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Alive with character

Madrid, SpainUnlike no place in the world, Madrid is a city alive with activity, culture, and, most significantly, its own character. 

Its treasures include a trove of European art, which attract art lovers from throughout the world. From local giants Goya and Velazquez to Spanish greats Picasso, Dali, and Miro, Madrid’s galleries – such as the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza – offer viewings of world-class art.

Many of Madrid’s elegant boulevards lead to expansive beautiful parks. In fact, you will find in Madrid the greatest number of trees and green surface per inhabitant in Europe and the second highest number of aligned trees in the world. Its architecture ranges from amazing medieval mansions and royal palaces to Spanish contemporary to brickwork and spires. And at night, Madrid vibrates with action that often involves dancing until dawn.

Madrid also shows its serious side when it comes to business and government. With more than three million residents, Madrid serves as Spain’s central capital and as Europe’s sixth most populous European city. Many Spanish companies headquarter in Madrid, and many multinational companies established their regional headquarters in the city, one of Europe’s largest financial centers and the largest in Spain.

No matter where you turn in Madrid, you can experience the city in new ways – through its food, its art, its nightlife, its architecture, its institutions, and its inherent charm.

  • Museo del Prado, one of the world’s premier art galleries
  • Plaza Mayor, Madrid’s grand central square, complete with architecture, street life, and cobblestones
  • El Rastro flea market for bargain hunters looking for that unique find
  • Tapas bars in La Latina, as well as boutiques and medieval streets
  • Basilica de San Francisco El Grande, one of Madrid’s grandest churches
  • Centro de Arte Reina Sofia for a fine collection of contemporary art that includes Picasso, Dali, and Miro
  • Parque del Buen Retiro with its gorgeous gardens, marble monuments, and lovely greenery
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, private collection that offers a breadth of styles
  • Plaza de Toros & Museo Taurino, one of the most famous bullrings in the world
  • Templo de DeBod, an Egyptian temple in downtown Madrid

Situate yourself well in Madrid at the site of the 2018 EMBAC Conference, the Melia Castilla.

With excellent connections to the airport, train stations, museums, and other tourist must-sees, a stay at the Melia Castilla puts you close to Madrid’s attractions. Nearby is Paseo de la Castellana, one of the city’s most interesting streets and the Golden Mile, which offers a shopper’s paradise.

The hotel’s features include comfortable rooms, a variety of restaurants, the wellness center and spa, outdoor pool, 24-hour gym, business center, and free wi-fi.

Enjoy the convenience and amenities of the Melia Castilla. Learn more about the hotel here.
Melia Castilla