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  • 95%
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 85%
    Foodies
  • 77%
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 72%
    Adventure Travelers
  • 71%
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    Столица Испании. Must see! Для ознакомления с городом очень удобен двухдневный автобусный тур. Билет действителен в течение 2 дней, и предоставляет скидки на входные билеты во многие музеи города.

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  • Madrid

    Museo del Prado, Tysen-Bornemisza, Reina Sofia, Teatro Real, Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Parque del Retiro... Just walking quietly by the city, in the Austrias, Salamanca or the classical districts, you will meet a splendid experience, plenty of Culture, Romance, Art and Beatnik.

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  • Madrid

    If you're one who's been to Madrid you know it's amazing. If you've always wanted to go I hope it's in your top 10. Of course any number of people who have traveled to this city can talk about the food, art, night life and culture. But, the most moving experience for me was to stand in the presence of Pablo Piccaso's masterpiece "Guernica". Commissioned in response to the bombing of the town of Guernica in the Basque region of Spain the solemnity of this work struck me and opened my eyes to the power that art has over the world.

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  • Madrid

    When it comes to Spain, it seems the whole world is madly in love with Barcelona. Personally, I prefer Madrid for a myriad of reasons. Not only is the food succulent, but the culture is beautiful. Spaniards are extremely friendly and know how to enjoy life. You quickly develop a sense of belonging to this wonderful city.

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  • Madrid

    De Madrid al cielo. Una ciudad que no deja indiferente a nadie. Te hace sentir un ciudadano más absorbido por la gran urbe.

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  • Madrid

    Well, what can I say? It's an awesome city and my husband's family lives here, so I visit at least once every two years. There are so many sights to see, and the people are a lot of fun.

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  • Madrid

    I was only there for a few hours but I can tell you its hot hot hot !!!!!! shops fab tapas bars fab but summer time is too hot and the people all go to the costas for the breeze in the summer but a beautuful and stunning city

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  • Madrid
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    Madrid is beautiful. However, I prefer Barcelona, which I think is more lively and friendly. With that said though, Madrid is still a great place to see with many historic sites and buildings, places to shop, and a beautiful park. Not as many people speak English here as they do in Barcelona, but there are still a good amount that do. This city seems slower and more relaxing, especially in the daytime. At night, though, the city becomes alive!

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  • Madrid

    Lived there for 5 years, and would go back in a heart beat! Great food, plenty to do, and the most family friendly city I have been/lived in! It is such a melting pot, with influences from all over Europe, plus Moorish influence after 800 years of occupation, and the food, people and culture reflect this!

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  • Madrid

    Flott by, men man må ikke ha liggende ting synlig hverken i bilen eller på seg, da det er ekstremt mye tyveri :(

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  • Madrid

    like barcelona this is the place i want to stay for good, i dont mind leaving here its gorgeous,love the old hispanic buildings, artifacts, museums and people are beautiful and very friendly.

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  • Madrid

    Well, I lived here for three years. So I know the city like the back of my hand. You have to see the Plaza del Sol, and the Royal Palace. There is a huge room in the palace full of thousands of clocks so you want to make sure you visit that room at noon. You must go tapa hopping, look for the places with the most trash on the floor. It is customary to throw your trash on the floor so those are the most popular places. Stroll the Prado. I swear there is a mosaic in there that looks exactly like John Belushi. Try the roast suckling pig etc.... But if you are in Spain...... you must also vist.... Sevilla, Granada-The Alhambra, Valencia, Barcelona, Cuenta (It is a city of cliff houses)....Mar Bella.... Alicante.... Toledo-home of Greco, oh and Valle de los Caidos. It is were Franco is buried. Such a cool and beautiful drive. When you get there you walk into a mountain and you feel like you are walking down the hall to see the Wizard of Oz.

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  • Madrid

    I have been to Spain where I visited "Costa Della Sole" which is the southern part of Spain where Arabs rulled for 8 centuries. They have lovely olives and wines. Malaga and Gordoba are so beautifull with their ruins standing still. I liked it.

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  • Madrid

    Didn't see much of it because I only stayed there for like a day. the food there is pretty expensive. old district of town is nice. bunch of old cathedrals and plazas and shoplots. nice street performers too.

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  • Madrid

    Went to Madrid for 3 days in 2012's New Years Eve (Nochevieja). Some "old school" locals will not speak english, even if they know, so try to learn a few spanish words. Stayed in a great hostel near La Gran Via that is the most known street in Madrid, filled with lots of known stores (a bit expensive to me). Many tourists and beautiful places to visit spread around the city, so get a tourist bus or, if you feel in shape, take a (long) walk. Great night life but try not to get caught by people trying to take you to their bars (which will probably be empty).

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  • MadridPro 2014
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    Madrid is one of our favorite cities in Spain next to Barcelona. It is very walkable and clean. Our hotel was in the center of town so that we could get to a lot of sites by just using our feet. The shopping and restaurants are numerous and great. Make sure you try the hot chocolate con churros - this is now one of my favorite deserts.

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  • Madrid

    Love my city! Always great places and plans to enjoy. You can find out more on my blog www.citywinks.es ; )

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  • Madrid

    When I got there the most enjoyable thing was their parks and the kioskos that you seat and drinks different kind of outstanding juices , the fresh air remind me of my country Panama and the Hotels were the sheapest on all over Europe .Their people were very friendly.

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  • Madrid
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    Madrid a small face yet a big day of fun and friendship and parties and love and tender on pebbles of red down the bar avenues, and classic nights of alcohol and beer pull. In Madrid love to tend to music and company speaks wonders and chris cross takes up a lot of our time in here and out in mander.

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  • Madrid

    I absolutely love madrid,the city is super interesting not expensive at all,and the weather this time of the wear is great!Get ready for some tapas and sangria!

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Some Spaniards claim that Madrilenos look down on the rest of Spain. If they do, it’s not without reason. Boasting world-class art museums, two premier futbol teams, and the capital of Spain, Madrid truly is a phenomenal city. Major attractions include the “Golden Triangle of Art,” which contain famous works by Picasso, Dali, and Velazquez, the Parque del Buen Retiro, a park sometimes referred to as the “lungs of Madrid,” the Royal Palace, and the Plaza Mayor. Although the Plaza isn’t the biggest in Spain (that title goes to the plaza in Salamanca), it certainly is the most famous, having held numerous events throughout history from Inquisition trials to more recent headline concerts. Madrid has a highly efficient metro system that allows visitors to move around the city quickly, providing visitors with a good way to see the sights. Visitors also enjoy visiting Santiago Bernabeu stadium to watch the world famous Real Madrid football squad take the field. Once the sun goes down, there is a multitude of things to do with the legendary Spanish nightlife at your fingertips. Food in Madrid is decidedly Spanish; that is, lots of jamon, bread, soup, fried fish, and potatoes. Hotels and ... read more
hostels are abundant in Madrid, with some of the most famous lying in the Gran Via-Sol area of the city. Madrid is a bastion of Spanish tradition and culture, making it a fantastic place to visit.

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