Madrid - Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid (PDF Chapter)
This is the Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid chapter from Lonely Planet’s Madrid guidebook.
Ranged to the north and west of Madrid, these neighbourhoods cover a vast area and visiting requires careful planning. These attractive districts include Chamberí a reasonably self-contained area with enough sights, shops and restaurants to warrant at least half a day.
- visit Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida where the stunning collection of frescoes remain exactly where Goya painted them; it’s one of Madrid’s best-kept secrets
- surround yourself with paintings infused with the clear light of the Mediterranean in Museo Sorolla, a marvellous architectural showpiece
- prop up the ageless bar at Bodega de la Ardosa and order patatas bravas (fried potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce) and a vermouth
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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