Madrid Travel Guide
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- 97%Local Culture
- 95%Art & Design Lovers
- 91%Nightlife Lovers
- 86%History Buffs
- 80%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (447)
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Aug 11, 2013
This city is super cosmopolitan, with easy peasy public transport. Definitely try to see some flamenco while you are there. The Prado is a world class art museum, not to be missed.
- MadridNov 07, 2013
Madrid was a short (2 day) stop on our way to Barcelona. I mainly wanted to go there because my favorite painting in the world is in the Prado, but I wound up REALLY loving this city and would love to go back for a longer stay.
- MadridOct 18, 2013
Some travelers skip over Madrid, Spain's cosmopolitan capital city, but I found it refreshingly real and down-to-earth after visiting some of the country's more touristy destinations like the Costa del Sol and Barcelona. There are plenty of museums, art galleries and excellent traditional and modern restaurants to keep you busy for at least a few days, if not an entire week.
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Feb 18, 2014
I'm living in Madrid for 6 years now and I absolutely LOVE this city, and I still find new things to see or do. This city offers you a lot of everything. If you're planning on visiting you can easily stay for a week and you won't get bored. It is also perfect for nightlife lovers.
If you're just staying for 2 days, I recommend a tour around Sol: Sol, Plaza Mayor, Mercado San Miguel, Opera, Catedral La Almudena, Palacio Real, Plaza España, Gran Vía, Callao, Metropolis, Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá, Parque El Retiro, Museo El Prado and back to Sol. It's all very close so you can walk everywhere.
If you have a bit more time: Train Station Atocha and Museo Reina Sofia or Thyssen, Templo de Debod, La Latina, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Plaza de Toros Las Ventas.
Can't stand Madrid in the summer though, it get's way too hot, don't come on july nor august!
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 19, 2013
If there is one thing I can impart to you about Madrid it would be DON'T DRIVE MADRID! I enjoyed the city, but I didn't enjoy driving in the city. It's much worse than anything I have experienced in Europe or the in the States. And watch out for the cabbies, they're a very dangerous lot, with their peddle to the metal being their motto.
- MadridMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 26, 2013
Madrid was my favorite city in Spain. It combines the best nightlife I've seen in Europe with absolutely incredible cultural exhibits. Night clubs, Picasso and really good cheese.
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