Madrid, Spain guide -Travel Places and things to do
Madrid is a beautiful city which serves as the central capital of Spain. Madrid is a cosmopolitan city with lots of love for architectural designs and art. Madrid doubles as the Capital city of Spain and a ‘state’ under the federal states of Spain. It is the third largest city in the EU after Berlin and London. The current best player in the world, Christiano Ronaldo, plies his trade in the Spanish capital for Spanish club giant Real Madrid.
Madrid is located in Southern Europe. The mainland is vastly bordered by the Mediterranean sea, to the west by Portugal and to the north by Andorra
Best time to go
Going to Madrid at any time of the year is not a bad idea. Literarily, if you don’t mind the heat oozing from the environment, then the summer is a good peak. But the best time anyone would recommend to visit Madrid is the Spring or fall. The time between January and February is perfect for you just in case you love it cold.
It is argued that the word Madrid was invented from the Arabic word Magerit.
- Spanish is the official language of the city. English, Portuguese, are other languages that people speak in this region.
- Chamartin and Atocha; both located in the north and east, respectively, are the two primary railway stations in Madrid.
- You may get engrossed in the fascinating artistic and musical displays all around the city, because of its catching taste for arts and music.
- One of the biggest football stadia in the world, Bernabeu, is located on the northern side of the city.
What to do
- Do you have a taste for arts? If yes, then visiting the Museo del Prado, the Sorolla Museum, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemiza collection, or the Lazaro Galdiano Museum is the perfect decision you’d like to make.
- If you are a football lover or enthusiast, visiting the 85,000 capacity Bernabeu stadium will undoubtedly be the best decision.
- The northern part of Madrid is home to beautiful looming towers. You may like to take a look at that.
- One of the best places to catch fun either in the day or night is the Malasana.
Where to eat
- Just in case you are interested in eating Spanish meals, visiting the classic Casa Lucio located in Latina and Lavapies is a great idea.
- The famous Mercado de San Miguel is also a beautiful place to get a tasty and delicious meal to eat.
- Yakitori is another destination for a somewhat unique experience. It offers a blend of Spanish and Japanese flavors.
Where to shop
- Alma Aguilar is a destination for natural silks crepe and wools. Aguilar is typified by arrays of feminine coats as well as sundresses.
- Getting a book to read in Madrid is such an effortless task, with the Casa del Libro, offering lots of books and stationeries in Spanish and English.
If you have time:
- You can visit the El Retiro, a park in the cosmopolitan city. The Parque del Buen Retiro, as popularly called is usually filled with people enjoying the exciting features around the park.
- Visit the Palacio Real; the official palace of the King of Spain is a beautiful sight to behold.