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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
reviewed 3 February 2018 by PrestonGuild
If you want to stand next to Don Quixote then visit the Cervantes Monument on Plaza de Espana.
We visited in the evening and got a photo opportunity to stand next to it although there was still a queue. It is a little hairy to climb off it as well.
The Torre de Madrid is a tall skyscraper that is beside the Plaza de España. It is quite elegant and is a good place to live in. I had a late uncle who lived here in the 1950's and he and his family enjoyed living in it.
Our hotel recommended a restaurant on this street but we weren't wild about the menu. Read reviews about this place, looked at the menu and decided to eat there. We loved everything we had there!
Crispy anemones with seaweed salad, lemongrass emulsion: delectable bites.
Croquettes of mussels and crab: amazing.
Glad we decided to be adventurous- best meal...
Just arrived in Madrid and was looking for somewhere to eat..followed TripAdvisor recommendations and as it was open all day popped in. Definitely not disappointed. As recommended I had the quesadillas with black sausage (black pudding really), which was really good. Not too expensive...a good start to our short break.
I have eaten in my life in many two star restaurants. So i am naturally demanding.
I was stunned by the dinner. Every course was a new high feeling. But, the sea bonbon was an explosion of taste that i was stunned.
She will stop this year so i recommend you go there before she is off.
Enklima is a wonderful hidden gem. There aren’t that many tables and it’s unpretentious so you may walk by and not think much of it, but you would be missing out! The food is great and so is the service. We liked everything we tried. It was such a wonderful surprise! We have tried so many places in Madrid and...
One of my all time favorite hotels in Europe. From the friendly and professional staff, to the beautiful ambiance and decor of the rooms and common areas, and especially the convenient central location, this is a hotel not to be missed!
"Modern, quiet hotel with easy access to get around"
reviewed 6 days ago by Paul D
Had a great stay at Suites Viena. The hotel is easy to get to from the airport (we used the Metro, with a 5 min walk from the metro station to the hotel). The apartment was very clean, modern and quiet. We would of preferred a little more character to the room, and a proper double bed, but these are...
We loved the Melia Princesa. The location is great, close to Plaza Espana and Arguelles. We booked a suite with a Jacuzzi and it was fantastic (small complaint, the Jacuzzi had a habit of making a horrible loud noise for about a minute, 10 minutes after you finished with it... really weird)... the tub had a giant bay window so...
Apartment is good size, nice and clean. It is close to the metro station and super market. The Kitchenette is very small and the hob does not work if the pan is big. The hob switches off if the pan is bigger. That is the only problem with the apartment.
The wife and I recently stayed in this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of February.
The location of this hotel is perfect. It’s only a short walk, about 3 minutes, from plaza de Espana metro station and all of Madrid’s major attractions are within walking distance too.
The hotel was very clean and the staff friendly. Overall the...