C'mon, it is near impossible to be bored in the city of Madrid. When visiting the Spanish capital, one of the first vibes you will feel in the air is the dominant feeling of liveliness. The city’s infectious appetite for dance, the arts, music and social affinity will leave you energized, invigorated and ready to explore!
So where do you stay, where do you go and how to do you take advantage of all the city has to offer? Let’s dig in!
Where to Stay
The Hat is a minimalist, but trendy hostel located near Plaza Mayor, the central plaza in the heart of Madrid. The Hat is a budget-conscious choice without skimping on the luxury element of travel. The rooms are bright and spacious while the bar atop the hostel holds a beautiful view of downtown overlooking red tiled roofs.
Hotel Intur Palacio San Martín
Once a U.S. Embassy building, the Hotel Intur is located in a charming part of Madrid, right by El Corte Inglés, the largest department store chain in Spain. The staff is kind and helpful and the rooms are spacious. There are few other hotels that carry the charm of this older, yet chic establishment.
Sights to See
Royal Palace of Madrid
Possibly the most beautiful attraction of Madrid, the Royal Palace is a must-see when visiting the old Spanish capital. One can wander the magnificent and scenic gardens for hours on end without finding this attraction uninteresting. Do yourself a favor and visit this structure, as it is a reminder of Spain’s historical wealth and design.
The former residence of billionaire politician Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, this museum houses the artifacts he and his family collected over decades. The Museum has stood the test of time and to this day is left untouched as it was left in 1922, which offers a glimpse of Spanish design from almost a century ago.
Puerta del Sol
Known as the center of the city, the Puerta del Sol received its name from how the rising sun illuminated the eastern entrance-point of the plaza. Puerta del Sol is also where the government of Madrid is housed and is also a hot tourist destination within the city.
Where to Eat
Mercado de San Antón
Inspired by the success of Mercado de San Miguel, the first floor of Mercado de San Antón houses a traditional market with various gourmet cuisine boutiques, while the second floor has to-go options and culinary demonstrations. The second floor also has a restaurant on Mercado’s patio with an always-lively crowd and staff.
Café Oliver has quickly become one of the most popular brunch spots in Madrid. The Café offers a mix of Spanish, French, Moroccan and Italian foods without the outcome of poorly created fusion dishes. The café’s large window not only allows for a warm and airy feel as the sun shines through the café windows, but is also an ideal spot for people watching in Spain’s capital city.
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