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Getting to know Madrid

An amazing week in madrid

by romero00501About Me:Hi, Im a girl who is passionate about culture and art, I love Europe and I want to travel all over the world read more

EuropeSpain1 day / April 2017

Highs & Lows

The weather was great!

The place we stayed in wasn't that quiet

Itinerary Overview

The first time I ever visited Europe, I went to Madrid, my dad studied there when he was young and he fell in love with the city, no wonder why, Madrid is wonderful.

We travelled on April the 20th, and we arrived at 12:30pm, It was a 9 hours flight!, But once we got there, to the Barajas airport we knew this was going to be a trip to remember. The airport had an amazing structure on the roof and it was filled with people from all over the world! Also the workers of the airport were really kind and always ready to help. We decided to go the apartment we were staying at, so we took the metro to the Nueva Numancia station. Once there, Antonio, the owner of the apartment guided us, we had to walk a few blocks from the station to the building. The neighborhood has a  park and we were right on time because that week there was a book festival nearby! The week before our trip, it snowed in Madrid, the citizens were amazed, It never snows in Madrid, but the week we stayed, the weather was just perfect, sunny days, and nice breeze. 

If you like to walk, Madrid is just for you! We walked every single day, we went to the Gran Vía, La puerta del sol,  La Puerta de Alcalá, El rastro and a lot of other places.

In terms of food, we tried as much typical food as we could, we tried the Tapas at the Mercado de San Miguel,and the famous Paella in La plaza central, The paella was enormous but delicious, and there were different types of Paella, The original with Seafood, or the vegetarian.

The thing I liked the most about Madrid is that it's all about the little things, you can walk or take the metro, but there’s something special wherever you go, a plaza, a monument, a park, there’s always some magic in Madrid.

  • Day trip: Av. de Concha Espina, 1
    A must for football fans
  • Day trip: Calle de Martín de los Heros, 11
    A movie coffee house
  • Day trip: 28009 Madrid
    a calmed afternoon

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have loved to visit townships near Madrid

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    One night we had trouble with the place we stayed in-the neighbours were kind of loud, but nothing other than that.

  • How was the food?

    Go to the plaza central and el mercado de San Miguel! Highly recommended

  • Packing tips?

    Pack some comfortable shoes, if you want to visit the museums and monuments I think it's important for you to feel comfortable

  • Transportation Tips?

    I recommend walking, because that way you'll get to know the city better, but the metro it's totally ok, too, I think it's easy to understand how it works and it's really useful