Gran Via Apartments are perfect for anyone who wants to know and enjoy Madrid.Located in a completely renovated historic building near the Gran Via Avenue and Puerta del Sol and very close to Chueca, are a step away from everything, so you can visit Madrid on foot.
The Gran Via 1 Apartment is exterior, with a large lounge with two sofas (one sofa bed) and two balconies to the street, a separate bedroom with double bed and fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. It has high ceilings, so the bedroom is in a loft, accessed by a beautiful wooden staircase.
Without doubt, Apartamentos Gran Via are the best choice for your stay in Madrid.
The Gran Via apartments are in a perfect location for anybody's needs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Madrid Barajas Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Madrid Atocha Train Station 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Madrid, the capital of Spain and third largest city in Europe is also one of the most beautiful Europe's cities and it attracts great number of visitors from all over the world during all year. It is world famous for its football clubs, fashion, flamenco, corida, museums and parks. Madrid is one of most popular destinations in Spain. It is well-known for its large amount of cultural attractions, and some of the most important landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid, the largest palace of the Western Europe; the Teatro Real (Royal theatre) with its Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; an archaeological museum; and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
In fact, Madrid is regarded as one of the Europe's most popular destinations concerning museums and art galleries. Very popular place for locals and for tourists as well is the Retiro Park, Madrid's the most popular and the largest park.Madrid has the greatest number of trees and green areas per resident among European countries and some of other important parks in Madrid are Casa de Campo, colossal parkland in the west of the city, The Royal Botanic Garden, an 8-hectare botanical garden situated in the Plaza de Murillo, next to the Prado Museum and Monte de El Pardo, a Mediterranean forest inside the city of Madrid, which is one of the best preserved Mediterranean Forests in Europe and protected zone for the bird-life. The nightlife is undeniably one of the greatest attractions in Madrid. If you come to Madrid, you should visit some of Flamenco theatres and enjoy traditional Spanish music.
Located 2 minutes from the Gran Via Avenue and near Chueca, the gay quarter of Madrid, it is also where you will find a vibrant night life, and exciting shopping streets.
Gran Via divides the city in districts: on its northside are Malasaña -to the west- and Chueca further east. Gran Vía ends to the west in Plaza de España and to the east at the intersection with Calle de Alcalá.
Permanently crowded with shoppers and sightseers, the street is appropriately named -the great lane- with splendidly quirky Art Nouveau and Art Deco facades fronting its banks, offices and apartments, and huge posters on the cinemas. Callao square holds a high concentration of movie theaters.
From Callao, two pedestrian streets lead directly to Puerta del Sol: calle Preciados, with El Corte Inglés & FNAC department stores, and calle del Carmen. At the end of Carmen you'll find the city's most popular meeting place, "el Oso y el Madroño" (the Bear & the strawberry tree), at Puerta del Sol.
The Gran Via ends in an open area, Plaza España, created in the 1920s to air the old city and constructed on land occupied by low houses, small gardens and billeting.
Malasaña is the fashionable neighbourhood in Madrid, with a number of art galleries and vintage shopping, as well as the best of Madrid's young and varied nightlife.
La Plaza del Dos de Mayo is situated right in the neuralgic centre of the District of Malasaña, one of the most attractive neighbourhoods of the city, with its young atmosphere and the great fashionable variety of the premises and stores that surround it. Comparable to Tribeca in New York or Nothing Hill in London. In addition to being a very safe zone its very well communicated by public transportation with all the points of the superb city, by many bus lines or by the Madrid underground (Bilbao Station). Five minutes walking from Fuencarral street, a long avenue that arrives to the Gran Vía which in all its extension is filled with cinemas in its beginning, restaurants and different stores jammed with diverse and interesting people.
The District of Malasaña borders on the District of Chueca very fashionable in the city where it is possible to get in 10 minutes walking. Malasaña, as it is called the area, is full of restaurants, tapas bar, theatres, shops, supermarkets, museums and cinemas, which allows you to really feel the real Madrid, which is one of the most interesting cities in Europe. It's a very lively area with trendy, minimalist restaurants in Fuencarral street, an ample selection of late night bars nd other. If you are partial to a bit of shopping, check out Fuencarral and Hortaleza streets.
Cultural spots such as the Prado museum and the Reina Sofia gallery can be easily reached by metro in about 15 minutes.
Chueca is one of the most bohemian neighborhoods of Madrid.
This neighborhood is located next to Malasaña, towards the northern side of the Gran Via within the central area of the city, and is known as a very cheerful spot which offers a wide variety of entertaining activities. This way, this spot is one of the first choices among young local people and visitors who want to have fun and party at night. Chueca is also very interesting for those tourists who wish to go shopping or meet the latest creations of some of the most famous designers of the world.
Chueca is not the place to see historic Madrid. There are few grand buildings of note besides the Sociedad General de Autores on c/ Fernando VI, #4. Designed by José Grases Riera, one of Antoni Gaudí's disciples, this 1902 building is one of the few "modernista" structures in Madrid. This is not to say that Chueca isn't full of charming buildings. In fact, it holds some of the most beautiful blocks in Madrid. Brightly-colored facades and intricate iron balconies characterize these streets packed with more and more trendy boutiques, bars, discos and restaurants every day.
Plaza de Chueca is the center of barrio activity. Cafes around the square set up tables when the weather is nice. It's the see and be seen of Gay Madrid. On the other hand, plaza establishment Bodega Angel Sierra shows little signs of cosmopolitanism, with its wooden interior and vermouth taps. It's a classic Madrid meeting point for a pre-dinner drink, a perfect contrast to the electro-pumping sleek locales around every corner, so you can taste a little of each.
Chueca is, in short, Madrid's gay neighborhood, and it exudes more New York style than any part of the city. Full of chic boutiques, the most modern and fashionable restaurants, bars, clubs and tapas restaurants, Chueca is a favorite of gays and heteros alike. The "Barrio Rosa" (Pink Neighborhood) shines during Gay Pride every June with an extravagant parade and debaucherous street partying.