City break Madrid

19 Feb 2018
2 min read
Madrid is a cultural hotspot filled with an array of destination restaurants, off the beat and track shopping and fascinating historical sites… 

Villa Magna, situated in Madrid’s most elegant neighbourhood, the Salamanca district, is flanked by world-class museums, galleries and retail boutiques and is the perfect retreat for couples, friends and families, after a day exploring the buzzing Spanish city.


Shopping Till You Drop

In an effort to clean up its air, the biggest shopping street Calle de Gran Vía, just a stroll away from Villa Magna, will be completely pedestrianised from January 2018.
This will allow shoppers to enjoy the wealth of independent shops, well-known high street (including the best Zara of course) and top designer shops in a traffic and pollution free environment.
Madrid will also be welcoming the brand-new shopping arcade – Le Galeria de Canalejas this year, bursting with some of the most prestigious fashion and jewelry designers in the world.


Foodie Delights 

If Spain has one thing, it’s flavor, and Madrid is the country’s great window display. Michelin-star restaurants such as DiverXo, La Terraza del Casino or Club Allard go hand in hand with the age-old traditions of the typical old taverns that are full of local charm.
Foodie fanatics can spend hours browsing the local food markets such as San Miguel Market and Platea.

Malasaña is Madrid’s answer to London’s Shoreditch and has been changing rapidly over the last couple of years. The area is home to an eclectic mixture of coffee shops, modern restaurants, edgy nightclubs and vintage shopping. The Conde Duque cultural center shows art and open-air movies in its 18th-century halls and courtyards and the Madrid Street Art Project offers organised tours to show off the best, celebrated graffiti works that decorate the neighbourhood.
Villa Magna is home to Spanish Restaurante Villa Magna and renowned Tse Yang Restaurant serving refined Cantonese cuisine.

Villa Magna is part of Mytha Hotel Anthology, owned by The Dogus Group – a company that boasts a portfolio of trendy and often unbookable restaurants around Madrid. These include Ten Con Ten, El Paraguas Quintin and Numa to name a few and the hotel’s concierge ensures hotel guests secure the finest tables and VIP treatment.


Fascinating History & Culture 

The historical side to Madrid transports guests to distant times, from the remains of the Arabic walls to the winding streets that surround it, allowing them to lose themselves in the 16th and 17th centuries.
From the Plaza de Oriente to the Puerta del Sol and Plaza de la Paja to the religious monuments such as Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales or the Monasterio de la Encarnación, Madrid is bursting with historical delights.

Spain is also a country of great artists and the Paseo de Recoletos area, just down the road from Villa Magna, is one of the most important in the world, containing some of the most prestigious art galleries.