August 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Visitors in Plaza Mayor can enjoy a meal at one of the dozens of cafes or restaurants or just sit in the shade and watch the people go by. The square, nearly 100m on each side, is surrounded by buildings that have seen everything from bullfights to beheadings.

Nightlife in Madrid

March 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Madrid’s night clubs are a fun experience. None card, and as long as you look about 18, you won’t have any problems getting in. Try Kapitol, across from metro stop Atocha, and Palacio Real (near Sol). Kapitol claims to be the biggest club in Europe. Both charge a cover of 12-15 euros and get busy at around 2 AM.

Madrid Card

Madrid Card

February 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Savings with the Madrid Card include: Free admission to more than 40 of Madrid’s museums, Take as many journeys as you wish on the hop-on/hop-off Turistic Bus, Take all the tours from Discover Madrid program, Take the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium guided walking tour, Admission to the Madrid Amusement Park (72-hour card only), Zoo-Aquarium, Cable Card, Faunia Theme Park and Imax Cinema, Discounts in shops, restaurants, flamenco shows and leisure centers

National Library of Spain, Madrid

February 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It is now regarded as the National Library of Spain and the centerpiece of a system that has branches all over the country. Among the millions of items are 30,000 manuscripts and 500,000 books printed before 1831, not to mention a newspaper collection of nearly 20,000 editions.

Royal Palace, Madrid

February 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Royal Palace or Palacio Real is one of Madrid’s major tourist attractions. Long the home of Spanish monarchs, Royal Palace was once the center of power for a dynasty that ruled half the then-known world.

Prado Museum, Madrid

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Prado Museum is well worth a day-long stroll. Apart from the aforementioned Spanish masters, there are numerous works by the Flemish, Dutch, German, French, and Italians. Many of these were acquired by conquest from the time that Spain was one of the leading powers of Europe.

Shopping In Madrid

January 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tourists can spend time in the hippie quarter in Lavapies or head north to Gran Via, Madrid’s premier shopping street. You can head to El Rastro, Madrid’s huge outdoor flea market. The Alcalá area will prove to be a dream come true for some. Shoes, dresses, accessories and more are available in dozens of different stores.

Queen Sofia Art Center in Madrid

January 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Unusual for a museum dedicated to modern art, the collection is housed in a building designed in the 18th century. Scheduled to be demolished, it was declared an historic monument in 1977 and eventually was re-purposed to its present use.

Plaza Mayor in Madrid

January 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Plaza Mayor, the Main Square, is one of Madrid’s main tourist attractions. Over the centuries the plaza has hosted bullfights, political battles, festivals and more than one beheading. Today, the most likely site for a tourist lazily munching on a sandwich and enjoying the sunshine. The surrounding shops offer a good reason for a pleasant stroll and for the truly curious, you can visit the baker’s guild.

Tapas Night Walking Tour in Madrid

March 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

On the walking tour you’ll visit four traditional bars/restaurants to try authentic Spanish delicacies. It might be chorizo in cider, octopus from Galicia, cider from Asturias, sherry from Andalucia or other regional specialties. The tour price includes your first drink and tapas at the first bar you’ll visit.