Chueca, Gran Via and Madrid, are other places in the area which are also worth touring.
Prado Museum, one of the more famous tourist attractions in the country is situated less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to the east.
To gain a deeper understanding of Madrid, visit one of its museums and theaters. Stroll around and savor the quiet of Crystal Palace, the Reina Sofia Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Enjoy seeing local and touring artists live on stage at the Royal Theatre, the Teatro de la Zarzuela and Joy Madrid. Enjoy the fascinating displays at the Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo, Annta Gallery and the Antonio Machon Gallery.
If the sun is shining head outside and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Locals and visitors alike will enjoy a visit to the El Retiro Park and the Royal Botanical Garden. There is a relaxed atmosphere here and well-designed botanical displays.
While you are here, visit some of the local sights such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de Espana. These are a magnet for locals and tourists alike. The Madrid area features some evocative reminders of the past; start your historic tour at the Gate of Toledo. See some sacred places such as the San Isidro Church. Relax in the calm atmosphere and get an appreciation of the impotence of faith in Huertas.
Enjoy window shopping and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe in a few of the nearby shopping venues such as El Rastro, the Mercado de San Miguel and the San Anton Market.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking a room at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the Hotel Atlantico Madrid, the Regina, and the popular Hotel Liabeny.