Once a mid-19th century meeting place for Madrid's high society, this beautiful palace is now a luxurious disco, open to the ... More
Palacio de Gaviria
Once a mid-19th century meeting place for Madrid's high society, this beautiful palace is now a luxurious disco, open to the general public. There is a different special theme every night: Tuesday nights it is salsa, Wednesdays are for tango, and Thursday nights you can enjoy the International Fiesta. Manuel Gaviria, a prominent banker, hired an Italian architect to create the Renaissance-style palace in 1846. Sadly, the neon signs and tacky shops and bars on the busy street level detract more than a little from what must have been a magnificent external appearance. Admission: Su-Th EUR 10, F-Sa EUR 15.
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More than 150 different varieties of fine wines are kept in the cellar here. You will be served delicious and
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The building most representative of the architectural style popular during the Hapsburg reign has an attractive façade, main entrance, towers,
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