The Biblioteca Nacional de España (National Library of Spain) is a major public library, the largest in Spain, and one of the largest in the world. It is located in Madrid, on the Paseo de Recoletos.
The National Archaeological Museum (Spanish: Museo Arqueológico Nacional) is a museum in Madrid, Spain. It is located on Serrano Street beside the Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square), sharing its building with the National Library.
The Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Pilar (in English: The School of Our Lady of the Pillar), often referred to as "El Pilar" is an independent day school for pupils from 3 to 18 years of age located in Calle de Castelló, in Madrid (Spain). It was founded in 1907 by the Society of Mary, a Roman Catholic teaching order of priests and religious brothers, who still continue to operate the institution. Founded as a boys' school, it first admitted girls in 1986, and progressively became fully co-educational. El Pilar has educated one Spanish Prime Minister and numerous prominent public figures in the history of Spain. El Pilar has been considered as one of the most influential public schools in the history of 20th-century Spain.
Recoletos is one of the six wards (barrios) of Salamanca in Madrid, Spain.
Platea Madrid is a gourmet food hall on the Plaza de Colón in Madrid. It is located in a former cinema and employs ca. 380 people. Mexican, Peruvian, Italian, and various Asian cuisines are offered as well as Michelin star restaurateurs Paco Roncero (of restaurant La Terraza del Casino, Madrid), Pepe Solla (Solla, Galicia) and Marcos Morán (Casa Gerardo, Asturias).