The best lighting in the city
For Madrid locals and for all those who have chosen the capital as a holiday destination, Gran Via is the place to be, like the Rockefeller Center for New Yorkers and the Tuileries for Parisians. This is the place where the Christmas magic is concentrated with spectacular colored lights and carols that transform every corner and every alley into a place of magic and enchantment.
While you can choose any time of day to visit the area, the best time is when it gets dark (about six in the afternoon) when you’ll see why Christmas lighting is so famous in this area.
Gifts for all
In Gran Vía there is everything for everyone, so it’s the place where everyone goes to do their shopping. With traditional shops (those selling fans, leather purses or wooden pipes) and large shops belonging to well-known brands such as H & M, Zara or Primark, Gran Vía is the place to see and be seen, to shop and stroll and the place in Madrid where you can try some other local treats (such as potato ‘tortilla’).
Where to stay in Madrid
For all those who declare themselves unconditional fans of Madrid there is nothing better than opting for one of the hotels located in this part of the city, so to be the most active in these Christmas dates. Although there are really good choices, our recommendation is to opt for the Las Letras Gran Vía hotel, a hotel full of style, famous for its location and with one of the best restaurants on the Gran Via in Madrid.
Near the city’s main gems and with services to suit all tastes (it boasts gyms, free connections and even libraries), the IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía Hotel offers unique views of Madrid’s main avenue.