Madrid Journals

Madrid

A March 2004 trip to Madrid by maurimauri

Quote: Here are some suggestions about this city.

Madrid

Overview

Quote:

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

I usually travelled on the subway system.

Plaza Mayor

Attraction

Quote:
This huge square was initially built between 1617 and 1620 at the request of King Felipe II. After a terrible fire, it was totally redesigned in 1790. Here there are some shops, a lot of cafés and restaurants, and a tourist office.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Plaza Mayor
Heart of Old Town
Madrid, Spain 28012

Museo Sorolla

Attraction | "Museo Sorolla"

Quote:
This was the mansion of the painter Joaquin Sorolla. It was built between 1910 and 1911. There are seven rooms. You can see many of his paintings and his studio with its painting colors and paintbrushes. The house is set on two floors, has two gardens, and an annex with a collection of ceramics.

The address: Paseo del General Martines Campos, 37.
Metro: Rubèn Dario.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Museo Sorolla
Paseo del General Martínez Campos, 37
Madrid, Spain 28010
+34 91 3101584

Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real)

Attraction | "Palacio de Oriente (or Palacio Real)"

Quote:
It was built on the site of an alcazar. This one had been destroyed by fire in 1734. The building of the palace began in 1738 to 1764.

Nearest metro stop: Opera

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real)
Calle Bailén, 6
Madrid, Spain 28013
+34 91 5475350

Centro Comercial ABC Serrano

Attraction | "ABC Serrano"

Quote:
This three-story shopping centre used to house the offices of the newspaper ABC. Here you can find almost everything you like or need. At the ABC Serrano, there are some cafes and two restaurants.

Nearest metro stop: Rubèn Dario

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 16, 2005

Centro Comercial ABC Serrano
Serrano, 61
Madrid, Spain 28006
+34 91 577 5031