San Miguel Market
This gastronomy temple is also the best example of cast-iron architecture in Madrid. Here you can find thousands of wonderful flavors.
This meeting point for gourmets in Madrid is considered a Property of Cultural Interest and among its 33 stalls we would like to point out Casa del Bacalao, Boucherie, Pinkleton & Wine and Ostras Sorlut.
The closest metro stop is Opera, which is in the same metro line of Diego de León stop, the closest one to our VP El Madroño hotel.
San Anton Market
Recently inaugurated, this market in Chueca’s Neighborhood has three floors that will impress you. The first floor is dedicated for selling exclusive products, which you can consume in the third floor restaurant La Cocina de San Antón. In the middle floor there is a place where you can taste delicious wines and 10 stalls of show-cooking.
The closest metro stop is Chueca, which is in the same metro line of Diego de León, only 2 minutes walking from our VP El Madroño and only three stops and one change from Serrano stop, the closest one of VP Jardín de Recoletos hotel from which you can also go by foot.
There are in Salamanca’s Neighborhood two of our VP Hoteles: VP El Madroño and VP Jardín de Recoletos. But there are also a lot of urban chic places in this zone delimitated by Paseo de la Castella, Alcalá Street, María de Molina Street and Francisco Sivela Street.
There are not only locals in the Golden Mile of Madrid; the Retiro Park, which is the perfect option for walking or even to row in its lagoon, the Ortega y Gasset Street where the most exclusive shops are located, the ABC Serrano Shopping Center and El Corte Ingles are also excellent options to visit located in this zone of Madrid.
From VP Hoteles we highly recommend you to visit this zone which is very easy to acces by metro or by car, and of course if you are staying at VP hotels you will be able to access by foot
The most famous street of the Spanish capital can’t be missed in your travel through Madrid. Shops, restaurants, cinemas and many theatres with the most famous musicals are located in Gran Vía. Gran Vía starts in Alcalá Street (where you can find the Metropolis building) and ends in Plaza de España and its Coliseum.
You will also find the most popular shops in Gran Via Street. National and internationals fashion brands such us Zara or H&M have purchased entire emblematic buildings of Gran Via to exhibit their designs, being this initiative their best promotion. Street by foot if you are staying at our VP Jardin de Recoletos hotel. During your walk you will be able to enjoy beautiful sights such us La Puerta de Alcalá and the Cibeles Palace, which is a privilege in the center of Madrid.
Literary Quarter is known by this name because it was the living place of Cervantes and Lope de Vega during the Gold Century. Actually, it is better known by its many bars, pubs and clubs situated from Puerta del Sol to Alcalá Street. The most crowed zones are Santa Ana Square and Huertas and Cruz Streets.
The closest VP Hotel to this area is our VP Jardin de Recoletos from which you will only have to walk some minutes. Our VP EL Madroño is also very close, only some metro stops.
El Rastro Street Market
Place of purchasers and stallholders, el Rastro is an obligated visit on the Sunday you will spend in Madrid.
Most of the tourists and local people go through the more of 1.00 stalls of the street market from the top to the bottom. From Cascorro square (Tirso de Molina metro stop) to Puerta de Toledo Market.
To finish this amazing morning of bargain and good prices, the best you can do is enjoy one of the Spanish typical activities: tapas in the best bars of the zone.
The privilege situation of VP Jardin Metropolitano is perfect to arrive at this street market, because It is just few metro stops away and in the same metro line from Cuatro Caminos; only 500 meters from our hotel’s door.
Madrid can presume of being the home of the best flamenco’s tablaos. In Salamanca Neighborhood you can find Rincón de Jerez, where the tapas are mixed with the best rociero’s ambient.
Corral de la Morería is one of the most old tablaos in Madrid, which not only has wonderful artists but also has an excellent cuisine since it appeared in the Michelin’s Guide because of its delicious food.
Café de las Chinitas is very close to this tablao, and it is known because of its original decoration with mantones de manila. It is also located in the bottom of a palace from the 18th century.
Casa Patas has a variety offer of shows. They change their program every month and the shows and artist are different every week and every weekend.
Tablao Flamenco Cardamomo is famous because of its live shows. You could enjoy the best flamenco even after the midnight.
From VP Hoteles we highly recommend you to visit one of these places, because it is a unique opportunity and an unforgettable experience.
This Book Fair was born in 1925 and it is formatted by 30 stalls with book of many topics that go from 19th century to nowadays. Also it great location in Cuesta de Moyano near Retiro’s Park would lend you enjoy your book in the best park of Madrid.
From VP Jardín de Recoletos you can go walking since the Retiro Park is really close to our front door.
Madrid Río is a huge park which goes through Manzanares River during more than 10 kilometers. You can enjoy cultural, sports or family activities.
From VP Hoteles we recommend you: Matadero Madrid, Segovia’s Bridge and its gardens, the Urban Beach and the different sports places.
You can easily access into this park from any of the VP Hoteles situated in the heart of Madrid, since they are all located in privileged centric zones. VP Jardin Metropolitano is located in Cuatro Caminos; VP Jardin de Recoletos is really close to Serrano Street and Retiro Park and VP EL Madroño is also located in Salamanca Neighborhood. All of them are very close to the Retiro closest metro stops.