Posts with category Guías Madrid

De compras en Sol desde el Hotel Victoria 4

By | 13 January, 2014 | 0 comments

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:

1) Casa Diego

Casa Diego - Tiendas en SolOn one of the busiest corners in Sol we find Casa Diego (Puerta del Sol, 12), a 200-year-old workshop-shop that makes fans, umbrellas, parasols, and walking sticks.

All of its products are handmade, which gives them a unique touch and exclusiveness of the highest quality. Members of royal families from around the world have ordered products from Casa Diego, such as the princess of Spain Letizia Ortiz, who ordered a fan made here for her wedding.

2) Cafés “La Mexicana”

The century-old shop Cafés La Mexicana (Preciados, 24) welcomes its visitors with the strong and unique aroma of freshly-grinded coffee. All of its coffees are 100% homemade, toasted by hand and grinded right in front of the client.

Curious fact: despite the latest trend of coffee-capsule machines, this shop and its franchises currently hold the Guinness Record for being the shop that sells the most coffee in the world.

La Violeta, dulces típicos de Madrid3) La Violeta

Whether you want to take back a souvenir from Madrid for a delicatessen lover or you have a sweet tooth yourself, don’t miss out on visiting the confiserie La Violeta (Plaza de Canalejas, 6).

The violet-flavoured sweets and the dewed petals of this flower are this sweet shop’s biggest speciality, a shop that will fascinate you for its vintage style both in its decoration and in the wrappings of its sweets. This is something you can only buy in Madrid.

4) Capas Seseña

Founded in 1901, Capas Seseña (Cruz, 23) is the only shop in the world that specialises in the traditional garment that are capes. Celebrities such as Pablo Picasso, Federico Fellini or Michael Jackson have ordered capes made in the workshop of Seseña. Even the Nobel-prize-winning writer Camilo José Cela received this prestigious award in one of these capes.

Originally a piece of clothing for men, in the last few years they have been making silk ones for women: Hillary Clinton has one of them.

Photos | (CC) La Casa de Diego, Kerolic and (CC) Violet Candies in Madrid Shop, by Mark Peacock.

Written by Laura Blanco

Navidad en Warner Madrid

By | 23 December, 2011 | 0 comments

Parque Warner Madrid is a great place to visit all year round, situated just outside Madrid on the Carretera N-IV, km 22 in San Martin de la Vega, you can reach the park by car, or train from Atocha Train Station or bus from the bus station at Villaverde Bajo.

This Christmas Warner Park Madrid are making of Christmas a reality, in their own words, with the various activities they have prepared for this festive period. Until the end of December all the lovely characters from Warner cartoons will come to life to welcome you into the park and introduce you to all the musical shows and Christmas activities for the whole family. Some of the shows and activities will include Christmas carols, lights and fabulous decorations.

Your children will be able to deliver their letters to Santa and the Three Wise Men, before you take them to enjoy a nice meal in one of the many restaurants or just shopping in the many shops and boutiques.

The park closes at 8pm and opens at 12pm. Price for people over 120cm is 39 Euros and under 120cm or taller but senior citizen (over 60) is 30 Euros. Those children who haven’t reached yet 90cm go for free, but they have to accompany an adult.

So, don’t delay book your ticket now, remember you can get to Parque Warner by train from Atocha, not far from the Hotel Victoria 4.

De paseo junto a la Gran Vía

By | 16 November, 2011 | 0 comments

The Gran Vía is famous in Madrid for many reasons, the main one is maybe that it is one of the main arteries in the centre of Madrid. However, Gran Vía is also the area with the highest concentration of cinemas and theatres in Madrid.

You can start in Callao, and then go down Gran Vía towards Plaza de España, Plaza de Callao also has its own cinema and one of the best sandwich cafés in Madrid, Rodilla. This home grown sandwich chain serves really different sandwiches with creative and delicious fillings.

If you continue towards Plaza de España, on your way you will find innumerale little cafés and bars where you can taste some of the local tapas or just simply relax in front of a cup of coffee. In Plaza de España you will be able to pay a visit to the statue dedicated to the great writer Cervantes and his most prominent creations, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

From this mini-garden square you can take the chance to admire some of the local 20th century architecture, like the Edificio España (Spain Building) that overlooks the square with its massive body of brick and metal.

In Calle Martín de los Heros you will find Cines Renoir and Cines Golem, where you can enjoy the latest releases and art movies in their original language.

This is one of the sightseeing routes on foot that you can do from Hotel Victoria4.

Noches de flamenco en Madrid

By | 25 October, 2011 | 0 comments

The experts say that Madrid is the world capital of Flamenco. Without any animosity against Andalusia, where this form of art was born, the capital of Spain has the best venues where you will be able to enjoy the Flamenco magic.

Passion, strength, intensity, some happiness at times and some pain at times, these are the basic ingredients of flamenco singing and dancing, an art that has been declared Immaterial Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

In our search for the best Flamenco stages in Madrid we will have to stop at El Rincon de Jerez, a venue situated in Barrio de Salamanca. This place has a distinctive Flamenco atmosphere with a daily show.

Another flamenco temple is El Corral de la Moreria, one of the most famous and old flamenco stages in the world, in Calle Moreria, 17. From 1956 it sells out almost every night because of the prestige of its singers, guitarists and dancers.

You will also be able to enjoy a delicious dinner with good quality dishes, this venue has been mentioned on the Michelin Guide. This venue has also been visited by great cinema stars like Rita Hayworth, Nicole Kidman or Natalie Portman.

El Museo del Atlético de Madrid en el Vicente Calderón

By | 21 October, 2011 | 0 comments

The Vicente Calderon Stadium has a surprise inside for all football fans, its museum. This valuable exhibition is considered one of the five most important and prestigious in the world of football because of the quantity and quality of the pieces kept in it. read full article

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