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Palacio de Linares

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Good architecture just as almost all palaces. Since it is located in Cibeles Square, the visit is worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good architecture just as almost all palaces. Since it is located in Cibeles Square, the visit is worth it.

Thank Paula L
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous alternative to the royal palace, at least with respect to appearance, if not history. You can go on your own, but we went on a one hour tour they offer on weekends at 11 12 or 1. The tour begins with an 8-minute video in Spanish, but with English subtitles - very informative, especially since the tour was... More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the top of the building for a 360 view of the city. Maps were located at each side to recognize what are the buildings about. Do not regret the experience.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We went to the Palacio de Linares and we saw one exhibition of the Inca Garcilaso and another of the life of Santa Teresa. Both exhibitions were very good and informative.

Thank BennyMalaga
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

Palacio de Linares or Casa de America is situated in Plaza de Cibeles. It is one of the very interesting palaces in Madrid. They have guided tours and you can hear many interesting stories of private life of Linares family in Madrid. Absolutely recommended history tour of private life.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is a fascinating Palace to visit as it is a 19th Century building used by the Marquis de Linares. The splendour of its staircase reminds me of Museo Ceralbo. This also has an ornate ballroom, a beautiful oriental room and a gala dining room. It's hallmarks are baroque splendour and it is open between 11am and 1pm for tours... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2011

There are better palaces in Madrid to visit (Real, Liria, Cerralbo), but this one is very well restored and situated in the heart of the city.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

This was the mansion of a wealthy family and it's located in the Cibeles square. Leyend says that there is a ghost (of the ower, Raimundita) still wandering around the rooms in this house. It's a long story for this review, but in a nutshell: Soon after their marriage, a couple found out that they were siblings. Their father had... More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2011

This palace is a hidden gem and is one of the most beautiful palaces built in the 19th century. The floors of marble have beautiful designs. The furnishings and art work are fantastic. Before the tour, one goes to the small auditorium and sees a movie that explains the palace. Later one gets a guided tour of the palace. There... More 

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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