It is fun to visit and experience the city of Madrid because the city is active, with a bustling nightlife, and a great walking city.
✦ What To Expect
Spain is a beautiful and diverse country that offers a wide variety of travel destinations.
The Spaniards are friendly; they don’t just give a smile to say hello but they also say, ‘hola!’ which means hello in Spanish.
In a nutshell, the travel experience from Madrid is great. This is the kind of city that’ll make you want to miss your flight home to stay on longer.
The following are some of the best experiences from the home city of the Galácticos:
✦ The Food Scene in Madrid
This city is an ideal holiday destination for food lovers. The reason is that there a wide selection of tapas bars, cafés, and restaurants.
Also, the food in this city is affordable. Thus, it is possible to try all kinds of flavors while in this city.
✦ Shopping In Madrid
This is a great city for shoppers. This is because there are so many different styles to choose from.
Unless you’re shopping in designer boutiques, the prices are reasonable in comparison to other cities in Europe.
There are high-end shops, all kinds of international brands, and many independent designers for fashion lovers in Madrid.
✦ The Museums In Madrid
If you are an art lover, then Madrid is the city for you.
Madrid is considered to be one of the top European destinations concerning art museums.
One of the top museums that you can’t miss out while in Madrid is the Prado Museum. This is a museum that has great art galleries. It has an amazing display of the best European art collections that will leave you inspired.
Also, I tried something different in Madrid. I went to the Train Museum with my husband and eventually, I ended up falling in love with it.
Our highlight was enjoying some coffee in an original “Wagons-Lits” Restaurant Carriage. I felt like I was on the “Orient Express” from Agatha Christie’s Novel.
✦ Madrid’s History
Interested in the history of this city? Then a visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid is something to add to your list.
The palace gardens, known as Campo del Moro, are also worth a visit. They are clean, serene and well maintained.
Lastly, while you are still around in this area, visit the nearby Almudena Cathedral and the San Francisco el Grande Basilica.
✦ The Night Life
Madrid’s nightlife never stops. From Monday to Sunday, you can go out until the early hours of the morning and end up eating breakfast in any café.
The lovers of nightlife are spoilt for choice.
✦ The Parks In Madrid
For joggers and bikers, then you can spend a morning practicing your favorite sport in the Madrid Rio Park. It’s a very beautiful park.
My favorite park in this city is El Retiro Park. This is a magnificent park, filled with beautiful sculptures, monuments, galleries, and a peaceful lake.
You can enjoy the boat ride on this lake at an affordable rate. You can’t miss this out while in Madrid.
✦ The Real Madrid
Last but the least, the main reason why I always wanted to visit the city of Madrid, was not for the vacation or the excursions, but the football. Definitely, this tour is a must to do for the football fanatics while in this city.
The tour took us around the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium the home base for Real Madrid football club.
This is one of the largest football stadia in Spain that has a capacity of almost 100,000 spectators.
The visit to the stadium includes access to the trophy room of the team of Real Madrid, and the chance to walk around the technical area and the dressing rooms.
In the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, there are a number of restaurants and shops.
This experience was amazing and unforgettable. Adding my photo to the screen of the fans of the Real Madrid, summed up my trip to be highly memorable and made me a proud supporter of my team.
I hope to visit again soon and hopefully, my favorite team the Real Madrid, and the world champions will be playing. See you there!
✦ Some Tips
- Like any other big city, watch out for the pickpockets
- Use the security provisions provided by your hotel
- Save time and book your tickets online in advance
- Watch out for the classic tricks used by conmen
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