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    Local Culture
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  • 87%
    History Buffs
  • 87%
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 87%
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 76%
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  • 76%
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    Ed Salvato
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    5 Aug 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.html

    Recommended for:LGBT
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    pege
    4 May 09, 2013

    Street, squares, places, tapas everything is there the spanish way, positive and elegant. Must see: the Prado, the Royal Palace and Gran Via.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Jul 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?

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    Brklyn2LA
    3 Apr 06, 2013

    Compared to Alicante and Valencia I wasn't particularly impressed but maybe I needed to spend more time here.

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  • Madrid
    Yuri Naru
    4 Mar 27, 2013

    Believe or not city is the most modern clean in europe! Bars shops never sleeps, your spanish friends said " let's go out dinner at 10 pm and go to drink 12am" it is normal for them. City is very alive.

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    Lucía Morales
    5 Mar 05, 2013

    This city has absolutely everything you could ask for. I would definitely come back and maybe even stay for living in a future.

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  • Madrid
    Aliki Kostopoulou
    5 Jan 29, 2013

    La amo! The best city in Europe to live - work - make friends!
    The people are really open and easy going -mainly if you speak Spanish, even a few words- the know how to party and they will make you feel like home from the very first moment!
    The city itself is a small miracle: from cheap-international neighbourhoods to super elegant ones, all with the air of a latin capital city!

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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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    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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  • Madrid
    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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  • MadridPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Sep 11, 2012

    I have been to Madrid twice, and each time was a very interesting and unique experience. Historically, Madrid was founded in 1561 when King Philip II moved the Royal Court from Toledo to Madrid. However, it was the Bourbons starting in the early 18th century that began the transformation of Madrid with the addition of the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) by Philip V. And Charles III became a sort of Mayor of Madrid, remaking Madrid in the splendor of many of the other European Courts at that time.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • MadridPro 2014
    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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  • Madrid
    Alex Sai
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    5 Aug 19, 2012

    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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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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