Madrid Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 87%History Buffs
- 87%Nightlife Lovers
- 87%Art & Design Lovers
- 76%Adventure Travelers
- 72%Luxury Travelers
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- MadridMember ofLGBTAug 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.htmlRecommended for:
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 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?
- MadridJan 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!
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversNov 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.
- MadridNov 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!
- MadridOct 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...
- MadridOct 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!!!!!
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Sep 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:
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 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!
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersAug 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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