A long weekend trip to Madrid. Besides seeing Madrid we also stayed in a very cute village San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Here you find an impressive old Montserrat.
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Europe4 days / July 2022
Highs & Lows
In July it gets really warm in Spain
We arrived on a Thursday night, it was excellent because both the roads and the airport were not full, from there we took an Uber to get to our hotel, it was 20 minutes away. Here we received a code to open our hotel room. We slept here for two nights and the hotel room was nice and clean, it had everything for a comfortable stay.
We mainly visited the high lights of Madrid, which I highly recommend. Also, we just had delicious breakfasts and tapas in cute restaurants, you will find them everywhere! In each tourist area there are many varieties of food where you can find classic dishes to try.
After two days in Madrid, we went to San Lorenzo. The main reason was to go to a wedding there, but we also enjoyed San Lorenzo. After two nights we took a taxi directly from this place to the airport and flew back to Amsterdam.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would not go to the center of Spain in July. It was pretty warm there and made me feel I wanted to have a beach or pool to swim in. We went in July because of the wedding.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
My flight was cancelled, but luckily I could rebook it to a day ahead. Luckily, the room in the available in Madrid was available for that same day.
How was the food?
I would suggest to just walk through the streets of Madrid and San Lorenzo, because there are SO many places to go! Hence, I cannot recommend one specifically. Just go and see it yourselves!
What tips would you give a friend?
Stay a bit longer in Madrid and San Lorenzo. I would suggest staying at least 3 days in both places.
Nice walking shoes! I always recommend to walk through cities so be prepared for that.
Taking the bus from Madrid to San Lorenzo is easy and worth it. If you decide to go from San Lorenzo to the Airport I would recommend taking a taxi, but check if you can share it with others to lower the costs.