Only You Hotel & Lounge Madrid
Only You Hotel & Lounge Madrid offers the opportunity to have a unique and exclusive experience. You will find a place, a place where incredible things happen which you will like to share, and having you playing a main role. In the heart of the capital, in a completely refurbished Palace, dating from XIX century will be home to our hotel, design for you.
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Interesting places in Madrid
Plaza MayorThis portico lined square can be found in the centre of Hapsburg This town, the old part of metropolis and one of the capital's most wonderful districts.
Before This town became a capital city, using its wide strategies and boulevards, its footprint contains narrow avenues, alleys and passageways, which today take us back again to the days of swashbuckling swordsmen and middle ages rogues.
The foundations of Plaza Mayor were laid, when Philip II's judge moved to This town, on the website of the previous Plaza del Arrabal, where in fact the town's most popular market was located towards the finish of the 15th hundred years. In 1617, architect Juan G?mez de Mora was commissioned to make a greater uniformity between the complexes in this location, which for years and years had managed popular entertainments, bullfights, beatifications, coronations and the casual automobile de fe.
Casa de la Panaderia
Casa de la Panaderia was built by Diego Sillero around 1590, but only the cellar and the bottom floor of the initial building continue to be today. It nevertheless dished up as the model copied by all of those other buildings about the square. Included amidst the many functions it includes held before is that of the main bakery of the city, which fixed the price tag on bread so the neediest residents could find the money for to buy it. It has additionally been the place of royal lodgings, the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and the annals Academy. At the moment it houses the Plaza Mayor Vacationer Center. The decor we can easily see today on the fa?ade had not been always the same before due to varied reforms and restorations. The murals on the fa?ade, the task of Carlos Franco, stand for mythological figures linked to the annals of Madrid, including the goddess Cybele.
Arco de Cuchilleros
On several situations, fire has enjoyed a significant role in configuring the square's appearance. The best devastating one took place in 1790, which resulted in its reconstruction by architect Juan de Villanueva who reduced the building fronts by two storeys, enclosed the square at its edges and made nine access arches. Because of its monumental appearance, the most well-known of the arches is the Arco de los Cuchilleros using its steep steps before the square. The picturesque structures along this neighborhood catch the attention because of the level and leaning fa?ades portion as buttresses. Its name, Cuchilleros, derives from the cutlers' workshops once located here who provided the knives to the butchers in Plaza Mayor, where Casa de la Carnicer?a, at onetime the general beef deposit, is situated.
Statue of Philip III
The statue of the ruler on horseback is one of the very most valuable artwork found on the roadways of Madrid. Created by Giambologna and completed by Pietro Tacca in 1616, it viewed over the access to Casa de Campo for years and years until, in 1848, Queen Isabel II borrowed it for the town, positioning it in Plaza Mayor. Only through the two Republics gets the statue been taken off what's perhaps Madrid's most emblematic square.
Sorolla MuseumThe Sorolla Museum, which preserves the initial atmosphere of the house and studio room of the painter, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 1863 – Cercedilla, 1923), homes the greatest assortment of his works. It really is one of the artist's most satisfactory and best conserved properties in Europe and its own garden, that was also created by him, is a important oasis in the town.
Situated in the Chamberi neighbourhood, the Museum was made at the get of his widow, Clotilde García del Castillo, who in her previous will and testament donated her properties to the Spanish House in order to invest in a museum in storage of her man. This Museum hosts almost all of the items Sorolla obtained throughout his life. The artist's work predominates, generally paintings and drawings, which is the greatest & most representative such collection around.
It originates from donations from his partner and children and was enlarged in 1951 when Joaquín Sorolla García, Sorolla's kid, donated most of his property. Since 1982, the collection is continuing to grow with purchases created by the Spanish Express, in work to complete it.
Sorolla gathered a great many other things that precede the items from the Museum's collection. A couple of sculptures, ceramics, popular jewellery, classic photographs, and a substantial anthology of characters received by the painter throughout his life.
Cibeles FountainThe Cibeles Fountain, created in 1782 and located in its current location since 1895, is finished up financing its name to 1 of the very most emblematic squares of Madrid. It has additionally become a image of the administrative centre. The Fountain depicts the Roman goddess of the same name (Cybele in British), icon of the planet earth, agriculture, and fertility, atop a chariot attracted by lions.
It is found in the centre of the Plaza de Cibeles which is ornamented by the grand structures of the Buenavista Palace (the Army's Standard Head office), the Linares Palace (Casa de América), the Palace of Marketing communications (recently the POSTOFFICE headquarters and the Mayor of Madrid's Office) and the lender of Spain. The goddess and the lions were sculpted in crimson marble from the city of Montesclaros (Toledo), and the others in rock from Redueña, a location 32 kilometers to the north of Madrid, near the La Cabrera pile range.
Francisco Gutiérrez sculpted the key physique, the goddess Cybele. Both lions, sculpted by French sculptor Roberto Michel, take the chariot. The lions symbolize the mythological individuals Hippomenes and Atalanta. The Fountain had not been only an creative monument. From its origins, it was also very helpful to the residents of Madrid. It acquired two standpipes which were in procedure until 1862. One tube provided drinking water for the state water providers, usually Asturians and Galicians, who taken normal water to the properties. The other was for everyone. Horses drank from the basin.
The goddess is also an icon for Real Madrid F.C. followers, as the mugs the Madrid team wins are celebrated with her, as will be the successes of the Spanish Country wide Football Team.