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.