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Madrid Travel Guide 2018

welcome to walking distance Madrid we

hope you're ready for the most exciting

vacation you can possibly do

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Madrid will take you in for an

unstoppable urban experience that may

perhaps begin only in the late morning

hours but will absolutely carry on deep

into the night

do you want to know where you can catch

up this exciting view stay with us to

the end of the guy then find out

so come and join us for a wild vacation

full of food

shopping culture style beat and people

lots and lots of people

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our tour of Madrid will be divided up

into three days and we'll arrange the

whole thing around the city's main

street looking on via on the first day

we'll visit the lively street famous

square Zenda palace will dedicate the

second day to iconic buildings the

museum triangle and parks and then on

the last day will visit exclusive

neighborhoods and the coolest part of

town so come on let's dive right into

Madrid and start where else on the Main

Street good idea

this is the bustling central street of

the city there are no tourists who

haven't walked along it and no local who

hasn't spent time here if you are in the

mood for shopping this is definitely the

street for you you'll find stores from

all the leading brands around the world

in giant complex is located all along

the road along with hotels restaurants

cafes and cultural venues it's all on

the good on via this cool street starts

at the corner of Calle Bella Coola which

we'll come back to later and then

continues to plaza espana and right at

the central area of the street found the

bustling pathetic ayash

in the evening street lights at plaza de

cacao are lit in the square and giant

screens around it are lit up on every

side reminding us of similar squares in

big cities all over the world like

Piccadilly in London or Times Square in

New York we're on our way to the two

central and most important squares in

Madrid la puerta de thoux and plaza

mayor less than five minutes walk

separate plaza de cacao from La Puerta

del Sol

Lapuerta the sole means gate of the Sun

this square is one of the most crowded

in century and it's actually located at

one of the gates of the city from the

15th century the old post office the

statues of King Carlos the third and the

bear eating from a strawberry tree which

is the symbol of the city of Madrid are

all found here in this bustling square

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about another five minutes walk away

according to Google Maps and were at

Plaza Mayor

building of this square began in the

year 1617 this rectangular square and

the buildings around it serve as an

important centre of the city

which in fact has nine gates

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in the center of the square stands a

statue of philip the third which has

stood here since 1616 but that's not the

only thing you'll find you more guests

are hanging around in the square and for

a small tip you'll get to enjoy a show

with a few familiar characters

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and others that are less familiar

we feel like this is the perfect time

for lunch

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just two minutes walk from plaza mayor

brings us to one of the most interesting

markets in the city welcome to San

Miguel market believe it or not this

covered market has been here since 1916

but recently it's been updated and today

it's a center to which Madrid locals and

tourists alike come every single

afternoon to eat special tapas and drink

with friends the unique atmosphere and

fashionable area is so full of typical

Madrid style the fragrances and flavors

will surround you from every side and

you won't find any kind of food or drink

here that you won't want to sample take

the time to stroll around among the

different stalls try to grab a table and

most important leave room for dessert

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brains now that you've rested up a bit

and the a seven minute walk from the

market will take you straight to one of

the most important sites in the city the

Royal Palace of Madrid

this impressive building has gone

through many incarnations since the

ninth century to get to its present form

and it's considered one of the largest

palaces in Europe the palace is the

official residence of the Spanish royal

family but serves mainly for ceremonies

and hosting festive celebrations the

amazing floor area is 350,000 square

meters and that includes about 3,500

rooms without a doubt this site is a

must-see visiting the inside or even

just from the outside we recommend

getting to the palace early because the

line gets very long especially in the

summer not very far away we can head on

the tour of the Sabatini gardens

spreading out right next to the palace

these unique and tranquil gardens have

grown peacefully here since the 18th

century and are named after Francesco

Sabatini an Italian architect who was

responsible for part of the palaces

design a romantic hedge maze is an

excellent place for an afternoon stroll

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facing the royal palace stands proudly

the al-madinah contended up

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the plan for building this Cathedral

started in the 16th century but only in

1993 yes that's right 1993 was work

finished and it opened to the community

but it was well worth the wait

the cathedral is an artistic creation in

its own characterized by modern design

in which there are also works of local

artists on display in the cathedral

itself there's also a museum and on the

upper floor you can view Madrid and the

palace plaza an excellent place to wrap

up our first day but don't head to sleep

just yet

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because after all there's Madrid by day

and Madrid by night if you feel like

discovering the nightlife of Madrid and

also getting to know people from all

over the world we recommend that you

join a pub tour from Mad write travel

every evening year-round other than

Christmas and New Year's there's a

guided tour to the coolest and most fun

bars and clubs Madrid has to offer

these tours include free drinks and

admission to the pubs and clubs all with

and experienced God so it's time to put

the map away and put yourself in the

hands of a true model

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it's fantastic that we don't have to

drive anywhere because on this tour

there's going to be a lot to drink and

not only that some tours also include

traditional tapas and a fascinating

flamenco show at the La Table scroll the

tour is also the best time for dipping

churros in chocolate

- ready yet chocolate Edea has been

making life sweeter for tourists and

many locals since 1902 imagine how much

chocolate has passed through the sweet

little cups here

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let's start our second day in Madrid

back on Gran Via at the corner of Chaya

that collage this famous building by

it's better known name the metropolis is

one of the outstanding symbols of the

Spanish capital it was built in 1911 for

an insurance company but today it's

privately owned without a doubt this is

the most photographed corner of the city

starring in many people's Instagram

feeds both by day and by night only four

hundred meters away and five minutes

walk separate us from our next

destination plaza de cibeles if you're a

fan of the soccer team at of a on mother

date then you probably already recognize

this famous square from various victory

celebrations

as with the rest of Madrid this square

puts on a totally different face at

night

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let's keep going with our tour plaza de

cibeles is also the entrance to the

Golden Triangle of local museums which

are all located along Paseo Del Bravo

Boulevard Madrid is rightfully known as

one of the great art capitals of the

world one example can be found in the

first museum we'll visit together the

teason this museum opened in 1993 and

you can find artistic works in its

various spaces that used to belong to

Baron teason and his family

the spacious areas of this museum will

take you on a journey through time in

the world of art among the many artists

whose works are on display you'll find

outstanding names like Vincent van Gogh

Edward Hopper Rembrandt

Roy Lichtenstein and also a Roberto

Mantha without a doubt that Tison museum

represents some of the greatest art work

in the world and passing through the

museum is sure to inspire you at the end

of the boulevard you'll find another

important museum voter Dana Sophie

this Art Center is named after Queen

Sofia mother of Spain's current King

Felipe the sixth and was established in

1992 the interior space of the museum is

dramatic and inspiring in its own right

every hallway is decorated with arches

and large windows facing onto a green

interior garden space among the major

works on display at the Reina Sofia you

can find art by Picasso Madero Rosso

Emanuele rudnitsky better known as Man

Ray and Salvador Dali

the last museum you can visit here is

located on the final corner of the

triangle and that's the Prado Museum the

Prado Museum is also one of the

grandiose and magnificent buildings in

Madrid

in the museum space there's so much art

that due to lack of space only about a

seventh of the museum's collection is on

display to the public at any given time

let's close out this day with a visit to

win a theatre park this is the largest

and most central park in the city on

weekends this park draws locals and

tourists alike who come to enjoy sailing

on the lake shows an urban nature walks

one of the most popular areas of the

park is the Crystal Palace this fragile

transparent structure was built in 1887

and served mainly as a greenhouse for

exotic plants but today it hosts our

chips the park itself is a great place

to rest then to wrap up another day

spent enjoying Madrid

our final day here will be dedicated to

two different and outstanding

neighborhoods Salamanca and Bala Sonia

the luxurious residential buildings and

their stalwart tenants turn Salamanca to

the most exclusive part of the city

luxury brands and the leading designer

boutiques from all over the world

decorate the streets of this

neighborhood so if you consider yourself

true fashionistas even just gazing the

store windows is a must

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a few metro stops away from here we'll

get you to mala Sonia

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this is one of the trendiest most

fashionable areas of Madrid the

atmosphere is so different from the

touristy parts of the city that it will

offer you a unique glimpse into where

the Madrid locals actually hang out

cafes and street vendors of secondhand

goods bars and specialty stores it's all

here

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check out this fabulous restaurant where

you can eat and drink and do it all

while sitting on the sand right by the

beach far away from the sea here in Mela

Sonya of course we can't finish our tour

of Madrid without a repeat visit to the

greatest lookout point in the center of

the city during the Golden Hour which is

also the perfect time of day for a glass

of sangria we recommend you return to

Plaza de queijo and go up to the top

floor of the el corte thing list

department store there on the upper

floor you'll find a fascinating

delightful dining area which offers an

impressive view over the city from one

side to the square on the other hurry to

grab a seat near the large picture

windows the perfect way to end your tour

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