Gran Vía: the most famous street in Madrid

Gran Vía: the most famous street in Madrid

Right in the heart of Spain's capital city, Gran Via runs from Salamanca district to Argüelles. It is one of the main arteries of the city and one of its flagship avenues. This boulevard has been one of the most famous streets in Madrid since the 1930s, when a 1862...

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Amusement parks and other outdoor attractions in Madrid

What better way to welcome summer than spending a day having fun outdoors? Either if you are alone at your apartment at Génova 5 or you are staying with your family, these plans are for you! Without leaving the city, you can take the underground (line 10) to Casa de...

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The Prado Museum turns 200 years old

Only two kilometres away from Génova 5 you can find one of the most important museums in Europe: the Prado. Opened to the public on November 19th 1819 as the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture, the Prado National Museum celebrates its 200th birthday this year and...

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San Isidro Festival and Feast

Between the 10th and the 19th of May, the people of Madrid honour their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador (Isidore the Farmer), with a series of events that include religious acts, concerts and other shows and lots of open-air fun, enjoying the gastronomy of the...

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Religious art in Madrid

The Holy Week (just before Easter) is coming closer and, with it, we have the opportunity not only to enjoy a number of religious and cultural activities, but also to go out and discover some sacred art in the city of Madrid. Of course, this is a very broad topic, so...

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Madrid: a Premier city

With Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Getafe, Leganés and Rayo Vallecano competing in the same category this season, Madrid is the city with more teams at the top professional division of the Spanish football league system. In fact, it is one of the European cities...

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Churros with hot chocolate, a favourite winter treat

The continental climate in Madrid makes winter there quite colder than in other places and to bear the harshness of winter, there's nothing better than sitting in a warm room while enjoying some good hot dish. To the typical soups and stews, we can add in these winter...

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5 singular bars near Génova 5

Would you like to go out for a drink, but you don't really fancy going to a traditional bar? No problem: near Génova 5 you can find unique locals to enjoy exceptional experiences. They won't disappoint you! Our first suggestion is Ojalá, in San Andrés street, a 12...

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Christmas in Madrid

Christmas is coming and, just like in many other cities around the world, the streets of Madrid deck out with lights, seasonal ornaments and especially appealing shop windows. From the end of November on, thousands of locals and tourists overcome the cold weather and...

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