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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%History Buffs
- 95%Art & Design Lovers
- 77%Nightlife Lovers
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 71%Luxury Travelers
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- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers
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.
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.
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.
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.
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies
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!
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!
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.
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.
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).
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design Lovers
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.
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.
- MadridMember ofLocal Culture
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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