Plaza de Ramales
Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía
Segway tours around Madrid. Prices include 10-minutes worth of training before you set out and it also organises bike tours.
Iglesia de San Nicolás de los Servitas
Tucked away up the hill from Calle Mayor, this intimate little church is Madrid’s oldest surviving building of worship. It is believed...
Cafe de Oriente
The outdoor tables of this distinguished old cafe are among the most sought-after in central Madrid, providing as they do a front-row...
La Gastroteca de Santiago
Indulge the gastronome in you. The home kitchen of the Córdoba-born chef Juan Carlos Ramos, La Gastroteca de Santiago deploys the...
Plaza de Ramales information
This pleasant little triangle of open space is not without historical intrigue. Joseph Bonaparte ordered the destruction of the Iglesia de San Juanito to open up a pocket of fresh air in the then-crowded streets. It is believed Velázquez was buried in the church; excavations in 2000 revealed the crypt of the former church and the remains of various people buried in it centuries ago, but Velázquez was nowhere to be found. On the west side of the plaza is the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía , a prestigious musical conservatory which sometimes hosts concerts.