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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21, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Always packed with locals and guests, it can be an attraction no-one should miss if indeed they visit metropolis on a Weekend or a general public holiday. Occur the La Latina area, around Ribera de Curtidores, with Plaza de Cascorro as its nerve centre, the marketplace takes in a big, almost triangular stop bounded by Toledo, Embajadores and Ronda de Toledo and consumes other roadways such as San Cayetano, Fray Ceferino González, Carlos Arniches and Mira el Rio, as well as Plaza de Standard Vara del Rey and Plaza Campillo del Mundo Nuevo.
Based on the area we walk through, we will get different articles, from art work, clothes and accessories, to kitchen equipment, data and second-hand periodicals, toys and a myriad of old things from different intervals. The encompassing area consists of numerous old-fashioned and discount stores, while nowadays there are many shops retailing vintage furniture and other items.
It really is thought that the marketplace received its name from the path kept by the carcasses of family pets being extracted from the abattoir and the tanneries in the region. Today it houses over 1,000 sellers, who is there on Sundays and general public holiday seasons from about nine each day until 3 pm.
Many people rounded off their visit with an aperitif in another of the area's pubs, where they can like a glass of wine beverages, a beverage or some draught vermouth with a paella tapa or a squid sandwich in Ribera de Curtidores and the encompassing streets.
El Retiro Park
This renewable oasis at the heart of Madrid has 125 hectares and houses over 15,000 trees and shrubs. From a botanical viewpoint, the recreation area includes some very important landscapes: the Jardín de Vivaces, the Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (traditional gardens of the Andalusian style), the Jardines del Arquitecto Herrero Palacios, the Rose Garden, and the Parterre Francés with the oldest tree in Madrid, a bald cypress that is thought to be 400 yrs . old.
The Park isn't only the lungs of Madrid, but offers ethnical, leisure, and sport activities to all or any people, those from Madrid and the ones browsing. Among its architectural, historical, and popular elements will be the lake for rowing, and the Velázquez and A glass palaces, both used today as exhibition halls. The Wine glass Palace, an enchanting pavilion intended to house a assortment of exotic plant life for the Philippine Exhibition of 1887, is one of the key types of cast-iron structures in Spain.
Furthermore, the retreat shelters remarkable sculptures and fountains such as: the Monument to Alfonso XII by architect José Grasés Riera; the Reserve of Ferdinand VII, located at the place of O'Donnell and Menéndez Pelayo roadways, which include the Casa del Pescador; the man-made hill; and the Casa del Contrabandista (previously, Florida Area banquet hall) which confers an enchanting air; the statue of the fallen angel, the sole sculpture on the planet representing the devil; and the Galápagos Fountain intended to commemorate the beginning of Isabel II.
Alcala GateThe gate was built by Sabatini in 1778 within the town beautification restorations advertised by Charles III. It really is manufactured from granite which is a great exemplory case of proportion, tranquility, and beauty. The Ruler commissioned the task to Sabatini to be able to commemorate his appearance at the administrative centre in 1759. The gate was located at the access of the town, next to the Alcal? de Henares street, that it received its name.
Sabatini designed a framework comprising five arches, three of these half-point and another two, put at the ends, by means of an architrave. The opportunities are flanked by ten columns with modern Ionic capitals, closing in cornices crowned by an attic, and they're set up on the basic at both factors of the monument. Privately facing Cibeles, you can view that the columns, aside from those that beautify the central arch, have been changed by pilasters.
Robert de Michel created the ornaments that beautify the Gate. They focus on the embossed cornucopias positioned in the starting friezes on the ends and the lion mind of the three central opportunities. Finally, the jacket of royal biceps and triceps is recognized by a Popularity and a Genius, created by Francisco Guti?rrez. At both factors of the monument and over the attic, an inscription reads “Rege Carlo III/ Anno/MDCCLXXVIII”