate 300 years since it first opened its doors. At the heart of its mission is the production and restoration of rugs, tapestries and coats of arms, in addition to conserving Spain’s textile heritage. Its guided tours invite us to discover how today’s […]

 
Category: Art & Culture, Shopping
March 16, 2021

Two hundred metres, thirty stalls and thousands of books. As you can see there is also room for numbers on the Cuesta de Moyano. One of Madrid’s great literary landmarks since 1925, this open-air market, oozing with charm and history, is waiting to be discovered.

 
Come back to the city centre! Category: Art & Culture
September 22, 2020

Some opened their doors centuries ago, while others are new arrivals. But they all have something in common: their location. They’re all in the vicinity of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. This area is full of bars and restaurants waiting to be discovered. You’ll find some of them on the illustrated Map of Century-Old Restaurants […]

 
Category: Art & Culture
April 2, 2020

We know many of our visitors have had to postpone their trips to Madrid. Soon we’ll be back to normal, but during this period we would like to invite everyone who is staying home to take part in a number of virtual activities organised by the museums and cultural institutions along the Paseo del Arte (Art […]

 
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