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All About Madrid


Why visit Madrid?
The city of Madrid is located in the center of Spain,a short distance away from many historical towns. This city is known for its ancient architecture, its food and its nightlife.

Why go to Madrid?
There are many reasons why to travel to Madrid. The city is an ideal destination for a city break, with many historical landmarks, restaurants worth a visit and a wide range of hotels and hostels to choose from.

How to get to Madrid? 
Madrid has a large international airport, the Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport. This airport has four terminals covering low-cost flights to cities around Europe and many national and international flights. The city is connected to Barcelona, Malaga, Sevilla and Valencia by the high-speed AVE trains. There is a bus network around the Iberian peninsula and several trains linking the city to smaller towns.

Where to stay?
Madrid is a city that has a large variety of accommodation options. Choose between apartments located in the ethnic Lavapiés district and attics in the trendy and hip Malasaña neighbourhood. If you want to stay in a hostel, check out the hostels near the city center, in the Sol and Huertas areas, close to where most of the city's bars and nightclubs are. Head towards the five-star designer hotels around the Paseo del Prado area if you are looking for a more chic option.

Where to eat?
Madrid is a city for foodies. If you choose to visit this city, you have to spend an afternoon tasting tapas in the La Latin district, located a short walk south of the historical city center. In this area you will find bars serving authentic cider from the northern region of Asturias and restaurants where you can taste a selection of pintxos, skewered appetizers from the north of the country. Some of the most typical tapas, those that can be found in almost any bar in the city, are tortilla de patatas potato omelet, patatas bravas potatoes served with spicy sauce and a selection of olives served with pickles and sweet onions.

What to visit?
There are many landmarks one must visit during their trip to Madrid. Visit the three main art museums, the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen Bornemisza museums. Then enjoy a lunch near the Huertas district before walking towards the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Take a guided tour around forty of the palace's rooms, including the throne hall. The palace has more than two thousand rooms decorated with art by Goya and Velazquez.

Take a walking tour around the historical city center, including the famous Puerta de Sol and Plaza Mayor squares. Walk towards the Plaza de España square, where a fountain and statue dedicated to Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is located. From here head towards the Templo de Debod, an Ancient Egyptian temple that was brought to the city from the Egyptian region of Nubia. Explore the temple, which has a museum and hieroglyphs. Then walk towards the observation deck located nearby in order to enjoy the sunset and the views towards the city center.

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  1. Yay!!!! I am going to Madrid next week! Cheers! Feeling exciting.

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