Spend Your Next Holiday In Madrid
Madrid is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, which is no surprise to anyone who has ever visited the city. There are so many great things to do and see in Madrid that it can be difficult to fit everything in, so I’ve put together this post of the essential things to do and see if you want to make the most of Madrid.
Stroll along the Gran Vía
When taking a Madrid airport to city cab, you might well drive past the city’s main tourist area, which stretches from the world-famous Metropolis building to the Plaza de España. Whether you want to shop, gamble, have a drink at the Museo Chicote- a legendary watering hole, which has hosted many a celebrity in its time, as the many photos on the wall attest, or simply watch the world go by, this is the place to be.
The Art Triangle
Madrid’s Art Triangle is one for the culture vultures. That part of the city is home to museums and art galleries showing off the history and culture of the city at its best. It is also home to the CaxiaForum, whose vertical garden is a real treat.
Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo is the biggest park in Madrid, boasting no less than 6.6 square miles of natural beauty. If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy the sun, Casa de Campo with its huge lake, green land, funfair, and the zoo is a great place to spend a few hours. You can even go boating or have kayaking lessons if you’re in the mood for some action.
The Natural Science Museum
If you want to know more about the natural world, don’t neglect a visit to The Natural Science Museum (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales) where you can see impressive exhibitions of minerals, animals botanicals and much more besides. You’ll have fun, and you’ll learn something too.
If you’re the type that loves a bargain and could happily while away your weekend sifting through boxes of treasure, you simply must visit El Rastro – the oldest and best flea market in Madrid. Vintage vinyl, clothes, jewelry and bric-a-brac – you can find it all there.
San Ginés is a wonderful chocolaterie, which was founded in 1894. ~If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be in heaven if you pay it a visit and bite into one of their world famous chocolate churros. Best of all, San Ginés is open 24/7, so you can get your chocolate fix at any time of the day or night!
Templo de Debod
Gifted the country of Spain in 1968, Templo de Debod is a 2200-year-old Egyptian Temple, which was dedicated to Anon. It currently rests on a hill high above Casa de Campo, so not only do you get to see a piece of Egyptian history when you visit the site, but you also get some of the best views across the city to boot!
Have you been to Madrid? What would you recommend doing in the city?