Elegant designed luxurious apartment in Madrid centre that offers its guests the opportunity to stay in the historic building of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor. This charming apartment is in a second floor, no lift/elevator. The entrance hall, with a wonderful stained glass and a big mirror, leads into a large living/dining area with four large Windows to a 11 meters long balcony facing onto the Plaza Mayor.
It is furnished with a combination of antique and contemporary furniture; the living room area with 3-seater sofa, a chair and a coffee table is on one side and a round table for 6 people on the other side, with nice views over the Plaza Mayor. There are three bedrooms along the hall. The master bedroom (queen-sized bed) has an en suite bathroom, the second is a double bedroom and also there is a twin smaller bedroom. There are two more comfortable bathrooms with shower.
The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, including a 4-ring hob (stove), oven, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and breakfast table. There is wood parquet flooring throughout, except for the bathrooms and kitchen.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Valencia 350 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Barajas 15 km, Nearest railway: Atocha 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Plaza Mayor was built during the Habsburg period and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is located only a few Spanish blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape, measuring 129 × 94 m (423 × 308 ft), and is surrounded by three-story residential buildings having 237 breathtaking balconies facing the Plaza. It has a total of nine entranceways. The Casa de la Panadería, serving municipal and cultural functions, dominates the Plaza Mayor.
The origins of the Plaza go back to 1576 when Philip II asked Juan de Herrera, a renowned Classical architect, to discuss a plan to remodel the busy and chaotic area of the old Plaza del Arrabal. Juan de Herrera was the artist who designed the first project in 1560 to remodel the old Plaza del Arrabal but construction did not start until 1617, during Philip III's reign. The king asked Juan Gómez de Mora to continue with the project, and he finished the porticoes in 1619. Nevertheless, the Plaza Mayor as we know it today is the work of the architect Juan de Villanueva who was given the glorious, albeit difficult task of its reconstruction in 1790 after a series of enormous fires. Giambologna's equestrian statue of Philip III dates to 1616, but it was not placed in the centre of the square until 1848.