The Hostal Patria, in downtown Madrid, has one of the best locations in the city. The Puerta del Sol is just a few metres down the Calle Mayor from our front door, and the Teatro Real opera house, the Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral and the Sabatini Gardens are also within easy walking distance. The Plaza Mayor, where you can have a meal, a drink or coffee on one of the many open-air terraces, is perfect for enjoying Madrid´s special ambience and joie de vivre. You can also stroll through the nearby La Latina neighborhood where the famous Rastro flea market is held every Sunday morning.
Calle Preciados, a bustling pedestrian shopping street full of activity, is just 5 minutes from the Hostal Patria. It runs from the Puerta del Sol up to the Gran Vía, where you can take in a top-class musical.
Calle Fuencarral is just off the Gran Vía and has the best shops for trend-setting fashions. Chueca, the centre of Madrid´s gay district, is located just off Fuencarral and is full of clubs and bars where you can enjoy the city´s nightlife. If you like, you can also visit the nearby bohemian Malasaña neighborhood.
Hostal Patria´s excellent location right in downtown Madrid makes it easy to walk to the “Art Triangle” or “Golden Triangle” district where the city´s most important museums, the Prado, the Reina Sofía contemporary art museum or the Thyssen Bornemizsa museum can all be found.