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5 curious places to see in Madrid

December 17, 2021

The world's oldest restaurant

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have already seen this, but if not, you'll be surprised! The oldest restaurant in the world can be found in Madrid, more specifically in Cuchilleros Street, only 10 minutes away from Gran View Apartments. The Sobrino de Botín restaurant was founded in 1725, and after almost 300 years, it still serves traditional dishes, such as the famous cocido madrileño. If you come to Madrid, don't miss it!

An abandoned Metro station

Do you like mysteries and spooky places? Well, you can find something of the kind in Madrid. Rather than a spooky Metro station, it is now a museum. This is the old Chamberí Metro Station, now known as "Platform 0 of Chamberí" ("Andén 0 de Chamberí"). Admission is free and it feels like travelling back in time to Madrid in the 1950s. It takes a 20-minute walk from Gran View Apartments.

The narrow house of an eminent author

At number 61 Calle Mayor, you will not only find what is possibly the narrowest house in the city, but you will also be standing before the home of one of the most famous Spanish authors: Pedro Calderón de la Barca. A visit to this important spot in the city will only require a 10-minute walk from our apartments. Definitely something not to be missed!

The Berlin Wall, in Madrid!

If you have never had the chance to visit the German capital, that's OK. One of its most emblematic elements can be found in Madrid. Berlin Park contains a piece of the historic Berlin Wall that divided the city for 28 years and which, after being destroyed, was distributed around the world, including the Spanish capital. Did you know that?

An Arab wall

Another way of travelling without leaving Madrid and of being whisked back in time, in this case to the Al-Andalus period, is to visit the 9th century Moorish wall located at Cuesta de la Vega. You can reach this historic construction on foot in just over 15 minutes from our apartments. It's a must see!

As you can see, Madrid has a lot to offer, and endless places to discover. In addition, staying at Gran View Apartments, you will also enjoy a luxurious setting in the heart of the city. What are you waiting for? Book now!

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