MADRID, FROM ISLAMIC MEDINA TO CAPITAL OF MODERN SPAIN

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Our City Plans in Madrid are intended to reveal the unique history and allow you to enjoy the fusion of different cultures. A special town, which was once founded as a defence fort to the North of Cordoba, the capital of Al-Andalus during the 10th Century.

Madrid city visit can be further extended and connected with other Travel Plans or connected to other City Plans to form your own tailored tour or set of experiences. We invite you to travel leisurely through Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Granada before departing through Malaga or Madrid.

Madrid was founded in the 9th Century by the Ummayad Dynasty of Al-Andalus. Initially it served as a stronghold in the north of the Emirate, which was governed from Cordoba 400 km away in the south. It was not until much after the Spanish Kingdom of Castille captured Madrid from its Muslim founders, around 1560 C.E., that Madrid was made the capital of Spain, a position it retains day today.
The iconic gateways or baabs of the medieval Islamic medina no longer remain, but in their place, Puerta de Alcalá, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Toledo, to name but a few, are the more modern Neoclassical representations. These were symbols of triumph throughout the more modern European disputes, against the French and during the Civil War of Spain 1933-1936.
Each of Madrid’s districts has its own flavor, infused with a different aspect of Spanish character, representing the diversity of Iberia itself.
Whenever we pass through the capital of Spain, we usually arrange a day to spare in the big city. If you are planning a whistle-stop tour of several cities or even countries, it’s strongly recommended to give yourself a day’s break in Madrid to stretch your legs and sample some of the city’s delights.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY IN MADRID, SPAIN

What About Eating in Madrid?

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DINING & MEAL OFFERS

CORDOBA SPECIALS

  • Green Salad
    $4.00
    With classic Italian dressing
  • Vegetable Soup
    $7.00
    With whole-grain croutons
  • T-Bone Steak
    $25.00
    With grilled corn and wine sauce
  • Fruit Salad
    $5.00
    Strawberry, peach, kiwi & vanilla sauce
Take away dishes

FOR LUNCH

EVERYDAY 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Italian Style
    $17.00
    Vegetable soup + spaghetti vongole + coffee
  • Kids Lunch
    $10.00
    Tomato soup with croutons + small ceasar salad + apple juice
  • For Meat Lovers
    $30.00
    T-bone steak + grilled corn + green salad + red house wine
  • Light Summer Lunch
    $15.00
    Vegetable soup + ceasar salad + coffee
Light & fresh

Starters

  • Hummus
    $2.30
    With hot pitta bread
  • Bruschetta
    $5.50
    With Sicilian tomatoes, garlic and olive oil
  • Caesar Salad
    $12.00
    With chicken or shrimps, parmigiano cheese, fresh vegetables
  • Squid Salad
    $5.00
    With hot chilli sauce and aragula
  • Green Salad
    $4.00
    With classic Italian dressing
  • Beef Carpaccio
    $11.70
    With whole grain toast and olive oil
Substantial

MAIN COURSES

  • Salmon Ravioli
    $2.30
    With wild salmon, spinach and creamy sauce
  • Spaghetti Parmigiano
    $7.00
    With grated parmigiano and tomato sauce
  • Lasagna
    $17.00
    Classic Italian lasagna with ground beef
  • Fish of the Day
    $11.70
    With french fries and green salad
  • Fish of the Day
    $12.30
    With french fries and green salad
  • T-Bone Steak
    $20.00
    With grilled corn and wine sauce
  • Spaghetti Vongole
    $11.50
    With clams, tomato sauce and fresh parsley
  • Spaghetti Parmigiano
    $8.50
    With grated parmigiano and tomato sauce
Delightful

DESSERTS

Our signature

DRINKS & SPIRITS

  • Chocolate Cake
    $2.99
    Dark chocolate biscuit & strawberry cream
  • Vanilla Cake
    $3.99
    With house made ice cream
  • House Made Ice Cream
    $4.50
    With freah mint and strawberry jam
  • Fruit Salad
    $5.00
    Strawberry, peach, kiwi & vanilla sauce
  • Red House Wine
    $5.0
  • White House Wine
    $5.00
  • Craft Beer
    $3.50
  • Cider
    $3.00
  • Lemonade
    $2.00
  • Coffee
    $2.00
  • Herbal Tee
    $2.00