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ESPAHOTEL PLAZA BASILICA
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The History of Madrid
Historical Places in Madrid
To get a quick sense of the history of Madrid, begin with a casual stroll through Habsburg Madrid (“Old Madrid”), the old side of town. Here you will find mazelike, narrow streets adorned with gilded storefronts and lanterns. It’s the perfect place to spend an evening meandering from one traditional tavern to another.
Most notable to the city’s history is the Royal Palace. This beautiful, baroque palace stood throughout the nation’s history and is open to visitors today. The Royal Palace contains a stunning 3,418 rooms constructed from fine, high-quality materials. While the Royal Palace typically charges €11 for admittance, on some days you can enter for free.
If you love experiencing old palaces, don’t stop at the Royal Palace. You must visit El Escorial Palace in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, which is just 45 northwest of the capital. El Escorial is the historical residence of the King of Spain, which completed construction in 1584. Taking 21 years to build, the phrase “la obra de El Escorial” came to be known for something that would take a long time to complete. Buen Retiro Park is a famous garden and the largest park in Madrid. It is one of the city’s most famous attractions thanks to its beautiful sighs and the many events hosted there. Stroll through Retiro Park built in 1505, to view magnificent sculptures and statues throughout. If you’re visiting in the summer through early fall, stop by one of the many free concerts at Retiro Park.
The Best Madrid Hotels
The average cost of Madrid Hotels is about €117 ($141) per day for a couple. Because it’s so close to the city, there are plenty options for hotels near Madrid Airport and hotels in Madrid city centre. Whether you’re looking for cheap hotels in Madrid, Spain or luxury Madrid hotels, there’s an option for any budget or preference.