If you’re looking to shop until you drop in the Spanish capital then Gran Via is your street. Many hotels are located within stumbling distance of the many department stores, so you can drop off your bags and hit the shops all over again if you require. However, the Gran Via offers more than just retail therapy, many of the buildings on this famous street are excellent examples of 20th century architecture and feature grand edifices and ornate monuments. In the evening, be sure to stop at Plaza del Callao, this square is the heart of Madrid’s movie industry and features six movie theatres. The Capitol, housed in an art deco building, is perhaps the best known of the six.
Hotels in this area are also close to Puerta del Sol, one of the liveliest places in the whole of the Madrid. On New Year’s Eve, the festivities take place in this part of town with locals eating twelve grapes to mark the twelve strikes of the clock. Throughout the year you’ll find many of Madrid’s famous attractions in the heart of this square, such as the statue of the bear and the Madreno tree and the Old Post Office, which is now home to the President of Madrid.
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