Just an afternoon walking around Plaza Mayor

The Classical-style Sabatini gardens were built in the 1930s on the site of the former stables. Located in front of the north façade of the Royal Palace, the gardens, whose construction began during the Second Republic, were completed after the Civil War. Their architectural and ornamental styling as an extension of the Royal Palace were enhanced on account of the exhibition of several sculptures that were originally planned to decorate the cornice of the palace

Although they look spectacular at any time of the day, at dusk they are truly magnificent, as it is one of the best sites in Madrid from which to watch the sunset.

Plaza Mayor is one of the most famous sites in Madrid. Located right beside the modern city center (Puerta del Sol) it is hard to visit the city and not walk through the plaza. Today, Plaza Mayor is a major tourist trap – with its restaurants and cafes and strange street performers displaying their “talents". Sadly, most people don’t know that Mayor has been witness to some major historical – some very bloody – events throughout the years and has changed quite a bit through the decades.

Located in the centre of Los Austrias Madrid, the San Miguel market was opened in May 1916 as a food market. With over 10 million visitors a year, the Market is the city’s gastronomic temple, the contemporary essence of all the corners of Spanish cuisine and one of the city’s few and best examples of iron architecture too.

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