Madrid is a dream because it has so much to offer visitors: monuments, art, gastronomy, the atmosphere... That's why hundreds of thousands of tourists visit it every year.
If you want to get to know the authentic Spanish capital - the areas that don’t appear in the travel guides and that will therefore allow you to get away from the tourist crowds - then we invite you to read this article and book your Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation tickets in order to discover Madrid in a whole new way.
The Plazuela of San Javier
An architectural marvel - images of wikipedia
This very small plaza owes its name to the Patron Saint of Navarre image, San Javier, who stood on one of the facades of the surrounding buildings and belonged to the Jesuit order. Take a break for a few moments within the plaza to admire the beautiful red building that dominates the latter.
The Muslim Wall
A piece of history in the city - images of wikipedia
Certainly the oldest construction of the capital, the Muslim wall was built in the 9th century during Al-Ándalus. It was declared a Historic and Artistic Monument in 1954. We recommend to continue your visit through the Cuesta de la Vega, near the crypt from the Almudena Cathedral, which are part of the Mohamed I Park.
The Corte Inglés de Callao Watchtower
Where tourists rush for shopping, take the time to climb to the ninth floor of the Corte Inglés, now known as the Gourmet Floor experience. From here, you will have one of the best views on Gran Vía and the famous Expressionist Carrión building.
The Quinta de los Molinos
Located in the San Blas district, the Quinta de los Molinos is a haven of peace with a beautiful palace dating back to the 16th century. In the spring, this location is a must see.
The Prince of Anglona Garden
Little known to tourists, this small garden located close to the Plaza de la Paja in the lively Latina district is quite conducive to resting. Designed by Nicolás Chalmandrier in 1761, the garden is neoclassical however it also has characteristic touches of the Hispano-Arabic gardens. It is a real invitation to take a break between two visits of the city.
El Capricho Park
One of the most romantic parks in Madrid
Considered as the most beautiful of the capital by many Madrilenas, the El Capricho park invites you to lose yourself in a labyrinth of shrubs, to discover its small palace, its small hermitage, its dance hall - the whole to the sound of water, which runs in the small streams that cross such. A soothing walk in the middle of a romantic park is not to be missed.
The Cave of Secrets
Despite all the changes made across the city of Madrid in the past centuries, the cave called "secrets" - La Bódega de los secretos - located at 4 of San Blas street, will plunge you directly into the 18th century. Restored in order to then become a restaurant, this maze of brick and arched flint is the perfect place for an out of the ordinary dinner.
The Old Docks of Atocha Station
A tropical park in a train station
Following the renovations of the location, designed by Rafael Moreno, the old platforms of Atocha station will allow you to take a break or wait and relax in a small tropical park, populated by turtles…
This area is perfect to wait for your Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation train, that will take you home in just a few hours. Sitting comfortably with your friends or family, you'll have nothing to think about than your next trip!