In the artistic and cultural heart of Madrid, a short walk from some of the most important monuments in the city, such as the Royal Palace, the Teatro Real and the Almudena Cathedral, behind its magnificent façade the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques combines vintage splendour with a delicate contemporary sensibility. This fascinating palace, located on the site of what was the most important convent in Europe in the 13th century, the Convent of Santo Domingo, maintains the character and elegance of the original structure: the residence of the Dukes of Granada de Ega, and has a a beautiful and historically important garden. Elegant, exquisitely designed rooms that capture the moment and make it eternal. More than just a luxury hotel, the Gran Melia Palacio is a canvas that inspired a most extraordinary way of life. Located in the heart of the Spanish capital, a city with 73 museums, including the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen Bornemisza, and home to such major works such as Picasso’s Guernica, The Second of May by Goya and Velázquez’s Meninas, the source of inspiration in the interior design of the hotel and driving element in all its rooms.