Madrid Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 76%Art & Design Lovers
- 74%History Buffs
- 71%Luxury Travelers
- 70%Nightlife Lovers
- 64%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (447)
- MadridMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 11, 2013
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.
- MadridMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 3Oct 24, 2013
I never really looked at Madrid as a European "must".
It is not to be missed!
Immaculate, historical, great food and an even better nightlife.
I highly recommend!
- MadridOct 18, 2013
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.
- MadridMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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!
- MadridMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 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 ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Jun 06, 2013
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 ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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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