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Best things to do in Centro

Kunstmuseum
“One of the most important art museums in the world housing masterpieces from local and international artists, with a calendar of temporary exhibitions. ”
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Seasonal eats in an modern space with an all-season terrace
“The contemporary arts center housed in a former historic hospital with an addition signed by French architect Jean Nouvel, that blends historic architecture and contemporary construction. Permanent collection with XIX-XXI art and temporary exhibits . Library, Bookstore, cafeteria. and gardens. Absolutely worth the visit. Check on free entrance days/hours.”
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Kunstmuseum
“An important private collection of masterpieces, now belonging to the state and shown in a recently renovated historic house. Also a good calendar of temporary exhibits and events from lectures, to films or seminars. Also guided and/private visits ”
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Palace
“Royal Place, the building and its gardens is one of the attractions of Madrid, with the suggestion of walking through the narrow streets to find real treasures in traditional architecture and the magnificent Royal Opera House that offers visits to the building that requires reservation in advance. ”
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Denkmal/Wahrzeichen
“Egyptian temple of the 2nd century BC that was donated by Egypt to Spain in gratitude for the help given to save the temples of Abu Simbel together with UNESCO in 1968. DO NOT MISS THE SUNSET!! ”
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Kunstmuseum
“A not to miss landmark is the Vertical Garden of Caixaforum, designed by Patric Blanc.”
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Kirche
“(8 min walk) The cathedral of Madrid, Almudena Cathedral, was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993 when it was completed. Felipe VI of Spain was married to Queen Letizia in this church.   ”
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Denkmal/Wahrzeichen
“A reconstructed Egyptian temple gifted to the city by Egypt. Beautiful at sunset. ”
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Kunstgalerie
“A cultural center where you can have a coffee and do some laptop work (free wifi), there is also a rooftop area to enjoy a drink at. Just check times, as it is closed and/or has special events frequently. ”
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Kunstmuseum
“http://www.museoreinasofia.es/ Five minutes walk, it´s the fantastic museum of contemporary art”
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Museum
“A very interesting and well organized museum, a historic house from the XVIII century funded in 1924 devoted to decorative arts and furniture in the age of Romanticism, to explain and interpret life and customs of the period. Permanent collection on display in the whole building with a calendar of temporary exhibits and a program of events, including concerts, lectures, workshops and guided visits. The cafe has a outdoor garden open to all public and visitors and used for some events. Free entrance Saturdays from 2pm.”
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History Museum
“A block south of Plaza de la Cibeles, this museum will appeal to those who always wondered what the Spanish Armada really looked like. On display are quite extraordinary models of ships from the earliest days of Spain’s maritime history to the 20th century. Lovers of antique maps will also find plenty of interest, especially Juan de la Cosa’s parchment map of the known world, put together in 1500. The accuracy of Europe and Africa is astounding, and it’s supposedly the first map to show the Americas. Also of interest is the wall-sized map showing Spanish maritime journeys of discovery from the 15th to 18th centuries. Statue of Don Blas de Lezo (3 February 1689 – 7 September 1741) one the Greatest Admirals of all time and unfortunately one of the most unknown Spanish heroes well deserves a visit - it is located at Plaza de Colon. ”
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Kunstmuseum
“Romantic Spain in its prime. The Palace of the leader of the Carlistas movement. Ladies are going to love it, a 10 minute walk from the flat. ”
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Denkmal/Wahrzeichen
“This beautiful and stylish terrace that provides stunning views of Madrid and where you see many of the postcard pictures of the iconic Metropolis building. ”
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Museum
“Lope de Vega lived there for a quarter of a century, until his death in 1635. There he wrote some of his best-known works. And it was there that he suffered some of his greatest losses. Within those walls, his son Carlos Félix died when he was only seven years old. The house was the final home of Juana, who died in childbirth with Feliciana, the writer's last legitimate daughter. Marta de Nevares, another of Lope's great loves, also spent her last days there, blind and demented ("Resuelta en polvo ya, más siempre hermosa"). Lope de Vega was a Spanish playwright, poet, novelist and marine. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Age of Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature. He was nicknamed "The Phoenix of Wits" and "Monster of Nature" (in Spanish: Fénix de los Ingenios, Monstruo de la Naturaleza) by Cervantes because of his prolific nature. Lope de Vega renewed the Spanish theatre at a time when it was starting to become a mass cultural phenomenon. He defined its key characteristics, and along with Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina, took Spanish Baroque theatre to its greatest heights. Because of the insight, depth and ease of his plays, he is regarded as one of the greatest dramatists in Western literature, his plays still being produced worldwide. He was also one of the best lyric poets in the Spanish language, and author of several novels. Although not well known in the English-speaking world, his plays were presented in England as late as the 1660s, when diarist Samuel Pepys recorded having attended some adaptations and translations of them, although he omits mentioning the author. Some 3,000 sonnets, 3 novels, 4 novellas, 9 epic poems, and about 500 plays are attributed to him. Although he has been criticised for putting quantity ahead of quality, nevertheless at least 80 of his plays are considered masterpieces. He was a friend of the writer Francisco de Quevedo and an arch-enemy of the dramatist Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. The volume of his lifework made him envied by not only contemporary authors such as Cervantes and Luis de Góngora, but also by many others: for instance, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wished he had been able to produce such a vast and colourful oeuvre.”
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Museum
“Gráfico e ilustración - Small, free-to-enter graphic art and illustration museum, plus cafe in striking, design-led edifice.”
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