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View of Deessa restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Ritz in Madrid

Madrid, the new European luxury destination


Numerous firms of international prestige have chosen Madrid to set up some of their most important stores. They add to the extraordinary premium offer of the capital of Spain with various Michelin Star establishments, hundred-year-old restaurants and artisan shops. All this makes the capital of Spain a fundamental European luxury destination. If you want to have a unique experience, follow these clues and head for Madrid.

  • Lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in Madrid

    Stay in luxury hotels

    Such as, for example, the Four Seasons, the Hardrock Hotel Madrid or the Mandarin Oriental Ritz, which opened its doors after an ambitious renovation of its iconic Belle Époque building. The offer will be increased with the future incorporations of the hotels Evok-designed by Philippe Starck-, JW Marriottand The Madrid Edition. Plus, of course, the boutique hotel that is set to open in the majestic Metropolis building, which will house restaurants, a private club and a spa.Enjoying luxury hotels without having to stay in them is also a very exclusive option. Many include sophisticated restaurants, as is the case of the Mandarin Oriental Ritz, which has become a culinary destination of reference with a total of five restaurant spaces created and directed by the three-Michelin-star chef, Quique Dacosta. For its part, the Four Seasons has its splendid rooftop terrace with the restaurant of another three-Michelin-star chef, Dani Garcia, and its spa, measuring 1,450 square metres, is open to non-guests.

  • Left: One of the entrances of Galería Canalejas / Centre: Detail of door in Galería Canalejas / Right: Restored safe in Galería Canalejas in Madrid

    Admire Galería Canalejas, the new premium icon

    A new icon of luxury in Madrid has been added to the emblematic Serrano and Ortega y Gasset streets (in the Salamanca district): Galería Canalejas (on Plaza de Canalejas). An enclave with the leading fashion, accessories, and fine jewellery brands and a unique proposal, the Food Hall with restaurants of different styles and nationalities. 

  • Main dining room of Saddle restaurant in Madrid

    Savour a Michelin-star experience

    Saddle led by chef Adolfo Santos, is one of the latest additions to the haute cuisine map, with its first Michelin star in December 2020 and its two recent suns from the Repsol guide. This newcomer to the ranks of Madrid's highest quality restaurants joins more than 20 other Madrid establishments in the 2021 Michelin Guide.

  •  Entrance to the Botín Restaurant in Madrid

    Travel to the past of Madrid's restaurant culture

    Did you know that, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the oldest restaurant in the world is located in Madrid? Founded in 1725 and with almost three centuries of history, Botín is the deserved winner of this record, which makes it one of the most authentic dining options in Madrid. But if you want to continue exploring the culinary roots of the Spanish capital, you can follow the route proposed by the illustrated map of restaurants and taverns that have been around for over a century. 

  • Outside view of the Capas Seseña shop in Madrid

    Discover the shops with products made in Madrid

    Las Salesas, Lavapiés, Barrio de Las Letras, Chueca, Malasaña, Conde Duque, La Latina, Los Austrias... We are talking about the essential neighbourhoods in any self-respecting premium shopping circuit, as they are home to exclusive shops and artisan workshops. Many of their shops, such as Capas Seseña, Sombrerería Medrano and Guitarras Ramírez, are more than 100 years old, and in them luxury means quality, design, detail and passion. In fact, many young people have taken up the old trades and given them a new focus. Capes, gloves, hats, dresses, tableware, fans, Manila shawls, jewellery, handbags, furniture, tapestries, violet candies, guitars... Follow the clues on the map of new and old artisans in Madrid.

  • Visitor looking at paintings at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid

    Take a private tour of the museums and cultural venues

    Admire the great works of the main art galleries of Madrid in a private visit, an option that some museums in Madrid as the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia offer you. There are also other fascinating places you can visit by booking a special tour, such as the Palacio de Liria, the residence of the House of Alba in Madrid and the main home of its art collection and historical archive, or the Royal Tapestry Factory. 

  • View of the Teatro Real from the Plaza de Oriente square in Madrid

    Thrill to the musicals of Madrid's Broadway or the opera

    Madrid's agenda is full of great shows, with musicals as one of its major highlights. It is not in vain that the famous Gran Vía is considered to be Madrid's BroadwayIf opera is your thing, head for the Teatro Real. Located in the central Plaza de Oriente square, it is one of the temples of the international opera circuit. 

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