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Your Luxury Madrid City Guide

Posted on | March 2, 2011 | Comments Off on Your Luxury Madrid City Guide

Article by Phoenix Delray

If you have always wanted to go to an incredible city in Spain, you should probably grab a Madrid city guide and start planning a trip. The historic capital city is a luxury destination that is unlike any other in the world, and although it used to come in second place to nearby Barcelona, it is now one of the most famous cities in the world, known across the globe for many different things. The city of course is filled with a rich history, museums, cultural centers and architectural wonders but it is also known for its fine dining, luxury hotels, an active night life and exclusive high end shopping.

Madrid is divided unofficially into three areas: The Center, which is filled with tourist attractions aplenty, the Periphery, which is a suburban area and the Ensanche, which is famous for its luxurious shops and hotels. There are plenty of attractions throughout the areas from cathedrals and ancient churches to museums and the former homes of many heads of state. Some of the most popular places to visit include The Royal Palace, The Fine Arts Museum and the Botanical Gardens. There is the Zoo Aquarium de la Casa de Campo, with a whopping 3,000 different animals brought in from five different continents. There is both a zoo area and a tropical marine aquarium for guests to enjoy. If you are looking for some amusement park fun you will enjoy the Warner Brothers Movie World, which is the countrys version of Disneyland.

Be sure that you visit during the San Isidro Festival, where you can catch a bullfight. You will be able to sink right into Madrid culture by seeing a flamenco show at El Corral de la Moreria. If you miss the San Isidro Festival, dont worry there are all sorts of events that take place around the city all year long, from fashion shows to film festivals, gourmet dining events and music concerts.

You might find mentioned in a Madrid city guide the La Ancha Restaurante, where you and your guest can relax and enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine in elegant settings. You might also find an entry about the Botin Restaurant, which is the oldest restaurant in the world (no kidding). Since 1725, Botin has been serving both locals and tourists fine Spanish cuisine on four separate floors, and it has been enjoyed by luminaries such as Ernest Hemingway. Although there are thousands of attractions and hotels that might be included in a Madrid city guide, these are just a few of the most popular ones.