Madrid Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 95%Local Culture
- 91%Art & Design Lovers
- 88%Nightlife Lovers
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 71%Luxury Travelers
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- MadridMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 14, 2014
This city is super cosmopolitan, with easy peasy public transport. Definitely try to see some flamenco while you are there. The Prado is a world class art museum, not to be missed.Recommended for:
- MadridMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Jun 05, 2014
One of my favourite cities and one I have been to 5 times. Certainly recommended and spend time in the markets for tapas and lunch. Love the gay area cheuca!!Recommended for:
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11May 20, 2014
Madrid is a city with history, culture, energy and, conveniently, plenty of Spanish speakers. For those who want to learn the language (for free!), there are frequent opportunities for people who want to learn English to meet up with people who want to learn Spanish and practice with each other over tapas and sangria.Recommended for:
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4May 09, 2014
Cosmopolitan city where it's impossible to get bored. There are lots of activities: Leisure, Culture, Cuisine, Night, etc..
Highly recommended the old town, the Royal Palace, Plaza de Sol, sunset at the Temple of Debod, tapas in Plaza Mayor and in La Latina, and rest in the Retiro Park.
At night you can find party anywhere...Recommended for:
- MadridMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersMar 25, 2014
Some travelers skip over Madrid, Spain's cosmopolitan capital city, but I found it refreshingly real and down-to-earth after visiting some of the country's more touristy destinations like the Costa del Sol and Barcelona. There are plenty of museums, art galleries and excellent traditional and modern restaurants to keep you busy for at least a few days, if not an entire week.Recommended for:
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Feb 18, 2014
I'm living in Madrid for 6 years now and I absolutely LOVE this city, and I still find new things to see or do. This city offers you a lot of everything. If you're planning on visiting you can easily stay for a week and you won't get bored. It is also perfect for nightlife lovers.
If you're just staying for 2 days, I recommend a tour around Sol: Sol, Plaza Mayor, Mercado San Miguel, Opera, Catedral La Almudena, Palacio Real, Plaza España, Gran Vía, Callao, Metropolis, Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá, Parque El Retiro, Museo El Prado and back to Sol. It's all very close so you can walk everywhere.
If you have a bit more time: Train Station Atocha and Museo Reina Sofia or Thyssen, Templo de Debod, La Latina, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Plaza de Toros Las Ventas.
Can't stand Madrid in the summer though, it get's way too hot, don't come on july nor august!Recommended for:
- MadridJan 24, 2014
Madrid is a town in the Barcelona province of Spain. Not long ago, agriculture was the main occupation of people in Madrid. But, now the town has transformed itself into an industrially advanced center. At the same time, Madrid is also known for its most pleasant weather and for areas that are rich in vegetation and natural beauty.
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 26, 2013
Madrid was my favorite city in Spain. It combines the best nightlife I've seen in Europe with absolutely incredible cultural exhibits. Night clubs, Picasso and really good cheese.Recommended for:
- MadridNov 07, 2013
Madrid was a short (2 day) stop on our way to Barcelona. I mainly wanted to go there because my favorite painting in the world is in the Prado, but I wound up REALLY loving this city and would love to go back for a longer stay.Recommended for:
- MadridAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Feb 16, 2014
Pull a mixing bowl out of the cabinet and add beautiful architecture and sculptures, alluring parks that are like a endless abyss of tranquility, shopping for everyone from Skylar Grey to Bérénice Marlohe, addicting tapas and tinto del veranos, and a innovative subway system. Mix them all together and you have the wonderful blissful city of Madrid. Truly like no other city, Madrid is the sanctuary of stress relief: parks of good relaxation, plazas for good socialization, and food and drinks to make you smile in between taking bites and talking.
- MadridMember ofLGBTAug 02, 2013
In recent years, Madrid Pride has become one of the biggest in Europe with an estimated 1.5 million participants. We’re the best economic stimulus package that country could ask for so grab your credit cards and spend those euros. Pride is July 3-7; info: http://www.orgullogaymadrid.com/
Insider tip: The gay section is known as Chueca, which is conveniently the center of Madrid. It’s convenient to most Gay Pride venues by subway so it’s the perfect place to base yourself.
Recommended venue: Check out Supermartxe at Fabrik, a party and venue that you mustn’t miss. You’ll see the hottest guys (and many hot women) from throughout Europe and from around the world. http://www.nighttours.com/madrid/gayguide/supermartxe.htmlRecommended for:
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Jun 22, 2014
Madrid is a compact capital city. That's not to say it doesn't seem like one - it's very stately - but it's considerably more walkable than London, Paris etc.
It's also very charming, with a more mature / less hedonistic atmosphere than that of Barcelona. Great architecture, great restaurants, lots of culture = well worth a trip.
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 14, 2014
With the Prado, the historic architecture and squares, the ham, the tappas and hot chocolate, the ham, and extensive pedestrian zones, Madrid is truly a top destination. Did I mention they have ham?
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Apr 01, 2013
Madrid, Spain's capital city, has hidden gems everywhere you turn. It is a gorgeous city that is kept relatively clean. There is loads of stuff to do from museums to parks and the Spanish love to keep their nightlife lively, no matter what day of the week it is!!
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 15, 2013
When you think of Madrid you might first think of sunshine, sangria, and bullfights, but spend a few hours here and you'll quickly discover there's a whole lot more to be seen and sampled. The city is flat out beautiful, historic, and this forever-famous capital city is pulsing with perhaps more life and excitement than anywhere else. When is the best time to visit? Good question. Hands down Spring or Fall...my preference is fall; I don't know why but Madrid is just unbeatable when it comes to sweater weather. Just remember that during July and August many of the locals flee for the coast to avoid the oppressive heat (and you should probably do the same).
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