Visiting Madrid from Hostal Jemasaca-Palma61

Madrid is a Cosmopolitan city full of culture with many tourist attractions. From Hostal Jemasaca-Palma61 guests will be able to easily get to those must-see areas in the city like Plaza de España-Gran Vía, Argüelles-Arapiles and Malasaña-Tribunal.

Leisure in Gran Vía

Hostel Jemasaca-Palma 61 | Gran Via

Gran Via is the most popular avenue in Madrid for its leisure and shopping offer. In here you will find a number of emblematic buildings like Metrópolis, La Gran Peña, Seguros La Estrella, Palacio de la Música as well as unique cafés and many different types of restaurants

But the main attraction is without a doubt its cinemas and theatres, that have given it the name of ‘Broadway Madrileño’, the Broadway of Madrid. Many former cinemas have been turned into theatres like Palacio de la Prensa, Callao, Capitol, Coliseum, Rialto, Imperial, Teatro Gran Vía, Teatro Compac Gran Vía and Lope de Vega.

Just a few steps away from the guesthouse you will find Calle Fuencarral, Alcalá or Preciados with many classic shops, shopping centres and many other shops selling modern and designer products.

A stroll around the old town

It is in the old town, just a few minutes walk from the hotel, where you will find the most interesting tourist spots that bring together history, avant-garde art and tradition.

Plaza España

  • Links Gran Via with Calle Princesa.
  • Two tall buildings stand out: Torre de Madrid and Edificio España.
  • In the centre is the monument to the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes.

Puerta del Sol

  • Built by Ventura Rodríguez and commissioned by Carlos III in 1760.
  • Currently is the seat of the local government of the region of Madrid and it is also the main stage for important celebrations like New Year’s Eve.
  • In this square there are also important statues like the popular Oso y el Madroño (the Bear and the Strawberry Tree).

Royal Palace

  • It is the official residency of the King and Queen of Spain, although they don’t live here at the moment.
  • The last king who lived here was Alfonso XIII.
  • It has over 3,000 rooms. The main rooms are the Main Stairs, the Throne Room, the Halberdier’s Room and the Picture Gallery.

The Almudena Cathedral

  • Building work started in 1883 and its façade integrates with the Royal Palace creating a unique effect.

Plaza Mayor

  • A big arcaded square dating to the 17th century with the statute of Philip III standing in its centre.
  • It is surrounded by bars and restaurant where you will be able to try the typical local cuisine and it is a popular meeting point for tourists and young people who start their night outing in this square.

Other places near Hostal Jemasaca-Palma61

Liria Palace

  • 18th century building and official residence of the Alba’s family in Madrid.
  • It is home to a large and interesting art collection as well as its historical archive.

Plaza del Dos de Mayo

  • This square is in the heart of Malasaña.
  • It is a historical square as it was the place where the people of Madrid fought back against the French invader on 2nd of May 1808.

Church of Santiago el Mayor in Plaza de las Comendadoras

  • Part of the building is a famous convent.
  • The church dates back to 1697.

Cultural Madrid

Hostal Jemasaca-Palma61 is very close to the main museums and cultural buildings in Madrid that are all important tourist sites.

Conde Duque’s Cultural Centre

  • 58.777 m2 of cultural events.

The ABC museum of Drawing and Illustration

  • It features two large exhibition rooms as well as multipurpose spaces, a floor for the museum management, a deposit and a restoration lab.

Reina Sofía Museum

  • It is home to an extensive collection of contemporary and 20th century art of different disciplines.
  • In it you will find paintings by Spanish artists like Miró or Picasso as well as European 20th century artists and more recent ones.

Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Private art gallery that belongs to Baroness Carmen Cervera and before also belonged to her late husband Thyssen-Bornemisza.
  • Its collection holds 1,000 paintings of different periods.

The Prado Museum

  • Its collection holds paintings from different periods.
  • A large part of this collection is made up by the work of Spanish artists like Goya, Velázquez, Murillo or El Greco.