Formal designs with geometric patterns in Madrid, Milan’s last supper and the tiles capital in Portugal: Europe’s lifestyle
Spanish capital and cosmopolitan city with a sophisticated lifestyle. Through its elegant architecture, art museums and unique sites with wonderful designs, including the Retiro Park and the Crystal Palace, Madrid has become one of the most popular cities in the world. Choosing the Palacio del Retiro, five-star boutique hotel, as the ideal place for staying in Madrid, it allows you to contemplate a contrasting indoor architectural design between both details belonging to the twentieth century and contemporary features.
An ideal suggestion is to cross the Salamanca district, where you can see the Madrid’s lifestyle within shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, masterpiece palaces and buildings. The Plaza Mayor, the most beautiful in Spain; Gran Vía with its fantastic modernist buildings, and La Puerta de Alcalá, remembered for having been the entrance to the city, are some of the must-see places that Madrid offers and with which everybody falls in love with.
Recommended places to feel Madrid’s lifestyle
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Called by some as the Italian city with gray skies, by others as a fashion capital and by those who have had the opportunity to fully live their lifestyle, a simply “fascinating city”. La Fondazione Prada and its continuous modern art exhibitions; Corso Como’s 10 chic bookstore and the incomparable sunsets in the Navigli neighborhood, where you can make a trip back in time through channels, Italian terraces on both sides, colors and music; who manage to maintain a fundamental part of Italian history and lifestyle, are some of the sites that make Milan what it is.
And I will always repeat it, how not to feel dazzled and mesmerized being in front of Milan’s Duomo – impressive representation of the Gothic architecture, with its big bell tower and a perfect view of the city and the Alps. It is a visit that guides you towards a magnificent place and one of the oldest shopping centers in the world, La Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Recommended places to feel Milano’s lifestyle
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Porto, Portugal’s second city, hand in hand with its medieval architecture is one of the most eclectic destinations in Europe today. Undoubtedly two points of reference for the Portuguese lifestyle of the city are the Librería Lello, with its incredible neo-Gothic interiors, and the São Bento train station where you get to see the 20,000 tiles that decorate its walls. Oporto is unique, as it has the ability to show it Roman and medieval face to the world, it also has a gastronomy widely exposed in different markets around the city; One of them is the Mercado do Bolhão and even the various port wine cellars.
Recommended places to feel Porto’s lifestyle
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At first glance I describe it as the most European city within Portugal, as it has very well defined modern and ancient areas, and the greatest natural pleasure nearby, the sea. Lisbon, the city with the longest bridge in Europe and one of the places with the world’s greatest heritage in tiles – the famous pieces of ceramics – which have become protagonists and which can be seen in churches, palaces, businesses and homes.
In the district of Belém you can feel its antiquity in each corner traveled, especially where you can delight yourself with one of the best lifestyle attributes of its gastronomy; the cream cakes in Pasteis de Belém that are famous all over the world.
Recommended places to feel Lisboa’s lifestyle
The proximity to the capital combined with its charming monuments hidden in the slope, its narrow cobbled roads lined with small restaurants and cafes, make reference to the culture, lifestyle and heritage of the country. Sintra is one of the must-see places when visiting Lisbon. Pastel colored Palaces, Moorish castles with panoramic views hidden in lush hillsides and luxurious estates with secret tunnels and waterfalls, are just some of the treasures found in this charming city.
Recommended places to feel Sintra’s lifestyle
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Located on the south coast of Portugal it is known as the white city bathed by the sun. Its streets are in the middle of the Iberian and Moorish architecture; It is also surrounded by paradisiacal beaches of the island and the impressive nature reserve of Ria Formosa that are perfect for boat trips.