|Water bottle (0.33 liter)
|Pack of cigarettes
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment
|Local cheese (1kg)
|1 Pair of Jeans
|Local draught beer
|Combo meal at McDonalds
|Monthly Pass (local transport)
Hortaleza is one of the twenty one districts in Madrid, divided in six wards named Apóstol Santiago, Palomas, Piovera, Valdefuentes, Canillas and Pinar del Rey. The area has all the modern facilities including hotels and shopping malls. People heading to the Spain’s capital, Madrid can spend a few extra days in this district to stay away from the crowd. If you search for cheap flights to Hortaleza, the online tourism sites will show you the destination as Madrid as Madrid-Barajas is the nearest airport. You can search for hotels in Hortaleza online to make bookings in advance so that you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about finding a suitable accommodation after landing. There are various hotels in the locality, meeting the requirements of both backpackers and family tourists.
There is not much to see in Hortaleza but the nearby places have lots of attractions to offer. You can start your tour by going to the Museo Del Prado. It’s a paradise for art lovers. It showcases one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dated from 12th to early 19th century. In the museum, you can see the paintings of famous artists like Titian, Francisco de Goya, Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velázquez and Hieronymus Bosch. The total collection is really massive with approximately 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, 1,000 sculptures, and 8,200 drawings. It is one of the most visited sites in the world as people from all over the world take cheap flights to Hortaleza to see so many artistic masterpieces under one roof.
After visiting the museum, you can take a walk at the Buen Retiro Park. It is one of the largest parks in the Capital and until 19th century, was owned by a Spanish monarch. There are beautiful sculptures, monuments, galleries and a lake inside the park. It’s the ideal place to relax and witness the grandeur of Spanish culture.
If you want to pay homage to the people who died in the 2004 terrorist attack in Madrid, go to Forest of Remembrance. This memorial garden is located inside El Retiro. There are total 192 olive trees and cypresses, dedicated to the 192 victims of the tragic incident.