East Madrid

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t The large interior of one of the Prado’s many galleries

Experience East Madrid

To the east of the city centre, there once lay an idyllic district of market gardens known as the Prado, the “Meadow”. In the 16th century a monastery was built and later the Habsburgs extended it to form a palace, of which only fragments now remain; the palace gardens are now the popular Parque del Retiro.

This development attracted intellectuals to this corner of the city and the Huertas district, which had once been farmland, soon became ...

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