The name does not come from the president of an important Spanish bank; this restaurant boasts, and rightfully so since it is certified with a Guinness plaque (the records one, not the beers), of being the oldest in the world. The date is subject to controversy since there are older restaurants in the world although if you google “oldest restaurant in the world” you will find Casa Botín in the top places. In any case, it is the oldest in Spain, opening its doors in 1725 during the reign of King Felipe V, the first king of the House of Bourbon in Spain. It rivals with Can Culleretes in barcelona, a restaurant that has offered Catalan gastronomic specialities since 1786. read full article
It offered its first underground services in 1919, when King Alfonso XIII inaugurated the first line that went from Cuatro Caminos to Sol, with Chamberí station -of which we will talk about later on- in the middle of the line. With these new infrastructures, Madrid was now a European city in its full right, with the works on the Gran Vía in full flow initiated nine years before and the vocation of leaving aside that appearance of ‘Castilian town’, paraphrasing the members of the literary Generation of ‘98. In neighbouring Portugal, the first lines of the metro in Lisbon were inaugurated in 1959 while the underground in Rome began to work in 1930. In Paris, the first line of the Métropolitain opened in 1900, built for the Olympic Games of that same year.
During the Spanish Civil War, the metro stations became common refuges for the people of Madrid to keep safe from the bombings of the aviation of General Franco and his German and Italian. read full article
Are you planning on visiting Madrid in the next few months and you’re looking for a hotel to stay in? If that’s the case, don’t miss checking out on the hotel offers in the centre of Madrid that Hotel Victoria 4 offers you, which guarantees you special prices on its official website that will make your stay in the capital a lot cheaper..
Hotel Victoria 4 offers its guests different kinds of offers according to their demands and needs. For example, for stays longer than 3 nights, we have a 3 for 2 offer in which one of the nights is free, including also breakfast every day. We also have an offer for 4 nights for the price of 3 for even longer stays. read full article
One of the pleasures of travelling is ‘hunting’ for those unique items that are exclusive from the place we find ourselves in, small trophies with which we can surprise our loved ones when we go back home or that we can treasure in our own home as travelling souvenirs.
If you have chosen to stay in our hotel, it’s very easy to go shopping in Madrid because some of the most original and oldest shops of the city are located in the area of Sol due to its unique history and central location.
Below are some of those shops that you can find in Sol, where you can buy traditional gifts from Madrid without having to walk further than 15 minutes from our hotel: read full article
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