Madrid Sunset

The Spanish capital city, Madrid has much to offer in terms of big nightlife, varied museums and galleries, fine dining and great tapas bars. There are plenty of landmarks including the Royal Palace as well as many plazas such as Plaza Mayo, a great place to relax with a drink and people watch.

Don’t miss this the lively food and drink market, Mercado San Miguel.

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    Have Chocolate con Churros

    When you are in Madrid you just have to have this delicious combination. A steaming mug of thick hot chocolate and some crispy churros. Dip the churros into the hot chocolate and munch your way to heaven. Some of the best places in Madrid to get chocolate con churros are San Gines, Valor and Café Gijon.
    June 17th 2013
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    Santiago Bernabeu Staduim

    A must visit for any football fan (ok maybe not if you support Barcelona). The Santiago Bernabeu tour lets you wander around the stadium, walk down the tunnel, sit on the bench and stroll the coaching technical area like the manager. You can also visit the players dressing room and finally (well before the shop) check out all the trophies on display.

    It's an impressive stadium and an entertaining tour.
    June 17th 2013
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    Enjoy Spanish Cuisine at El Tigre Bar

    When you're in Madrid and looking to try a bit of Spanish cuisine then Tigre Bar is a good choice. It's a busy and lively place, a little shabby but full of character. It's a great bar to start the evening with a bite to eat and drinks with friends. Be warned, it does get quite busy so arrive early!
    June 26th 2013
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    Relax in the Campo del Moro

    If you're looking to get away from the stress of the city but don't want to go too far Campo del Moro is a good choice.

    Situated behind the Palacio Real (Spanish Royal Palace) and alongside the Manzanares River, the park takes up 20 hectares and is known as Field of the Moor. The park is a popular place to relax and get away from the bustle of the city, it's full of leafy trees, fountains and quint buildings.

    Blog Post The Camp del Moro, Madrid

    September 3rd 2013
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    Head to the Circulo de Bellas Artes and enjoy the views

    Enjoy the views of Madrid from the rooftop terrace of the Circulo de Bellas Artes. Located on the corner of Gran Via and Alcala streets, you can contemplate the skyline of Madrid, the Retiro Park and the neighbourhood of las Letras just to name a few. Summer is the perfect time for a late afternoon visit to enjoy a cool drink and watch the sunset over Madrid. Where: Calle Alcala, 42. Madrid
    June 17th 2013
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    Mercado San Miguel

    Mercado San Miguel is a perfect stop off to take a break and sample some of the local cuisine. With plenty of great tapas and fine wine on sale you can find yourself spending much longer here than you expected.

    There's a wide selection of meat, sea food, wines and cheeses on offer here.
    June 17th 2013
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    Learn About Spain In Palacio Real

    Spain being one of the renowned countries in Europe for its history and Palacio Real (other wise known as Royal Place) is a perfect example. Here you'll find the history of Spain in the form or art and artifacts in its museum. There is a lot to learn but also to see, so allow plenty of time on your visit.
    June 23rd 2013
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    Learn About Bullfighting at Museo Taurino

    Museo Taurino is a bullfighting museum in Madrid. There's no entrance fee you and the museum gives you a history of bullfighting and its cultural significance in the city. The museum contains the death costume of Manolete, the traje de luces (suit of lights), the exact costume that he was wearing when gored to death in the ring in 1947.

    Museo Taurino is worth visiting if you want to get a bit of background to the sport before attending a real bullfight.
    June 26th 2013
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    Take Captivating Photos at Espana Plaza

    When in Madrid then you should pay a visit to this wonderful square, Espana Plaza. You can take great shots in this area and but you'll also find hundreds of other tourist doing the same. The Plaza also features the towering monument, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Espana Plaza is also a great place to watch the world go by or for a spot of people watching.

    Nearest Metro Station: Plaza de España
    June 26th 2013
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    Try Bocadillo de Calamares (Calamari Sandwich)

    This is one of the most popular any-time meals you can have in Madrid. The names says it all. Go to Plaza Mayor and try it in one of its beautiful terraces. Order it with a beer -Mahou 5 starts - and enjoy it!
    September 24th 2013

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