Madrid Pocket Guide

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Located right in the centre of Spain, Madrid is a city that will suit those who like to rise early and see as much as they can in a day as well as those more accustomed to the night owl lifestyle. Art lovers won't know where to go with three of Europe's best art galleries located within five minutes walk of each other, while the Spanish capital also has one of the world's most ornate palaces. After dark, once businesses close and the working Madrileños begin their trek home, another breed of Madrileños begin their trek into the city to keep Madrid's numerous tapas restaurants, bars and clubs full until the early hours of the morning.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Madrid.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Madrid... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Madrid.

Madrid City Reviews

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    Unexpected Madrid

    I went to Madrid with no expectations whatsoever. It was one of the most incredible places I've ever been. Food's amazing, "madrileños" are extreamly friendly and the architecture is beautiful, I'll definitely be back someday.

    Insider Tip:avoid the main nightclubs and lunch is the best time to enjoy Spanish food (menú del dia)

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    Taste of Spain

    madrid is super place to get know spanish culture. with the free tour you get know madrid well and also there are offer of their trip to get know the culture better. if you prefer to just be on your own then madrid is perfect where you can find many parks to chill and many museums from art to chocolate.

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    Capital, but not all that Spain has to offer.

    If you only see Madrid, I can say you haven't experienced the beauty of Spain. You MUST take at least the day trips to Toledo, Segovia, or any of the neighbouring areas. As a Muslim, it was a bit difficult to find food as pork is a staple source of protein in these parts (compared to the South where it was miraculously easy). But after asking around to the abundant friendly people, you can definitely find pretty much anything you want or need.

    Insider Tip:Check out what the Opera House is performing online, and if you are interested, show up about 3-4 hours before the show starts. If they haven't sold out, you might get to watch for up to 90% off! You don't need the T-10 metro tickets to get around Madrid. Unless you intend to go further away from the centre, and often. All else is walking distance.

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    Madrid is great.

    Madrid is a fun, safe and great place for travelers or expats. No shortage of sights, food, drinks, people, etc.

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    Classic Madrid

    Madrid is a wonderful, classic city with an appreciation for art and partying. Great for tapas hopping, everyone of every age stays out late, great for dancing. Madrid is very walkable too, I only needed to take the metro from the airport. If you are an art-lover do not miss the museums. Lots of history to learn and beautiful architecture and parks. Very affordable and less touristy than other European cities. Delicious Jamón, and great sampling Markets like Mercado San Anton or San Miguel.

    Insider Tip:Find free tapas spots when you order a beer! Definitely do some day trips to Toledo or Segovia.

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