Top Things to See in Madrid, Spain

Situated in a quiet residential area of Madrid, just 15 minutes from the main arteries of Alcalá and Arturo Soria, Hotel Artiem Madrid is well connected to the city center by metro and bus. It is located on the east side of Madrid in the heart of one of the city’s premier corporate districts. It is close to the M-30, A-2 and Avenida America and is just a few minutes away from the important IFEMA Convention Center. The Madrid bullfighting arena, Las Ventas, is also within easy reach. The Madrid Barajas International Airport is 9 kilometers away.
 
For leisure travelers, it is 10 minutes by taxi to the upscale Salamanca Shopping District and a 15 minute cab ride to Madrid’s highlights, including the Prado Museum, Plaza Mayor and old Madrid. Hotel Artiem Madrid is 80 kilometers northeast of Toledo; 105 kilometers southeast of Segovia; 55 kilometers west of Guadalajara; and 28 kilometers west of Alcalá de Henares.  Numerous corporations have international headquarters in Madrid, including Cedex, Sap, Universal Music, Iberia, Warner Bros, Gamesa, Liga de Futbol Professional, World Duty Free Group, Roche Farma, MSD, and Planeta de Agostini.
 
L.E. HOTELS Top 10 must see attractions
 
Prado Museum
 
The Prado Museum is the crown jewel of one of the capital’s most visited tourist itineraries: the Paseo del Arte (Art Walk). Its walls are lined with masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools, including Velázquez’ Las Meninas and Goya’s Third of May, 1808. Its collection comprises 8,600 paintings and over 700 sculptures.
 
Reina Sofía Museum
 
Located on the Art Walk, the Reina Sofía houses works by Dalí, Miró and Juan Gris as well as Picasso’s masterpiece: Guernica.
 
Royal Palace
 
Home to the Kings of Spain from Charles III to Alfonso XIII, Madrid's Royal Palace takes visitors on a journey through the history of Spain. Though it is no longer the royal family's home, it continues to be their official residence.
 
Almudena Cathedral
 
Madrid´s cathedral, which stands in Hapsburg Madrid, has a short but tortuous history. The first plans for the church were drawn up in 1879 by Francisco de Cubas, who wanted to create a pantheon for the late Queen Maria de la Mercedes. The foundation stone was laid in 1883, but when Pope Leo XIII granted a bill in 1885 for the creation of the Madrid-Alcalá bishopric, the plans for the church were changed to become plans for a cathedral.
 
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
 
Real Madrid is one of the three great Madrid teams in the Professional Football League. The stadium is open 363 days a year so that football fans and sports enthusiasts can visit the historic facilities, and it is one of the capital’s busiest tourist attractions.
 
Madrid Río
 
Madrid Rio is a huge recreational and cultural area both for its landmarks and leisure facilities and the culture it houses, and for being a reference point from which to contemplate and come into contact with monumental Madrid.
 
Retiro Park
 
This green oasis in the center of Madrid has125 hectares and is home to over 15,000 trees. From the botanical point of view, the Park includes some very important gardens: the Jardín de Vivaces, the Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (classical gardens of an Andalusian style), the Jardines del Arquitecto Herrero Palacios, the Rose Garden, and the Parterre Francés with the oldest tree in Madrid, a bald cypress that is believed to be 400 years old.
 
Mayor Square
 
This portico lined square is situated at the heart of Hapsburg Madrid, the old part of the city and one of the capital’s most charming districts.
 
Royal Theatre
 
Madrid’s Teatro Real, designed by the municipal architect Antonio López Aguado during the reign of Queen Isabel I, was inaugurated in 1850. In 1997, the Teatro Real once again became the home for opera in Madrid.
 
Descalzas Reales Monastery
 
Building was started by Antonio Sillero and later continued by Juan Bautista de Toledo between 1559 and 1564 for the Monasterio de las Clarisas. This Monastery occupies the ancient palace of Carlos I and Isabel of Portugal.