April 1, 2019 Madrid, Madri, Espanha

Last minute call to Madrid, 1 hour flight! Hola Madrid!
Arriving at Terminal 4, Barajas Airport, getting our bags and finding the underground/metro was easy. Everything is well signed so just follow the directions.

Tip 1 – buy a metro card! The card itself costs €2, extra from Barajas to city centre €3, plus normal trip. The cards can be used for 1,2,3,4,5… persons what you have to do is go through the gate, give the card to the next person and so on! Each travel is around €1,5 depending where you go. We walked a lot as it was easy.

We stayed at Totem Madrid Hotel- wonderful!

Tip 2 –
Organize in advance where/what you want to visit so you can see as many as possible each day. Don’t forget this is only a 2, 3 day visit to Madrid!

Palácio de Cristal
Plaza Cibeles

Templo de Debod

Tip 3 –
If you want to visit some museums my advice is to buy the tickets online to skip the queue.

Plaza Mayor

Tip 4 – You can’t miss eating tortilla de Patatas, Paella, Jamon Iberico, all types of tapas and boccadillo, churros with hot chocolate, Arroz con leche and drink the best fresh Tinto de Verano!

Chocolateria San Gines

Tip 5 – If you want some Shopping don’t miss Gran Via there isn’t a direct Metro but you can easily walk from Puerta del Sol metro.

When to go, how long to stay and what to do

A little about this city: Madrid is the capital and biggest city of Spain. Modern,  Cosmopolitan with lots of Museums, Theaters, Monuments, Parks and a great night life.

When to go: Spring or Fall are the best time to visit. This way you will escape hot days of Summer and holidays.

How long you should stay: at least 3/4 full days.

What to visit: Paseo del Prado, Prado Museum, Puerta de Alcalá, Palacio de Linares, Plaza Cibeles, Thyssen Museum, Park del Retiro, Palacio de Cristal, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, San Miguel Market….

Hope you find this article useful and if you have any other tips please drop them below! You can also check my Madrid highlight on my Instagram here.

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