An example of a present-day capital that was selected due to its historical evolution is Madrid ... example of urban planning, as it is laid out in a grid-like fashion with specific zoning designations for government buildings, embassies, hotels, and.
A neighbourhood guide to the best areas to stay in Madrid , as chosen by our resident expert, including the best hotels on Gran Vía and Paseo del Prado, and in neighbourhoods including Chueca, Salamanca and the Barrio de las Letras.
The Madrid –Barajas airport is the nation's busiest and one of Europe's largest; wherever you're headed in Spain , odds are you pass right through. And while the capital city is worth a lengthy stay, sometime you're on a tight schedule. Here's how to.
“I would rather starve in Marrakech than be a millionaire in Alberta,” so said Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain’s most popular writers ... Photos, postcards, journals and maps from well-known photographers and anonymous travellers make up most of.
For example, you can explore not only the urban tradition of the "tapeo" (going bar to bar to taste different tapas dishes) but can venture out into the Madrid countryside to taste such local specialties as Castillian soup and suckling pig. ... Founded.
The five-star Villa Real is a classic hotel filled with extraordinary artworks. Rather than a trendy, designer option, it is more of a place for frequent travellers who appreciate the attentive service and comfortable rooms. A strategic location means.
Madrid is divided into barrios, each with their own character. Several of these districts converge on the semi-circular Puerta del Sol (1), which is officially the geographical centre of the city – and of Spain ... is the Hotel Urban (5) on Carrera.
There's an especially lovely story of that last, skeptical kind in Cristina Fernández Cubas's remarkable collection, NONA'S ROOM (Peter Owen, paper, $14.95), which is the first of this Spanish writer's books to appear in English. The narrator of.
There's arguably never been a better time to visit Madrid . Prices are still relatively low, but the economic and political turmoil of the past decade has helped spur an outpouring of creativity and enterprise in Spain's golden capital. Experimentally.
At the film's centre is a prolonged sequence set in the annex of the Algiers Motel in which a small group of police officers conduct a prolonged campaign of violence, threatening, torturing and terrorising guests, in the belief that there was a sniper.
Puerta del Sol is home to the symbol of Madrid — an enormous statue of a bear nuzzling a madrono tree — and a plaque marking Kilometre Zero — the geographical centre of Spain . Local tradition demands you touch the bear's foot for luck, and step on.