Vicalvaro is the perfect place to stay in Madrid as many of the city’s star attractions are close. Among the most interesting places to see are the fascinating Faunia and the remarkable Plenilunio Shopping Area. Also, well worth the effort are the El Capricho Park and the Centro Comercial Campo de las Naciones.
Prado Museum, one of the most popular sights in the country is located 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the west.
To really understand Madrid, visit one of its museums and theaters. Spend a quiet afternoon discovering the exhibits at Crystal Palace, the Reina Sofia Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. For a great night out, head to the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Espanol and the Teatro Fernan Gomez, one of the area’s great concert venues. Enjoy the beautiful artworks at Annta Gallery, the Antonio Machon Gallery and the Museum of Public Art.
If the sun is shining, do what the locals do and head outside to the nearby green spaces. Nature lovers will want to check out the El Retiro Park, the Royal Botanical Garden and the Juan Carlos I Park, a place where you can enjoy a little slice of tranquility.
If you are looking to buy souvenirs, fashion and food, shop til you drop amid the boutiques, stores and stalls at the San Anton Market, ABC Serrano and Fuencarral Market.
See local favorites, the Estadio de la Comunidad, take on their rivals at the iconic Estadio de la Comunidad. On game days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of red, blue and white, as soccer fans flock together to get behind their home-grown heroes.
For a real taste of Vicalvaro, consider making a reservation close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the amenities at the Regina, the Hilton Madrid Airport, and the popular Hotel Nuevo Boston.