Snapshot of a long weekend visit to Madrid
Getting thereWe flew Ryan Air with tickets at a very reasonable £70-80 sterling per person return if booked well in advance. To bag the best prices its usually advisable to try and book about 3 months in advance.
Whilst in my opinion Madrid pales in comparison to the food available in the North of Spain (in places such as San Sebastian) the nightlife and atmosphere is as vibrant as any other Spanish city i have visited. One place i will give a mention to though is Golfo De Bizkaia @ Calle Plaza Del Angel, 9, 28012 Madrid. Be warned though food is good but the service is not great!!
Places to seeThe Grand Via the main shopping street with all the big name stores and leading down to the Prado, which i have to admit failed to impress beyond its sheer scale. However just to the side of it is the Botanic Gardens, which although small are perfectly formed and a must see in my book for anyone visiting Madrid. Also high on the list is the restored Atocha train station now home to a wonderful indoor tropical oasis complete with walkways seating areas shops and restaurants..
AccommodationWe found that Air B&B offered the best choice and price for holiday accommodation for our visit.
I will return! We even managed to catch a glimpse of Micheal Portillio wandering back to his hotel looking as colorful as ever!!
|The reputed center point of Spain|
|The Royal View|
|Flight of Fancy|
|The Mad Hatter|
|Busking With Passion|
|Tin Pan Alley|
Colours of Autumn The Botanic Gardens Madrid
Captures from the hothouse Botanic Gardens Madrid