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  • 87%
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  • 87%
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  • 87%
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  • 76%
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    Sophie Adams
    4 Jan 16, 2013

    Love this city! Do not underestimate it. There is some fantastic bars, walking tours and places to explore.

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    Laurel W
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    3 Nov 24, 2012

    As a museum lover, this is one of the great cities of Europe to visit. There are so many museums, large and small, and particularly good for the arts. And then there is the food with great ingredients and so inexpensive.

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    Pigue Arthur
    5 Nov 19, 2012

    One of the greatest big cities in Europe, so easy to move from one side to the other of the city, and with cheap Tourist Tickets, that allows you to visit almost anything during your stay.

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    Diane Austin
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    4 Nov 10, 2012

    Easy to navigate with their excellent subways, beautiful green space, lots of things to see and do (many of them free), very fun and friendly locals all combined to make this city at least of 4 star. Will return to see it it merits even more.

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    Melissa Smart
    5 Nov 01, 2012

    This city has a great vibe. I'm not usually one for big cities, but Madrid has so much life to it. A great city to just wander and get lost ( but it seems like most of Spain is like that! ). Was there for a week and could have stayed longer, great shopping too!

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    Courtney Regan
    5 Oct 31, 2012

    Madrid is delicious. I was pleasantly surprised at the culinary adventures this city offers. It's easy to stroll around and indulge in canapes, paella and sangria all day long. One night while exploring, I stumbled upon Mercado de San Miguel. This indoor market offers rows & rows of specialty food, everything from excellent wine to fruits & nuts. After talking with locals and learning about another special delicacy, hot chocolate con churros, I knew what I was doing next. I found Chocolateria San Gines shortly after and am still dreaming about it...

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    David Lynch
    5 Oct 27, 2012

    Madrid what a truly amazing city, and you never know who you might meet. I was lucky enough to get a photo of this girl wearing a newspaper dress, and also very lucky that National Geographic wanted to publish it. Madrid great people, bars, food, football, I could go on, but Spain's capital is such a beautiful city, so what are you waiting for check it out!!!!!

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    Anna Maria González Fdez
    2 Oct 25, 2012

    I love walking in downtown Madrid, the Oeste park, Templo de Debod and the cultural opportunities.

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    Gina Hartigan
    5 Oct 11, 2012

    Extremely beautiful city and the buildings are mostly fantastic. Even the post office is housed in a lovely building. Madrid is very walkable and visiting the various plazas is an absolutely wonderful way to spend time.

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    Bryan Jones
    4 Oct 02, 2012

    Madrid is huge and definitely takes an extended stay to see a good amount of. The culture is great, the people are friendly and helpful, and there's lots of awesome history here as well as a lot of modern city elements.

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    chiara cerini
    5 Sep 13, 2012

    just a bit of span-english is ok.. you'll have great time.. and plenty of siestas in the afternoon ^_^ to stay up all the night long!!

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    Trina D.
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    4 Aug 24, 2012

    Madrid is steeped in history. The culture is rich in historical significance. There is an abundance of art museums. There are plenty of restaurants to try. Shopping is plentiful. It's one of the most walkable cities I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. The metro is straightforward. Be wary of beggars and pickpockets. Enjoy your time there. Salud!

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    Rafael González
    5 Aug 05, 2012

    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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    Keith Imper
    5 Aug 03, 2012

    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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    Aïcha Mamita
    4 Jul 27, 2012

    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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    Juan Carlos Guijarro Moreno
    5 Jul 25, 2012

    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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    Sheila T.
    5 Jul 20, 2012

    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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    Arlette Haggarty
    5 Jul 07, 2012

    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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    Catherine
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    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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    Marc Kerr
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    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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4.5 out of 5
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203,884 people visited Madrid

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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 ... read more
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 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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