Hotel Cortezo: know the heart of Madrid
Hotel Cortezo: know the heart of Madrid

Are you planning a getaway to the capital and looking for what to see during your stay? Get to know the heart of Madrid from Hotel Cortezo, a family hotel in the heart of a city known for its enormous heritage and traditions. An ideal starting point to discover its main attractions on foot through a tour of its most emblematic points. Get to know Madrid in the best way and look for comfort at Hotel Cortezo, the key to enjoying 100% of your days in the city.

The best thing about this city without limitations are the possibilities it offers, made for all kinds of ages and audiences. To make the most of your stay, it is best to stay in a well-located hotel that allows you to visit each of the most iconic places in the city and rest with all the comforts of accommodation at the level of a destination like Madrid. For this reason, there is nothing better than The Hotel Cortezo for your visit, just a step away from the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.

Itinerary through the center of Madrid from Hotel Cortezo

Monuments and squares
A good way to start getting to know the city is to do it from 'kilometre 0', in Puerta del Sol, a 5-minute walk from Hotel Cortezo. Before starting the tour, you can recharge your energy with our exquisite breakfast buffet, an option that will come in handy if you want to take advantage of the morning before stopping to eat.

Once at Puerta del Sol and after taking some photos of the famous statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, go to the front of the Royal Theatre, popularly known as the Opera. In front of it, you cannot miss the Plaza de Oriente, next to the imposing Royal Palace and the Sabatini Gardens, where you can see the royal rooms and exclusive works of art through a guided tour. The next monument is the Almudena Cathedral, the most important religious building in Madrid, very close to the Temple of Debod, an Egyptian monument that is more than 2,200 years old and that captures some of the most 'instagrammable' photos in all of the city.

Another place of special interest is the Cibeles Fountain, next to the Bank of Spain, and one of the most representative and popular symbols of the city. From here, taking the Paseo del Prado, we recommend you stop to contemplate the Madrid Stock Exchange building and the Monument to the Fallen of Spain, in the Plaza de la Lealtad; or the majestic Fountain of Neptune, in front of the Prado Museum, one of the best museums in the city where you can admire the works of some painters such as Velázquez, El Greco, El Bosco or Goya.

In terms of squares, de la Villa Square stands out as one of the main center of medieval Madrid; and of course the Major Square, ideal for tapas or trying a delicious and typical calamari sandwich. This square, being very close to Hotel Cortezo, will allow you to take a break and rest the food to catch the afternoon with strength.

The next stop would be Preciados Street, where you will find one of the main commercial arteries of the city, Gran Vía, full of shops and buildings of interest; point of the route that will lead you to another famous square, the Spain Square.

Some of the best museums in Spain are in Madrid, which is why in this guide we could not miss a visit to the Prado Museum, the most famous in the city and a worldwide reference; the Reina Sofía Museum, with works by Picasso or Salvador Dalí; or the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, famous for its permanent collection of the Italian Renaissance.

Madrid’s combines tradition and innovation, simple and classic dishes but in the purest traditional style. If you want to eat near Hotel Cortezo we recommend you do it in one of the most emblematic historical markets of the capital, the San Miguel Market, next to the Major Square, a place always full of life where there are many small places that offer their specialties in tapas or portions based on our gastronomy.

Is there also space for nature in a city as artistic and architectural as Madrid? Of course, in fact, the capital has several gardens for every taste. The most central and popular is El Retiro, the great green lung of the city where you will find leisure, culture, gastronomy and monuments such as the Crystal Palace, one of the best examples of so-called iron architecture in Madrid. Also, between the Retiro and Hotel Cortezo, we recommend you not to miss a visit to the Royal Botanical Garden, a living museum that brings together a great plant biodiversity with more than 5,500 species, admission is free.

Stay in the center
Enjoy your visit to Madrid comfortably by staying in the center and enjoy services such as private parking and solarium terrace with hammocks and panoramic views of the center of Madrid. Book your stay at Hotel Cortezo, your trusted hotel with an unbeatable location.