Interesting places to visit in Madrid

Lago del Retiro. Madrid
Hostal Abadía Madrid is very close to the most emblematic places of Madrid.

The National Institute of Public Administration (INAP)

The National Institute of Public Administration (INAP) is an autonomous organism dependent on the Department of Public administrations, across the Secretary of State for the Public Administration. The INAP has his origins in the Institute of Studies of Local Administration and the Center of Formation and Civil servants’ Development.

In the Hostal Abadía Madrid we have offers and special prices for government employees. Consult us.

The National Institute of Public Administration (INAP)

Principal Headquarters in Madrid:

  • Direction: 106, Atocha St., – 28012 Madrid
  • Telephone: +34 91 273 91 00
  • Fax: 91 273 91 29
  • Official Web Page:
  • E-mail:

Huertas Street

Hostal Abadia Madrid is behind Huertas Street which passes through “Plaza del Ángel” and ends in “el Paseo del Prado“. It is one of the most literary streets, it is called “El barrio de Las letras” because in its proximities lived lots of writers and artists. To read more information click here.

Atocha Renfe’s Railway Station

The history of the building of Atocha’s Station was long and complex, several projects were carried out and finally the one of Alberto de Palacio was the definitive one – in collaboration with the engineer Saint-Janes – in 1885. Then, much more than 3 decades passed since Isabel II inagurated lots of facilities to travel between Madrid and Aranjuez. T

Gran Vía

Gran Vía, is one of the main and most important streets of Madrid, from the East “Calle de Alcalá” up to the West “Plaza de España” with more than 2,5 kilometres of length and it was built to join the prosperous neighborhoods of “Salamanca” and “Argüelles”. To read more information click here.

The Real Palace

Palacio Real or “de Oriente“: Nowadays is placed in the primitive Fortress that was destroyed in a fire at Christmas Eve in 1734. The placement of his first stone took place on April 7th, 1738. To forty underground meters there settled a box of lead that was containing several coins of gold and silver, coined in Spain and in America. To read more information click here.

Plaza Mayor of Madrid

For sure, it is the most beautiful square of Madrid, due to his harmony and the huge size of its houses, which define his structure. In 1617, Philip the 3rd asked to end the structure to Juan Gómez de Mora, who would finish it in 1619. Just thirty years before was built the first house of the square: the House of the Bakery, Diego Sillero’s work. To read more inforamtion click here.

Puerta del Sol of Madrid

The Puerta del Sol is the most central square of Madrid and we can find there the Kilometre Zero (km 0) of the radial Spanish roads. Through the world, this squere is known, among other things, because here, its given the twelve rings that announce the New Year coming.

Puerta del Sol owes his name to the fight of people from Madrid asking for freedom. To read more information click here.


The Hostal Abadia Madrid is placed near the most important museums of Madrid, they are: