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What You Should Know More About Madrid

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Keep the touts at bay.

    ·         Do not entertain the beggars.

    ·         Make sure you do not travel alone in the night hours.

    ·         Ensure that you have had sufficient research before going to any new place.

    ·         Nudity is strictly prohibited.

    ·         If you are visiting a temple or a religious place, make sure you dress accordingly.

    ·         Do not flaunt your cash or valuables in the public place.

    ·         Always ensure that you book a room in an area that is known to you.

    ·         Avoid booking a hotel in any shady region.

    ·         Beware of thefts. Make sure you have kept all your cash and valuables safely.

    ·         Enquire about the room safe before booking a hotel.

    ·         Do not leave any of your valuables in the hotel room.

    ·         Do not get involved in any fight with anyone.

    ·         Make sure you double check the seal of the water bottle before buying.

    ·         Check the quality of the street food before ordering for it.

    ·         Do not let anyone deceive you.

    ·         Girls make sure you do not get over friendly with the locals here.

    ·         Learn some words from the local language prevalent in the region.

    ·         Do not book any cab or taxi without negotiating the fare for the same. 

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Madrid is 16 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Prado National Museum

    As featured in many of the travel magazines and journals of Spain, the Prado National Museum is regarded as the most important national art museum here. Some of the finest European art collections find their way to this museum which dates back to the early 12th century. You will find more than 7000 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings in this place to see. Work by Velazquez, titled ‘Las Meninas’ is the most popular sightseeing wonder here.

    Retiro Park

    Neatly trimmed lawns and paved walkways are a highlight of this wonderful tourist place. Being one of the largest parks in Madrid, it became public only after the fall of the nineteenth century. Spread across a spacious 1.4 square kilometre, the park lies in close concurrence to the Prado museum. On a tour of the park, you will find plenty of sculptures and a peaceful lake, and a view of some of the most splendid galleries.

    Royal palace of Madrid

    Among the many places to see in Madrid is the premier attraction, the Royal palace of Madrid. You will be thrilled to explore the ambits of this palace, which is by far the largest in the entire European region. Even the interiors of the palace are worthy of notice as they boast of an extravagant form of art. Some of the finest collections from Velazquez, Francisco de Goya and the likes, have been put up on display here. Different levels within the palace will introduce you to the Grand staircase, the royal library, the royal pharmacy, the royal armoury, the royal chapel, private residences and much more.

    Museo Sorolla

    Sightseeing opportunities in Madrid will bring you to the renowned Museo Sorolla. Although lesser known and not as grand as its ancient counterparts, the museum hosts an excellent art collection of the artists form the post-impressionist period. Almost hidden between the rocks and cement of neighbouring buildings, this well maintained and furbished museum will take you back to the 20th century, with its extensive art displays. You can even shop at the dingy gift shop within the precincts.

    Palacio de Cibeles 

    Spend your holidays in Madrid, between a fun filled and extravagant adventure of this marble construction which is highly regarded and renowned in the city. There are four prominent buildings that together make up the complex, including the Bank of Spain, the Palacio de Buenavista, the Palacio de Linares and the Cybele Palace. The fountain in front of the buildings has gained an iconic image in the city. The fountains, commonly going by the name, ‘Paseo de Recoletos’, are named after a popular Phyygian goddess.

    Plaza Mayor

    Among the many tourist places in Madrid is this, a historic and ancient construction that offers scenic sights and photography opportunities. People find it fun simply to walk around the complex, taking in the views. 

  • What you will like there?

    Gazing the city’s best views

    Madrid is popular for its attractive views and architectural wonders, which you must take in during your tour to the city. It is said that the Madrid skyline is a wholesome view that you just can’t enough of at once. If you wish to enjoy the view, there is a rooftop at Circulo de Bella Artes, where you can see the city and its wonderful spaces in abundance.

    Visit to the El Rastro

    Hosted on every Sunday, this is like an event that witnesses a huge crowd. More than a dozen stalls are set up here, where vendors offer second hand clothes, vinyl records, jewellery and much more. The morning hours are best time to visit this hustling avenue. Some cafes and bistros also lined up the area where you can enjoy a meal.

    Spend an evening immersed in music

    Madrid is popular for its culture of live shows and music performances. There are many theatres in the city that offer an extravagant opportunity for you to take a dip in soulful music performances and live shows. What can be a better way to spend an evening in this city than to explore its long known arts!

    Take a candid click with the El Oso y el Madrono

    Madrid is famous for this meeting spot that brings together lost tourists and friends. The installation depicts a bear and a strawberry tree that goes as high as 4 metres. Since this is such a popular spot in the city, you will find plenty of tourists here, already taking the customary pictures.

    Enjoy a typical nightlife scene

    Nightlife in Madrid comes alive, especially at the Kapital, where party people and thumping music pump the mood in your system. Seven floors of sheer dancing, music and adventure awaits you at this place. There is no other way to enjoy the nightlife scene in the city more than this place.

    Try the popular local cuisines in the city

    Madrid is popular for its cocido and calamari sandwiches, a local cuisine that is relished by all tourists who come here. There are many shops and cafes in Madrid that serve this stew so well that you will find it hard to get over the flavours. The El Brillante café in Madrid is the most popular and happening place where you can relish the best calamari sandwiches. You’ll love the food here.

    Enjoy live concerts

    Madrid is popular as a partying spot and this is why you will find a number of venues that host the best concerts in town. There are endless options for venues in the city, where you can take your friends and family to enjoy some really happening live music. Some of the famous spots where you should definitely pay a visit are Palacio de los Deportes, La Riveria, and Palacio Vistalegre. These are the places that host some of the best live concerts and festivals such as the Dcode. Attending one of the many concerts held in Madrid indeed happens to be one of the most important things to do here.

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