Travel Blogs from Madrid
... and after about a 3 hour trip we were in Madrid Atoche Renfe station.
Despite accommodation being slight walk away we had s few problems getting to it with instructions so backtracked to station and got a taxi. It was close but most of the area and Plaza Matute is pedesterian so took a bit of walking before we found Matutue 11 suites. Another ...
... where I took that great "first day in Madrid" selfie. I also walked through some gardens and snapped a couple shots of a little boy playing soccer con su papa near one of the many impressive little snack stands situated throughout the park. I am so happy to have had this beautiful place so close by this past week and decided that ending my week in Madrid with the same place that it started was one of the best ideas ever...Rasta Hoots agreed. I felt fulfilled, joyous and ...
... room has three balconies, high ceilings and double glazed windows. A palatial McDonald's is right across the street and a row of tapas bars below us. We wander around all the streets enjoying beers and tapas. A lovely corner room overlooking Gran Via has tea/coffee, iron, free wifi. Went for a walk and found ourselves on plaza del Sol in a few minutes then to the Huge Corte ...
- Museo del Prado
- Retiro Park
- Plaza Mayor
- Royal Palace of Madrid
Food & Booze
- Lunch @ Magasand (pretzels and sandos!)
- Drinks @ Del Diego (Retro G&T bar)
- Drinks @ Gin Club (name says itself)
- Dinner @ Mercado de la Reina (cheese egg fries)
1. Magasand! After days of eating delicious tapas and random seafood, sometimes ...
... that was well-known throughout Madrid: Chocolateria San Gines. It's so well-known that celebrities, Spanish and American alike, flock to this place to try out the traditional Spanish hot chocolate and warm, delicious churros that accompany. Suffice it to say, popular opinion wasn't too far off. On the way back to the hotel, we ran into yet a protest in support of the anti-government protesters in Venezuela. They were completely peaceful, holding ...