|Ready to take off, wearing Uniqlo sweater, Mango leather Jacket, Zara pants and vintage bag.|
Photo taken with a mobile phone.
After arriving in Madrid I took the Metro (Line 8) to the city, the ticket is around 5€ (airport fee). In case of travelling at night, there is also the possibility of taking a taxi, the airport is only 20 minutes from the city.
When I travel to a city that I have never been before, I don't make a schedule. I pick out some things that I want to see or do and the rest of time I love to walk around and get lost in the city and see a different side, that is necessarily not in the guides. In case one is not as fond of walking as I am, all the main sights and places have Metro Stations, each ticket is around 1,50-2€.
- Palacio Real de Madrid
- Retiro Park
- Prado Museum
These three sights were the ones I really wanted to see and I loved them. The historic architecure and art is just overwhelming. For the Prado Museum (14€) and to see the rooms of the Palacio Real de Madrid (11€), you have to get a ticket. I promise you it is money well spend, but if you are flexible with your time and travel on a budget, the Palacio and the Prado have free admission times for citizens of the European Union. I would recommend going early and to be patient, since it gets crowded during those times.
|The Palacio Real de Madrid|
|The Palace has also a beautiful garden worth exploring.|
Wearing H&M Top and Shorts.
|The court of the Palace is not only beautiful, but also very bright. So don't forget to bring your sunglasses.|
|The roof in the entrance hall of the Palacio de Madrid.|
Several rooms are open to the public.
|The amazing Retiro Park|
|Feeling like Alice in Wonderland.|
|The Estanque Grande del Retiro and the Monumento Alfonso XII|
|And in the middle of park was a palace made of glass.|
|Palacio de Cristal in the Retiro Park|
|Inside of the crystal palace.|
|The Museo del Prado is exhibiting one of the finest and momentous art collections in the world. The museum has several pieces of Velázquez, Botticelli and Rembrandt.|
|Plaza Mayor de Madrid|
|Close to the Plaza Mayor is one of the oldest operating restaurants: Sobrino de Botin.|
It is on the Forbes Top Ten List of Classic Restaurants.
|Inside the Sobrino de Botin. Ernest Hemingway used to have dinner here.|
|Bottles of wine aging in an underground cellar|
|La Mallorquina is one of the oldest bakeries and was recommended by a local.|
|The Mercado San Antón offers affordable regional Tapas and has also a cute little hidden restaurant. |
The top floor has a restaurant and a bar famous for it's Gin Tonic.
|Regional Cheese and Olive Bread.|
|Enjoying dinner in Madrid.|
|Plaza de Espana|
The Explorer Outfit: Uniqlo star blouse, Zara pants and shoes, Celine bag
|Perfect companion for the city, my black bag from Celine|
|View of the city from the roof top bar El Corte Ingles.|
|Exploring Madrid by foot, beautiful flower windows.|
|The last day: After seen the temple of Debod, an ancient egyptian temple, I enjoyed the view of Madrid.|
Wearing: Mango top, Zara skirt
Madrid is a perfect getaway for a weekend and you can do it on a moderate budget. I think May and June are good months for sightseeing and walking around during the day, since it is not too hot yet. After walking around all day, I was too tired and did not explore much of the nightlife, but it is always a good idea to leave something to do for the next visit.