It receives its name from the dynasty that set the Spanish capital in Madrid back in 1561, with king Felipe II at the head. It was the Madrid known to those kings, although the area of the current district of Las Letras was not then included and today would correspond to the districts of Sol and Palacio, in other words, the central district.
It is the heart of Madrid, with Plaza Mayor as a reference point, but also the streets of Calle Mayor and Calle Arenal -precisely where our hotel is located- drive you to Plaza de Oriente going past picturesque spots that are well worth seeing.
Madrid is one of the cities in Europe with the biggest passion for the theatre, with an offer that encompasses great stage productions all the way to interesting proposals on small alternative stages.
The Lavapiés district is the home of Teatro Valle-Inclán, which belongs to the Centro Dramático Nacional (National Drama Centre), as well as Teatro María Guerrero, whose building is worth a visit in itself thanks to its modernity and clean lines in this diverse and multicultural district of Madrid. With a carefully selected programme, with works by directors such as Juan Magoya, Anglélica Lidell or Gerardo Vera, it is a reference in today’s drama scene in Madrid.
In a few days we will have the two Champions League semi-finals in Madrid. Atlético Madrid will face Chelsea and Real Madrid will do so against Bayern Munich. It will be a great chance to see the cream of European football in our city and, if you would like to come and watch it, Hotel Moderno will be delighted to welcome you (do not forget to check our special offers).
However, where is the best football atmosphere in Madrid? Today, in the blog of Hotel Moderno Puerta del Sol we would like to tell you what match-days are like in the centre of Madrid.
One of the main tests of a hotel is always the reviews that guests leave. On our website you can now find reviews on Hotel Moderno from the clients that honoured us by staying at the hotel during their time in Madrid. However, we also like to check out what they say about us on travel websites every once in a while. Today we will stop and look at the comments that the guests of Hotel Moderno Madrid left on Booking.com.
At the beginning of February 2014, 478 guests of Hotel Moderno left their review on this website, with results that we are highly satisfied with. In total, our guests give us an average rating of 8.1 and a qualification of “Very Good”, which makes our hotel one of the highest rated ones of its category close to the Puerta del Sol. read full article
In the centre of Madrid, the opportunity of contemplating a piece of history that can take us to past times appears step after step. From our 3-star hotel on Calle Arenal we have the magnificent opportunity of being able to follow in the footsteps of great writers, painters and artists from many centuries ago.
Today we will tell you about five great artists: Larra, Velázquez, Quevedo, Lope de Vega and Neruda and of the places where they lived, hidden artistic enclaves in the light of day in the centre of Madrid, that you can visit without having to go far from our hotel. read full article
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