Spanish Espadrilles - Style & Travel Madrid

Updated: Sep 10, 2021

A Day visiting Madrid - looking fabulously stylish with espadrilles

Ahh– Madrid!

Spain's splendid capital city boasts an impressive mix of historical monuments, art museums, wide avenidas, vibrant modern lifestyle, beautiful old buildings, interspersed with tranquil parks and gorgeous

public plazas.

Here is where you will find a taste of elegance and sophistication - cosmopolitan Spain at its best. Countless hip cafes, bodegas and exquisite restaurants offer fantastic Spanish wines and local tapas, delightful cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere and conversations.

There is plenty to see in this marvellous city, and you want to make sure you discover its secrets, small and large, in a pair of super comfortable, Spanish espadrilles from PARGAS Miami – shoes that stand for a long tradition of elegance in casual footwear.

Wear them in Madrid where you will see them everywhere, and instantly become one of the chique in-crowd of Madrileñas.

By now you will have checked into one of Madrid's super elegant hotels, the splendidly fabulous Four Seasons.

Located in the very heart of the capital, a total of seven historical buildings have been transformed into one exquisite hotel complex, all impeccably restored and reimagined.

The oldest part of the complex, originally El Palacio de la Equitativa, dates back to 1887.

Here, you may find yourself having lunch on the rooftop with fabulous dishes by Spanish celebrity chef Dani García.

Make sure you sample the extraordinary “Nitro Tomate” that will delight your senses with its bright colors and savory ingredients.

You are now ready to start your day of exploring Madrid , and you unpack that brandnew pair of PARGAS Miami Spanish espadrilles that you had bought for this trip.

Your first stop may be the world-class Prado Museum with its endless array of masterpieces created during the Golden Age of Spain.

Here, you will find an unbelievably rich collection of more than 8,000 paintings and several hundred sculptures.

Spanish paintings from the 12th century to the early 19th century include an assortment of priceless master pieces by Francisco de Goya, or jewels like Diego Velázquez’ “Las Menians”, a depiction of the Spanish royal family of Felipe IV created in 1656.

Next, you may want to find yourself in the middle of Parque del Retiro, a veritable oasis of peace in the heart of Madrid with lush and beautifully manicured landscapes.

In the shade of its countless trees you will find a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Parque del Retiro was owned by the Spanish royal family until the 19th century, when it became a public park.

One of Retiro’s attractions is the Palacio de Cristal, a splendid cast-iron and glass pavilion built in 1887 that looks out onto a graceful fountain and reflecting pool.

Retiro Park is where you will cherish the comfort and stylish beauty of your espadrilles that have become your friendly companions during this fabulous day, exploring Madrid.

Refreshed from the cool shade of Retiro, you’re now off to marvel at the majestic beauty of Palacio Real, Madrid’s sublime royal palace.

The palace was commissioned by Philip V in the 18th century. A majestic Neoclassical facade features crafted granite and white Colmenar stone.

The facade's columns and Doric pilasters are based on drawings by the famous sculptor Bernini, who had originally designed them for the Louvre in Paris.

Inside, you will find yourself amazed by the timeless elegance of palacial rooms and stunning vistas from the shade of their enormous windows.

You may day dream about staying here for the rest of the afternoon, putting up your feet - a Princess for just one day,

But enough day dreaming...

It’s time to go visit your next ‘must see’ location in Madrid – beautiful Plaza Major.

This elegant 17th-century plaza was built during the reign of Philip III and used as a center of commerce and municipal life, as well as the scene of ceremonial events.

The square also served as a venue for bullfights, dramatic performances, and knightly tournaments.

Today, Plaza Mayor continues to be an important gathering spot in Madrid.

The expansive cobblestone square is a pedestrian area, surrounded by outdoor cafés and atmospheric restaurants, shaded by its lovely arcades.

In the evenings, the square takes on a lively ambience and is a popular hangout spot for both tourists and Madrileños.

You sit in the shade of one of those café umbrellas and have a glass of rose wine with some delightful Spanish olives.

Your last stop for this afternoon is the exquisitely charming Museo Sorolla - dedicated to the work of Joaquín Sorolla, the most famous Spanish Impressionist painter.

More than 1,200 paintings and drawings by Sorolla are displayed in the artist's house and studio, which has retained its original decor.

Be sure not to miss the museum's garden patio. Designed by Sorolla, this exquisite tree-shaded outdoor space is adorned with a gurgling fountain and Andalusian-style decorative tile work.

His is the ideal space to breathe and enjoy the comfort of your PARGAS Miami Spanish espadrilles.

Finally, on your way back to the Four Seasons Hotel, you pass by beautiful Puerta del Sol.

This plaza was named after the sun emblem on the old city gate, which formerly stood here and the spacious town square aligns with the rising sun.

These days, the square is a place to hang out and enjoy life. Lined with shops and cafés, the Puerta del Sol always is one of the liveliest squares in Madrid.

Later on in the evening, after you have had your afternoon siesta, and the clock shows after 9 PM -it will be the time when this city really comes to life.

Madrileños love going out on the town at night for drinks and dinner, and tonight, you will treat yourself to dinner at Ten Con Ten, one of the fanciest restaurants in Madrid.

Dressed in a light summer dress, accessorized by beautiful high heel wedge espadrilles you are ready kill it and turn heads.

Ten Con Ten is the proverbial ‘before and after’ in Madrid.

Just like your espadrilles it’s a timeless classic, but always in fashion.

The place is a international universe full of contrasts, were you are being quickly invaded by a delicate balance of soft music and whispered confidences.

A unique setting where you receive a welcome from the sophisticated staff who will be attentive to the smallest detail.

Its cuisine creates a variety of amazing sensations through a menu, where semolina risotto with truffles meets exquisite artichoke lasagna or its popular butterfish.

Definitely a place to see and be seen, you feel beautiful and enjoy some of the best wines, meals and conversations you have had in a long time.

Ten Con Ten is the ultimate 'Must' for the sophisticated Madrid visitor. Hedonists, vibrant bonvivants and elegant world travelers enjoy the scene from the Bar.

After this amazing dinner experience you are having your last night cap in one of the small Spanish pubs around the corner from your hotel.

You had a fabulous day in Madrid, and you know tomorrow will even be better.

Best wishes from your PARGAS Miami editorial team, and maybe you follow us on Instagram .

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