Chueca, Gran Via and Madrid, are nearby suburbs which are also worth touring.
Prado Museum, one of the most visited tourist attractions in the entire country is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to the east.
To really get a feel for Madrid, take a trip to one of its many cultural destinations. Step inside some of the remarkable galleries and collections such as Crystal Palace, the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Reina Sofia Museum. Book seats for some of the magical theater, dance and music shows at the Royal Theatre, the Teatro de la Zarzuela and Joy Madrid. There are some excellent galleries to enjoy nearby including the Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo, Annta Gallery and the Antonio Machon Gallery.
There are many natural gifts here as well, so make sure you enjoy the nearby green spaces. There are some nice gardens and parks, so take a picnic blanket to the El Retiro Park and the Royal Botanical Garden.
Spots such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de Espana make great places to visit while you are in Hortaleza. To learn more about the local historic attractions, visit the Gate of Toledo. The San Isidro Church offer those exploring Madrid a chance to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
One of the nicest ways to experience the natural environs is to hit the fairways at the area’s excellent courses such as the Green Canal Golf.
If you are looking to buy souvenirs, fashion and food, amble through the many stores that are part of El Rastro, the Mercado de San Miguel and the San Anton Market.
When it’s time to relax after a busy day discovering the delights of Hortaleza, check in to one of the area's many bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Hotel Atlantico Madrid, the Regina, or the Hotel Liabeny.