Madrid is the
regal Spanish capital
, a financial and political core. It is home to the Royal Family as well as the extraordinary cultural riches of the Golden Triangle
- the Prado (4km), Reina Sofía (5km) and Thyssen-Bornemisza art museums (4km). The labyrinthine streets of the medieval quarter contrast with the grand boulevards,
laid out in the 18th and 19th centuries when Madrid began to take on the trappings of a modern capital. At the northern end of the Paseo de la Castellana are the 'leaning towers' of the Puerta de Europa (3.8km), a daring display of architecture that symbolises the city's confidence.
The Silken Puerta América Hotel is located at number 41 of Avenida de América and is just five minutes from the Salamanca District,
which is renowned as a business and shopping centre.
There is plenty to see in this fantastic city, including the Convent of the Royal Barefoot Sisters, the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia National Art Centre Museum and the Royal Palace (5km).
Make sure to visit the Main Square
with its beautiful cobblestones for a lively area with brilliant shops and cafes.