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How to get to The Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid by car or taxi from the airport 

The approximate time from Adolfo Suarez Airport to the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid is approximately 30 minutes, with a distance of 12 kilometers.

How to get to The Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid by metro 

The stations closest to the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid are:

Retiro: Line 2
Príncipe de Vergara: Lines 2 and 9
Velázquez: Line 4

How to get to The Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid by bus

From the airport, the closest stops to the hotel are O'Donnell Street and Plaza Cibeles.

If you travel by city bus, the lines that stop closest to the hotel are 19, 1, 51 and 74, as well as the Tourist Bus that stops at the hotel door.

How to get to The Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid by train

Atocha Station

What to do in Madrid?

The best plans and places to enjoy in Madrid during your stay

Art, culture, gastronomy, nature and shopping are some of the experiences and activities that Madrid offers in order to make the most of your stay in the city. From the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid we recommend a series of places to visit; museums and emblematic restaurants in the capital, most of which are within walking distance from our five-star hotel.

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF ART (3)
GASTRONOMY (5)
LANDMARKS (9)
SHOPPING (2)
ACTIVITY AGENDA (2)

GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF ART

Prado Museum

The building that today houses the Prado Museum was designed by the architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785, as the Cabinet of Natural Sciences by order of Charles III.

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Prado Museum

The Prado's pictorial collection, which was inaugurated in 1819, mainly displays paintings from the 16th to 19th centuries.

Among its paintings are masterpieces by painters such as Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, El Bosco and Goya. In the Prado Museum of Madrid, you will find some of the most important paintings in the history of art, such as "The Three Graces" by Rubens, "The Nude Maja" by Goya or "Las Meninas" by Velázquez.

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF ART

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Located in the Villahermosa Palace, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is one of the most important art museums in Madrid and shows the historical evolution of painting, with nearly a thousand works spanning from the XVII-XX centuries.

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Acquired by the Spanish State in 1993 and privately assembled, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection was designed, from the very beginning, to be as broad as that of a museum. Its encyclopaedic character makes it a true synthesis of Western painting with the presence of most European and North American art styles between the 14th and 20th centuries.

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF ART

Queen Sofia National Museum Art Centre

The opening of the Queen Sofia National Museum Art Centre in 1990 led to the creation of an international museum of modern and contemporary art in Spain.

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Queen Sofia National Museum Art Centre

It took as its headquarters the old General Hospital of Madrid, a large neoclassical building from the 18th century located in the Atocha area.

The museum's permanent collection highlights a nucleus of works from great Spanish artists from the 20th century. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró are widely represented by some of their best works and the collections of surrealist and cubism art are also very relevant.

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GASTRONOMY

Amazónico

Since the summer of 2016, the Amazonico restaurant has flooded the heart of the Salamanca district with freshness, aromas and sensations. To cross its threshold is to enter the greenery and exuberance of the Amazon jungle.

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Amazónico

Its gastronomic proposal is inspired by tropical, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, with references to Brazilian gastronomy, the country of origin of its chef Sandro Silva.

Its different environments allow you to enjoy the restaurant at any time of the day, whether with a light lunch, tapas at the bar, a dinner or savoring its cocktails. Not to be missed The Jungle Jazz Club, which, located on the ground floor of the restaurant, offers a first-rate musical proposal and live concerts every day of the week.

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GASTRONOMY

Quintín

Located on a corner of Jorge Juan Street, Quintín is a traditional restaurant in a traditional grocery store. Inspired by the old grocery stores, Quintín transports you to the old overseas pantry.

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Quintín

Open to the public from early in the morning to an hour past midnight, in this cozy two-storey space you can savour the best ingredients with chef Sandro Silva at the helm.

With an interior design characterized by warm materials, the bar and high tables lend themselves to informal snacks, while the large windows invite you to enjoy the succulent menu in a relaxed way.

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GASTRONOMY

La Máquina

This group of restaurants is a classic in Madrid when it comes to tasting fish and seafood from the best fish markets in the country. With a cuisine based on traditional dishes, with simple recipes and popular roots, but with a refined and elegant treatment.

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La Máquina

They are recognized for their dishes such as Crab from the Rías, Lobster and European Lobster, Barnacle from Cedeira, Lobster trunk from Galicia, Red Prawn from Denia, Prawns from Isla Cristina, Shrimp from Sanlúcar, rice and stews, among others ... At the bar, a more informal lunch featuring an endless assortment of tapas, pinchos and portions is served.

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GASTRONOMY

Lobito de Mar

Under the leadership of chef Dani García, Lobito de Mar defines itself as “the most outstanding urban beach bar in Madrid”.

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Lobito de Mar

This maritime paradise found in the capital is located on Jorge Juan Street and it offers a range of maritime flavours distributed in the bar and restaurant. These two spaces combine all types of informal tapas as well as a more formal space based on seafood, the famous skewers and Andalusian rice dishes with Alicante soul; and all this is based on the country's best products.

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GASTRONOMY

El Paraguas

Inaugurated in 2004 in Madrid, El Paraguas has since become the restaurant by excellence for sybarites who value things that are done properly and where they feel right at home thanks to its proximity and the establishment's attention to detail.

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El Paraguas

Delicacies such as verdinas with partridge or morels stuffed with foie are already considered classics in the capital. Quality, authenticity and simplicity are the main ingredients, in an honest kitchen with tradition.

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LANDMARKS

Retiro Park

The Retiro is the most important park in Madrid and one of the favourite places for both locals and tourists. Built in the mid XVII century for the enjoyment of King Phillip IV, it is a large 118-hectare green space full of places to visit.

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Retiro Park

We recommend going to the large artificial pond where you can rent rowboats; the Palacio de Cristal, built in 1887 as a greenhouse or La Rosaleda, designed in 1915 by the Gardener Mayor of the Villa, Cecilio Rodríguez, a landscaped area located within the park and which is made up of more than 4.000 rose bushes that bloom between May and June.

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LANDMARKS

The Royal Botanical Garden

Located next to what is now the Prado Museum, which at the end of the 18th century was the Museum of Natural Sciences; the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid was declared an Artistic Garden in 1942.

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The Royal Botanical Garden

Among its collections, is a herbarium with more than a million sheets, the library and the archive with about 10.000 drawings, as well as a sample of 5000 species of living plants. Throughout the garden and its greenhouses, general botanical contents, curiosities, history and uses of plants are combined. It offers guided tours.

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LANDMARKS

Santiago Bernabeu

The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the sports venue owned by the Real Madrid Football Club.

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Santiago Bernabeu

Located in Paseo de la Castellana, in the Chamartín district, it was inaugurated on December 14, 1947, and today bears the name of the former soccer player, coach and president of Real Madrid.

The stadium, which is listed by UEFA with the highest distinction of an “elite stadium” offers guided tours.

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LANDMARKS

Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor is the ideal starting off point to visit and see the Madrid de los Austrias; one of the city’s most enchanting area.

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Plaza Mayor

This arcaded square was built over the old Plaza del Arrabal, where the town's most popular market was located at the end of the 15th century, when the court of Phillip II moved to Madrid. It is worth mentioning “La casa de la Panadería,” “El Arco de los cuchilleros” and the Statue of Phillip III as places worth visiting.

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LANDMARKS

Puerta de Alcalá

The Puerta de Alcalá, inaugurated in 1778, is one of the five old royal gates that gave access to the city.

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Puerta de Alcalá

This staple in Madrid was built by the order of Charles III of Spain in order to replace a previous one dating back from the 16th century. This gate is located next to the Retiro Park and it is where streets as prominent as Alcalá, Alfonso XII or Serrano converge.

The exterior facade, which is the one seen when entering Madrid, contains the royal coat of arms and is characterized by a greater decorative richness. This gate gets its name from being located next to the old road that led to Alcalá de Henares.

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LANDMARKS

Plaza de toros de Las Ventas

Built in neo-Mudejar style and with hand-painted tiles, the Las Ventas bullring houses an important bullfighting museum, inaugurated in 1951, which allows the visitors to know the history of this building, catalogued since 1994 as a Site of Cultural Interest with the category of Historical Artistic-Monument.

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Plaza de toros de Las Ventas

To see the emblematic Las Ventas bullring better, we recommend taking a guided tour.

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LANDMARKS

Real Casa de Correos

This Baroque-style building, built by the French architect Jacques Marquet between 1760 and 1768 in the middle of Puerta del Sol, was the headquarters of the Madrid Post Office service.

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Real Casa de Correos

In it, the combination of materials such as brick and stone stands out, with the wrought iron of the balcony and the sculptural details of Antonio Primo.

The clock tower dates back to the 19th century and was a gift from the watchmaker Losada. Every December 31st, it is the clock of the Royal Post Office that marks the end of the year for the people of Madrid. Currently, it is the headquarters of the Presidency of the Community of Madrid.

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LANDMARKS

CaixaForum

The CaixaForum Madrid building, the work of the architects Herzog & de Meuron, is an open space for the production and dissemination of culture in its broadest sense. The center is located within the "Golden Triangle of Art", next to the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Prado National Museum.

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CaixaForum

Built on the old industrial building of the Central Eléctrica del Mediodía, CaixaForum Madrid opened its doors in 2008, becoming a cultural reference space. The building rests on a large square in which a spectacular vertical garden stands out 24 meters high, where 15,000 plants of 250 different species coexist.

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LANDMARKS

Liria Palace

Located on Princesa Street, the Liria Palace is a large XVIII century building, the residence of the Casa de Alba in Madrid and the main headquarters of its art collection and historical archive.

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Liria Palace

It is one of the most important civil buildings of its time preserved in the centre of Madrid. It was built between 1767 and 1785, by order of the III Duke of Berwick and Liria, Sr. Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Colón and, at present, it is the residence of the XIX Duke of Alba, Don Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, and headquarters of the Casa de Alba Foundation.

The artistic and historical treasures that the Liria Palace houses are of high value. Among them are the Portrait of the Grand Duke of Alba, by Tiziano and that of The Duchess Cayetana with a white dress, by Goya.

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SHOPPING

El Corte Inglés

What began in 1890 as a small store on Preciados street in Madrid, dedicated to tailoring and clothing for children, and which enjoyed a certain prestige, eventually became the most prestigious and recognized chain of department stores around the country.

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El Corte Inglés

In the 50s and 60s, El Corte Inglés revolutionized the distribution sector, introducing seasonal sales, advertising campaigns, the massive use of advertising, the introduction of large-scale window dressing or shopping cards, among others.

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SHOPPING

Serrano Street

The Salamanca district is one of the most elegant in Madrid. Characterized by its stately facades, wide avenues, gardens, restaurants or terraces, strolling through its streets has become a must on any visit to Madrid.

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Serrano Street

One of its main attractions can be found on Calle Serrano and on the so-called “Golden Mile” in Madrid, where you will find some of the most exclusive national and international fashion houses.

From 12/1/2021 to 12/20/2021

SUMA FLAMENCA

The Community of Madrid's XV Flamenco Festival

 

The figure of Enrique Morente will star in this "Suma Flamenca" through a series of concerts that will feature the participation of artists who shared the stage and worked alongside him, as well as others who did not know him personally but to whom he has served as an inspiration.

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SUMA FLAMENCA

The Community of Madrid's XV Flamenco Festival

Together they will evoke flamenco art and the mastery of the one known as “Genio de Granada” in different spaces in Madrid: Teatros del Canal, Paco Rabal Cultural Center, Abadía Theater, Pilar Miró Cultural Center and Sala Cuarta Pared, among others.

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From 04/10/2022 to 04/17/2022

Easter processions

We suggest the following selection of traditional processions together with the most complete program of sacred music concerts. All this is accompanied by the typical gastronomy of Easter, our famous torrijas, made in the the Wellington Hotel bakery.

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Easter processions

Our torrijas were awarded in 2021 with two First Prizes, both for the best traditional torrija, as well as for the best innovative torrija, granted by the Association of Cooks and Confectioners of Madrid.

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