Your Travel Guide to Madrid

Hi Trippers! Madrid has a special place in our hearts once that was there that we did our first trip together. We fell in love with traveling there. We love the way how Spanish people live their lives, always going out for some tapas and beers. What we love the most about Madrid is that the city center is really small, you can do it perfectly on foot. Parque de El Retiro is one of our favorite places.

Transports

We chose to buy the card with unlimited public transports for 7 days, and it cost us 35.40€. It is also valid from and to Barajas airport. To be honest, it wasn’t a smart choice once we did not use it so much. As we said, the city center is small and exploring on foot is really a good option.

Where to stay

NH Collection Gran Vía – best rooftop of Gran Vía, hands down! Amazing rooms and delicious breakfast

TÓTEM Madrid – minimalistic style, very fashionist & surrounded by the most sophisticated boutiques and top brands

Where to eat

  • Tommy Mel’s
  • Mercado de San Miguel

Tommy Mel’s – it’s an American retro restaurant, where you will find burgers, milkshakes and more

Mercado de San Miguel – close by Plaza Mayor, this market offers an incredible variety of food. The ambiance is really cool

What to do & see

  • See the sunset at Templo de Debod
  • Appreciate the beauty of Palacio de Cibeles
  • Explore Parque de El Retiro
  • Enter in the Palacio de Cristal (it’s free!)
  • Eat some tapas
  • Do some shopping at Gran Vía
  • See Palacio Real as well as its gardens
  • Appreciate the view from Círculo de Bellas Artes rooftop
  • Check Km0 at Puerta del Sol
  • See Puerta de Alcalá
  • Do some vintage shopping at Calle de Fuencarral
  • Explore on foot and appreciate the beauty of the city

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