- By Kevin
- On Oct 31, 2017
- Travel Tips
Madrid,a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message:this city really knows how to live.Few cities boast an artistic pedigree quite as pure as Madrid’s:many art lovers return here again and again.Tips&travel guides of Madrid,Madrid tours guide bring you into a real Madrid.And some places don't miss.
Fuente de Cibeles
The famous Cybele's fountain(Fuente de Cibeles)stands in a major traffic intersection and is one of the most emblematic monuments in Madrid.Created in 1782 by Francisco Gutiérrez and Roberto Michel,the impressive traffic-stopping fountain depicts the Roman Goddess Cybele riding a lion-drawn chariot.Behind the fountain is the Palacio de Cibeles cultural center,which hosts art exhibitions and workshops,conferences and concerts.The Centro Palacio de Cibeles has two restaurants:the Colección Cibeles caféteria and the Cibeles Palace restaurant.
Nearby(via Calle de Alcala)is one of Madrid's most popular shopping streets,the Gran Vía.Tourists will find many restaurants,hotels,and theaters on this bustling street.Just off the Gran Vía on Calle de Jovellanos,the famous Teatro de la Zarzuela offers renowned performances of zarzuela-a unique type of satirical opera with songs accompanied by classical Spanish guitar music.
Address:Plaza de Cibeles,Madri
Decorative Arts&Paintings at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum
The Lázaro Galdiano Museum displays the exceptional private collection of financier Lázaro Galdiano housed in his mansion,Parque Florido.The museum has an extensive collection of around 9,000 art works exhibited in 30 rooms.From armor,coins,and medals to jewelry,Baroque crystal,and tapestries,the collection is extremely diverse.Be sure to see the 16th to 17th-century Spanish paintings by famous masters including El Greco,Goya,Velázquez,Zurbarán,Ribera,Pereda,and Murillo.Among the masterpieces are El Aquelarre by Goya,San Francisco enéxtasis by El Greco,Meditaciones de San Juan Bautista by Hieronymus Bosch,Cabeza de Muchacha by Velázquez,El Salvador Adolescente by Giovanni Boltraffio,and La Tienda by Luis Paret.
Address:122 Calle de Serrano,Madrid