Madrid Holiday Homes - the only thing you'll regret, is not booking them for longer!
Madrid is the perfect city break location for those tourists who love art, history, culture, architecture and fine cuisine. We guarantee you will never experience a dull moment whilst on your Madrid holidays, there is simply far too much to do and see. Undisputably the first thing you must do immediately after having unpacked your suitcases and settled into your Madrid apartments, is to head down to the Golden Triangle of Art, made up of three world famous art museums located in and around the Paseo del Prado, one of the main traffic arteries in central Madrid. The Prado museum is undisputably one of the most famous art galleries in the world, housing one of the finest collections of European art it is possible to find anywhere in the world. The art works dates between the 12th and 19th centuries and includes iconic artistic works by renowned painters such as Velzquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and Bosch, amon many others.
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Head to the Reina Sofia art museum near the Atocha train station to view the chilling and breathtaking artistic interpretation of the bombing of Guernica, by Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous works of art ever produced by a Spaniard. There is a great deal of beautiful architecture to marvel at in the city, from a wide range of different periods. Take your camera along whilst staying in Madrid holiday rentals and take snaps of the Puerta de Alcala, a monumental stone arch built in the 1770s during the reign of Carlos III, near the entrance to the Retiro park, the green lung of the city of Madrid. After taking a leisurely wander around this beautiful expansive park, with its glassy boating lake and immense monument to King Alfonso XII, with its semicircular colonnade and equestrian statue of the king atop a column, take a stroll down to the Gran Via, the main artery of the city. This immense buzzing, bustling, lively and vibrant main street is filled with high street shops, theatres, cinemas, souvenir shops and cafes, culminating in the vast public sqaure Plaza de Espana, with its immense statue of Cervantes.
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Why not take a tour round the royal palace, built between the years 1738 and 1755 on a ridge overlooking the Manzanares River, with the beautiful and elegant royal cathedral, Cathedral de la Almudena, location of many royal marriages? Tours are cheap and inside you will be awed and inspired by the beauty and rich artistic and historic heritage contained within, with paintings by Velazquez, Carvaggio and Goya, rich tapestries, beautiful artifacts and breathtakingly intricate frescoes. You are also free to explore the picturesque gardens surrounding the palace, namely Sabatini Gardens, with its proud and regal statue of Carlos III, and the Campo del Moro gardens. You could also sip a refreshing drink and sample some delicious tapas in the Plaza Mayor, visit the spiritual and geographical heart of Spain, la Puerta del Sol square with its iconic clock tower and visit the elegant and beautiful Templo de Debod, an Egyptian temple donated to Spain in 1968 and set up in Parque del Oeste, which looks particularly sensational lit up at night. For more art, history, cuisine and culture-filled holiday breaks, look no further than a trip to Arezzo Holiday Rentals, in the popular northern Italian holiday region of Tuscany.