Ideally located, spacious and cozy

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Entire rental unit hosted by Teresa

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1.5 baths
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Lovely modern, comfortable, very spacious (65m2), quiet, well equipped, modern appliances, spotlessly clean, fantastic neighborhood in Barrio Las Letras, ideally located, situated in a pedestrian st, a real find, this is how guests have described it

The space
With its high ceilings, wooden floors, exposed brick in the kitchen, the original iron column and select furniture, this sixty five square meters apartment has an elegant and exclusive air. It is all exterior and full of light thanks to the two balconies facing a lively pedestrian street, though the double glazed and double paned windows make it absolutely silent. This spacious and comfortable apartment is in the second floor of a more than one hundred years old palace-house recently renovated. It has one bedroom but can accommodate up to four people thanks to the double sofa bed of the living room.

The apartment is in the Barrio de las Letras, a neighborhood in the very heart of Madrid formed by narrow streets which are either pedestrian or with restricted access to traffic, and pleasant squares such as the Plaza de Santa Ana. This is an area where it is easy to find houses in which towering literary figures of the Spanish Golden Age such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Quevedo and Góngora lived and wrote giving the name to the neighborhood. You'll also find numerous restaurants and pavement cafes where you can enjoy the gastronomy of Madrid and the popular Spanish custom of 'going out for tapas'. Finally, the apartment is ideally placed for discovering Madrid's cultural offer, as it is within ten minutes walk from the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia museums.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
TV with standard cable
Elevator
Washer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Crib
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Children’s books and toys

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

PLAZA DE SANTA ANA
This buzzing square is a popular start for many a Madrileño's Friday night chateo (tapas crawl). It is flanked at either end by the elegant 18th-century Teatro Español (Spanish Theatre) and the famous Gran Hotel Reina Victoria that's recently morphed into the ME Madrid Reina Victoria. Once favoured by bullfighters, the Reina is now a serious contender for the late-shift party crowd at its rooftop and lobby bars.
It's worth a quick ice-cold beer at two of Hemingway's favourite bars close by; Viva Madrid (in Manuel Fernández y González street) is famous for its walls decorated with hand-painted tiles depicting turn-of-the-century scenes, and still lives off its reputation for attracting the likes of Ava Gardner and bullfighter Manolete, who made out at one of its intimate tables. Hemingway's other favourite, Cervecería Alemana, is a wood-panelled gem with decent plates of jamón, white asparagus and fried squid. Try nearby Casa Alberto before wandering down popular Calle de las Huertas, lined with more atmospheric bars. Situated on the street level of a house where Cervantes lived and wrote the second part of Don Quixote in 1614, Casa Alberto has been serving rabo de toro estofado (oxtail stew), albóndigas (meatballs) and glasses of chilled vermouth from its worn onyx bar since 1827.
Carerra de San Jerónimo and head for two landmark pastelerías (sweet shops). Casa Mira's enviable selection of turrón (nougat), pastries and marzipan spin on a revolving tiered window display. Beautifully packaged, the addictive hard turrón de Alicante and soft turrón de Jijona (both made from almonds, honey, sugar and eggwhite) are worth taking home. Often you'll find a group of nuns queuing on the sidewalk outside the tiny La Violeta, to buy the crystallised violets and violet bombones (sweets) that are its speciality. A little further on is the legendary Lhardy restaurant, established in 1839. Skip the sumptuously ornate upstairs room and stick with the stand-up bar downstairs, a better option for a reviving cup of consommé served from silver samovars.


Very near to the apartment
Next stop is Puerta del Sol (sun gate) - Madrid's centrally located plaza - which is always busy with buskers and locals shopping for mantillas and hats at the old-fashioned stores or heading for the massive El Corte Inglés department store. It's a short walk to the Plaza de Oriente, a vast 19th-century square which houses the Teatro Real, the place for opera or ballet performances, and the Palacio Real, the ostentatious 18th-century Royal Palace inhabited until 1931 by the Spanish royal family.
Plaza mayor has been a focal point of Madrid life for centuries. The square’s red brick buildings reflect one of the city´s prevailing architectural styles, one that dates back to the 16th century: Herrerian, a blend of angular austerity and Barroque grandiosity. It is a wide, beautiful space.
MUSEUMS
If you can't face the crowds at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, with its eclectic but overwhelming collection of 17th-century Dutch masters, pop art and abstract works.
At least go to the Prado to see some of the world's greatest paintings; Hieronymus Bosch's surreal triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, Albrecht Dürer's Self Portrait, Francisco de Goya's Majas, Diego Velázquez's Las Meninas and El Greco's modernistic Christ in the Garden of Olives still have the power to shock in their timeless canvasses

Hosted by Teresa

  1. Joined in January 2013
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Hello, my name is Teresa. Although I was not born in Madrid, I feel as if this was my city. I came very young to study in college and here in this wonderful city I have settled down, married and brought up my children. Madrid, always friendly, cheerful, full of light... I love its streets, its people. Now, not long ago I started this adventure and I have become the owner of this charming apartment in the center, in the neighborhood of Las Letras, I've always loved this area. The apartment is very cozy, I enjoy taking care of every detail. I'd love to see you at my house and do everything possible to make your stay in Madrid wonderful and feel as if you were in your own home. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hola, soy Teresa, y aunque no he nacido en Madrid, siento que es mi ciudad, vine siendo muy joven a estudiar en la universidad y aquí en esta maravillosa ciudad he echado mis raíces, han nacido y crecido mis hijos. Madrid, siempre acogedora, alegre, llena de luz, me encantan sus calles, su gente. Ahora, desde hace poco tiempo he comenzado esta aventura y me he convertido en propietaria de este encantador apartamento, en el centro, en pleno barrio de Las Letras, siempre me ha encantado esta zona. El apartamento es muy acogedor, disfruto mucho cuidándolo y ocupándome de cada detalle, me encantaría recibiros en mi casa, y hacer todo lo posible para que vuestra estancia en Madrid sea maravillosa y os sintáis tan bien como en vuestra propia casa.
Hello, my name is Teresa. Although I was not born in Madrid, I feel as if this was my city. I came very young to study in college and here in this wonderful city I have settled dow…

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