Cortes Entertainment Walk, Madrid

Madrid is the economical, political and cultural center of Spain. Founded in the 9th century, this city is one of the most relevant destinations that Spain has to offer to its visitors concerning culture and history. Madrid is a hot destination filled with interesting spots including museums, historical sites, Flamenco bars and much more. Discover Cortes barrio step by step, as proposed in the list below.
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Cortes Entertainment Walk Map

Guide Name: Cortes Entertainment Walk
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid (See other walking tours in Madrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: emma
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Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

1) Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (must see)

Founded by Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and his son Hans, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is housed in a 19th-century Neo-Classical mansion near the Prado Museum. It is one of the finest private art collections in the world and was ceded to Spain by Baron Hans in 1992.

The museum is part of the “Golden Triangle of Art” and has a truly wonderful collection of Impressionist and Expressionist European and American art, Renaissance, Mannerism, Rococo and Romanticism art dating from the 13th...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Plaza Cánovas del Castillo

2) Plaza Cánovas del Castillo

When you visit the Plaza Canovas del Castillo, do make sure that your camera’s batteries aren’t low and that you have plenty of space for photos, as it would be a pity not to keep some of souvenirs of this lovely plaza.

Actually, “plaza” is rather a grand name for what is now Madrid’s most popular and most beautiful roundabout. Surrounded by impressive Baroque buildings, the centerpiece of the plaza is the fountain “Fuente de Neptuno”, a large basin with a statue of Neptune upon...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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La Venencia

3) La Venencia

La Venencia is a famous bar among tourists due to the great sherry and tapas it serves. It has a stunning design, with everything remaining completely unchanged from its opening in 1953. The bar is dedicated to serving customers the finest sherry and is frequented by an eclectic group of...   view more
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Vinoteca Barbechera

4) Vinoteca Barbechera

An elegant and quite inexpensive wine bar, Vinoteca Barbechera is the best choice for those who want to enjoy a cup of authentic Spanish wine. It offers a variety of more than 300 Spanish wines and traditional tapas. It can be easily found on Plaza de Santa Ana in Central...   view more
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Cerveceria Alemana

5) Cerveceria Alemana

Cerveceria Alemana is located in central Madrid's Plaza Ana, well known for hosting many cafes and eateries and for being a popular night spot for Madrid's youth. It is also the place where Hemingway had his daily haunt- the Cerveceria Alemana (German Bierkeller). His regular table still stands in the near right-hand corner and this tavern is noted in his novel "The Sun Also...   view more
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Plaza de Santa Ana

6) Plaza de Santa Ana (must see)

Plaza de Santa Ana is located in central Madrid, nearby Puerta del Sol and Calle de Huertas, in the Barrio de las Letras. It features monuments to Spanish Golden Age writer Pedro Calderón de la Barca and the Grenadian poet Federico García Lorca and numerous restaurants, cafes and tapas bars, with its terraces covering most of the sides surfaces. Teatro Español, the oldest theater in Madrid, is located on the plaza's east side. It was built in the 17th century and then had the name Corral...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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CaixaForum

7) CaixaForum (must see)

When you arrive at the Caixa Forum you will be immediately struck by two aspects of this extraordinary building. The first thing to draw your eye is the vertical garden adjoining the Forum; the second feature will take your breath away: the building appears to be floating off the ground!

When the Caixa Foundation acquired the disused power station they wanted to create a modern multicultural center, but the building was classified as a historical monument and they couldn’t have it pulled...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Kapital

8) Kapital

An elaborate nightlife complex housing an impressive seven floors of varying entertainment, Kapital truly defines the Madrid nightlife scene. The bottom floor features the main room where techno beats get guests going on the spacious dance floor. Offering three bars and top quality light and sound, this is only the beginning of a guest to Kapital’s journey through this massive club. The second floor features karaoke, the third offers hip, R and B, and funk, while the fourth floor features the...   view more

Walking Tours in Madrid, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Creating your own self-guided walk in Madrid is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Retiro Walking Tour

Retiro Walking Tour

Located in the southeastern part of central Madrid, Retiro district is a major area renowned primarily for the presence of the El Retiro Park, nicknamed “the lungs of Madrid”, as well as for its closeness to the Puerta de Alcalá and the world-famous Prado Museum. Together with Paseo del Prado, Retiro Park has added character to the area of Los Jerónimos, while the rest of the District is shaped by the Atocha Railway Station. No trip to Madrid is complete without a walk through the Retiro district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Gran Via and Sol Walking Tour

Gran Via and Sol Walking Tour

Madrid is a vibrant metropolis full of taste, vigor, and wealth. This walk takes to two of the city's most prominent areas - Gran Vía and Sol – with the latter being Madrid's epicenter and a meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Gran Via ("Great Way") is a high-end thoroughfare in the heart of the capital, nicknamed Spanish Broadway for its numerous world-class shops and nightlife entertainment. To discover Madrid that never sleeps, take this walk and enjoy yourself.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

El Parque del Buen Retiro is one of the main attractions of the city of Madrid. Known to the locals simply as "El Retiro," the park is a favorite place to spend weekends and summer days and was considered a Royal Park up until two centuries ago. Highlights of the park include several fountains, palaces, monuments and arranged gardens. Discover this historical site step by step in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Hemingway's Walking Tour

Hemingway's Walking Tour

There have been many writers who express a love for Madrid, but one who did so quite famously was Ernest Hemingway. During his life, Hemingway was a frequent visitor of Madrid, finding in it his muse, popular success and critical acclaim. Don Ernesto, as he was called in Spain, was a frequent visitor to specific sites in Madrid that became major tourist attractions. The majority of those sites are described in the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Gran Via and Sol Nightlife

Gran Via and Sol Nightlife

Citizens of Madrid are famous for being dynamic and very outgoing. Living in one of the liveliest cities in Europe, locals enjoy the nightlife, when Madrid transforms into an array of colors and music. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Central Madrid in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
City Center Walking Tour

City Center Walking Tour

The oldest part of Madrid, Centro district is one of the most happening areas of the Spanish capital. A place of regular celebrations and festivals, it is also home to some of Madrid's major attractions, such as Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Espana, Plaza de la Villa, Puerta del Sol, as well as many cultural venues – theaters, museums and galleries. On this walk you will visit a good number of them.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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