What to see during your stay in cheap hotels Madrid
Once you have accommodated in our cheap hotels in the capital of Spain, you can start your visit in Puerta del Sol. This is the most famous square of Madrid, where you will find the kilometer zero, the starting point of all the radial roads of Spain. Here you will also find the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, symbol of the city, and the Watch of the Post Office building.
Then you should take a walk in Gran Via. This is the most famous street in Madrid, whose construction dates back from 1929. It is the beating heart of Madrid. If you walk enough, close to the Retiro Park, you should arrive to Museo del Prado, one of the most important museums in the world and one of the most visited, in which several important art pieces are collected.
In this category stands also out the Reina Sofia National Museum, the museum of modern art in Madrid, where you can contemplate notable collections of Picasso, Dali and Miro; and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, that exposes masterpieces of many different styles and periods, mostly belonging to the private collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family.
As said before, one place you will love to visit is the Retiro Park. The largest urban park in Madrid is the green lung of the Spanish capital, with a large pond where you can sail with small boats or walk along green streets. Close to it you’ll find also the Puerta de Alcala, in Independence Square. It is one of the most important monuments of the capital, opened in 1778. A great place to find one of our cheap accommodations in Madrid.
Of course, there are a lot of other places you must visit. Plaza Mayor is one of them, surrounded by historic arcades which have seen many events throughout its history. The same goes for the Royal Palace, also called Eastern Palace. It is the official residence of Spanish royalty, although currently it’s only used for official ceremonies.
Another place of interest is Plaza de Cibeles, between Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, where stands the famous Cibeles fountain with the big statue of the goddess Cybele on a cart drawn by lions. This is the designated place for all celebrations of the victories of Real Madrid football club.
Then you should also go to Almudena Cathedral, the most important church in Madrid, relatively modern to be a cathedral, because its construction dates back from the late nineteenth century. If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Madrid, try to find close to this area.
Special places to enjoy in Madrid
You should know Madrid has options for everyone. If you want to be surrounded by the most modern part of the city, Cuatro Torres Business Area is your place, represented by four modern skyscrapers of which the highest is 250 meters high.
It is also fun to go to El Rastro. In the center of Madrid every Sunday and holidays is celebrated this street market with over 400 years of history where you can find everything. If we talk about neighborhoods, Malasaña is the central district of Madrid, famous for its trendy and alternative scene and lively nightlife. Do not miss a visit to this neighborhood if you want to experience a bit of “Madrid Movida”. On the other hand, Chueca is Madrid’s neighborhood that concentrates most of the gay community of the Spanish capital, with a lively nightlife. Both are amazing place to book among our low-cost hotels in Madrid.
Finally, you also should know Atocha Railway Station. This is the main railway station in Madrid, located in a spectacular building that hosts inside a stunning tropical garden. There is also a monument dedicated to the people that died due to the terrorist attack in 2004.
Events and festivals in Madrid
If you want to visit Madrid in its most especial moments of the year, write down these dates. First of them are the Fiestas de San Isidro, on May 15th. Madrid celebrates its saint with great bullfights that attract enthusiasts from around the world and street events. Another one is Cibeles Fashion Week, where designers come from around the world to show their latest masterpieces on the catwalk. Consider looking at our economical hotels in Madrid offer if you fancy these celebrations.
You can also visit de capital in May 2nd Festival. This festival commemorates the liberation of Madrid by Napoleon's troops with music, dance, art and outdoor dining, plus bullfights. The Book Fair is a great moment too, held every year in late May in the Parque del Retiro.
On the other hand, you can try to watch some Bullfighting. Madrid is the capital of the bulls and in the famous Plaza de las Ventas are held every year numerous “corridas”, which attract both locals and tourists. There are plenty of inexpensive hotels in Madrid close to this place.
Finally, we suggest you going to Madrid Marathon, every April; or enjoy the Chimes in the Plaza del Sol. On December 31st evening thousands of locals and tourists gather in the square under the watch of the Post Office building, with twelve grapes to swallow one by one following the toll of the chimes to celebrate the New Year.