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Barcelona And Madrid, Two Cities, One Cultural Tour

October 15, 2015 Luxury Hotels No Comments Print Print Email Email

Guests can visit two iconic art landmarks in Madrid and Barcelona in one trip with Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona and Hotel Ritz, Madrid.

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The two hotels are jointly offering a four-night From Goya to Gaudi package that provides guests with exclusive visits to Barcelona’s Casa Batlló and Madrid’s Museo del Prado, and luxurious accommodation in both cities.

Guests can experience the effervescence of Barcelona’s Ciudad Condal and visit Casa Batlló, the famous Gaudí-designed building located in front of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, where they can admire this Modernist masterpiece in a guided tour that concludes with a glass of Cava in one of its private rooms.

In Madrid, guests will have access to Museo del Prado where they can enjoy temporary art exhibitions and the permanent collection, which includes famous pieces like The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco and Death of the Virgin by Mantegna. Other great works on display include Las Meninas by Velázquez, The Three Graces by Rubens, and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya.

To travel smoothly and quickly from one city to the other, guests can book the AVE first class service, Spain’s high-speed train that connects the two cities in less than three hours. 

4-day From Goya to Gaudí package available all year-round, priced from Euro 3,400 for two persons, and includes:

  • Two-night stay at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona in a Mandarin Junior Suite
  • Daily breakfast served in BistrEau restaurant for one or two persons
  • Exclusive experience at Casa Batlló by Gaudí
  • Transfers from/to AVE train station to/from the hotel
  • Two-night stay at Hotel Ritz, Madrid in a One Bedroom Suite
  • Daily breakfast served in the restaurant for one or two persons
  • One ticket per person for the Prado Museum


Casa Batlló

Architect, Antoni Gaudí, undertook a radical refurbishment of a building in Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia dating from 1875 to create one of his boldest works. Gaudí‘s imaginative efforts were complemented by the decorative work of the artisans who collaborated with him between 1904 and 1906. A simple glance at the building gives rise to myriad interpretations. The discs of multicoloured glazed-ceramics and broken shards of stained glass placed with precision on the building’s facade and interiors depict flowers and water lilies and play with the reflections of the sunlight. The effect is to create a vast Impressionist painting that is often seen as the rolling sea in the heart of Passeig de Gràcia. 

Prado Museum

The building housing the Museo Nacional del Prado was designed by architect, Juan de Villanueva, in 1785. Originally named the Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures it was conceived by King Ferdinand VII encouraged by his wife, Queen Maria Isabel de Braganza. Quickly renamed the National Museum of Paintings and Sculptures it was subsequently rebranded the Museo Nacional del Prado, and opened to the public for the first time in November 1819.

For further information or reservations call Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona at + (34) 93 151 88 88 or visit www.mandarinoriental.es/barcelona/ or Hotel Ritz, Madrid at + (34) 91 701 67 67 or visit www.mandarinoriental.com/ritzmadrid/

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