Leisure and Tourism

Many different places of tourist, cultural and commercial interest are just minutes from the Hostal San Isidro, such as museums (Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia), which provide a unique cultural experience.

On a short entertaining stroll, you can also visit places such as the popular Puerta de Alcala, the fountains of Cibeles and Neptuno, buildings of great beauty, like Madrid's majestic Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Plaza de Oriente, surrounded by stunning tended gardens open to the public, the Catedral de Almudena (Almudena Cathedral), Teatro Real (Royal Theatre), Edificio de Telecomunicaciones (Telecommunications Building) on Plaza de Cibeles (now home to the Madrid City Hall), or the Congreso de los Diputados (National Parliament). Also nearby is the medieval Plaza Mayor, which preserves the passing of the centuries, and the Plaza del Descubrimiento or Colon, dominated by the monument dedicated to the famous explorer who discovered America.

As for parks, you can visit the Parque del Retiro, the most important park in Madrid, where you can enjoy a green space with lakes, on which you can hire small boats, gardens like the Parterre, palaces of great beauty converted into exhibition halls (Palacio de Velazquez and Palacio de Cristal), in addition to enjoying performances by street artists like singers, mime artists.

Hostel San Isidro - Puerta de Alcalá