History and modernity blend seamlessly here in Madrid, which is known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and countless cultural, leisure and entertainment activities. There are countless things to do and see here, as well as world-class dining (everything from Japanese cuisine to traditional tapas restaurants) and exciting nightlife. What’s more, Madrid’s superior transportation network makes it easy to travel anywhere in the city.
The area known as Barrio de Salamanca, where the Hotel Wellington is located, is one of the most exclusive in Madrid; it is home to some of its most luxurious establishments, as well as famous streets including Calle Serrano, Calle Goya, and Calle Velázquez.
Madrid is the home of some of the world’s greatest art galleries, extending far beyond the well-known and deservedly admired galleries located in the "Paseo del Arte" (Art Walk). The broad and varied range of art in the region includes everything from prehistoric rock paintings to the most avant-garde works of modern art, in addition to popular museums on science, technology, anthropology and history.