Madrid: classic tours, restaurants and finds

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Madrid is completed with a visit to the Reina Sofia Museum and the Reina Sofia Tour of the Grand Via. It is unfair to spend just one day in the capital of SpainThere is great energy in the city, both in high and low gastronomy and at night in street markets and cultural collectives. The streets are alive with joy, and the restaurants are always packed. Madrid deserves more than one day. Madrid needs four or five days. This itinerary will take you through some of the coolest neighborhoods in Madrid, as you’ll see.

Paseo del Prado and Gran Via

O, Paseo del Prado is the main boulevard of Madrid. It has museums that are both classics and complete. Thyssen–Bornemisza has a bit of everything. It includes Lucian Freud’s, Hopper’s, Kandinsky and Rothko’s. The Plaza de las Cortes, next to the Thyssen, is the Westin Palace, where Ernest Hemingway spent many nights. As he was known in town, Don Ernesto liked to be close to the Prado museum on another side of the street. He also enjoyed the martinis he had in the hotel’s bar.

The Retiro park is the best green space in Madrid. It has well-kept avenues and a lake and is considered the “beach.” The Plaza de las Cibeles is located seven hundred meters from the Prado. It guards Madrid’s most famous fountain. You can view it from the Palace of CommunicationsThe highly-rated restaurant Palace of Cybeles is located on the sixth floor. It also houses the Terraza Cibeles, which offers a great view of the famous fountain. Tazo teas, also known as Spanish rooftops, are a popular drink in the region. Look for number 42, the Circle of Fine Arts, as you enter the Calle de Alcala, which soon turns into Gran Via. The top of the building, built in art deco style, is a treasure trove. It has many nooks and comfortable day beds, allowing you to take in the views.

Further along Gran Via, in front of the Callao metro station, is the gastronomic experience Gourmet Experience on the top floor at the traditional department store El Corte InglesThere were 11 restaurants on the ninth floor. They also had a variety of eateries and a terrace that offered beautiful views over the city. The pintxos Asador Imanolon and the traditional La Maquina dishes (if you prefer to double, order the Callos a la Moda de Oviedo, which arrive steaming hot).

Plaza Mayor, and La Latina

Why not take a food tour instead of a time around the city? I did this on my second day in Madrid with the eat; it was a great experience. The pastry shop La Mallorquina is a bakery in the most touristy area of Madrid, Puerta del Sol, with Calle MayorIt looks touristy at first, but it’s not. It’s been around since 1894. She makes delicious pastries like chocolate, creams, Neapolitan, and puff pastry. We then go to 43 Calle Mayor, where the licensed Turkey store in Catalonia offers a line of Albert Adria’s delicacies. Next, we stopped at Plaza de la Villa. We crossed this to get the Calle del Codo and search for the Monasterio de Corpus ChristiWe called building number 3’s intercom, which said “Nuns,” but was informed that they sometimes don’t answer. We finally got an answer and went inside. This place is also known as the Convent of the Carboneras. Houses cloistered nuns that sell cookies to passers-by. We began to turn corners in the building to find a small door that led to a lathe, where the nuns used to raise their children. Without us being able to see her face, a nun sang all the available flavors and turned the door where the boxes were. We chose Jerez Butter and deposited the money. The door opened again. It is the unusual that is more fascinating than the ordinary.

After that, we went to San Miguel Market. This is the most tourist area of the city. There, I enjoyed vermouth and olives. We then walked past the royal palace, searching for La Bola Calle Bola. Its specialty is Cocido Madaleno, which is a dish made with chickpeas and meats. We finally had our broth and headed out on the streets. We also had a tasting of olive oil and Jamon. I ended the meal with a golden key containing portions of potatoes, shrimp, mushrooms, olive oil, and jam tasting. We are grateful, or as they say, “es Uma pousada!”

Lavapies & Trace

A Saturday morning itinerary great for a Saturday morning includes visiting Reina Sophia Museum to meet Miro and Dali. You can also learn about the museum’s most famous piece, Guernica, by Pablo Picasso. After the visit, you can take the side streets of Calle Argumosa and engage in the lavapiesthe area of Brick Lane from Madrid. Bars, cafes, and alternative bookstores are the mainstay of this community, which has strong Indian, Pakistani, and African immigrant populations. a Libre is a place that captures the vibe of the area. It is a warm and cozy atmosphere, more like a coffee shop than a bookstore. Der a banana bizcocho from one of the low tables.

Follow the wise until you reach the Lavapies subway. T  street with the same name leads to where Indian restaurants line up and set up tables on the terraces. Ex, take the Calle Tribulete at number 14 to reach the university. Hs is a former church. e university’s library, built in the 18th century but later destroyed by the Spanish Civil War bombings, is now inside. Y  can see through the windows. The San Fernando Market is a great place to grab a bite to eat or to buy gifts from local artisans. Tob cco is another place that has made it into the art circuit. t I an old tobacco factory run by a group of artists. Hey, promote workshops, exhibitions, and shows. Fina ly, all roads lead to He Trail on Sundays. His s the largest flea marketplace in Spain. t run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Calle Ribera de Curtidores and other adjacencies. The m uth is more enormous at Plaza de Cascorro, where many artisans are concentrated. There are also some decades bars in the case of Los Caracoles, whose flagship item is snails.

Malasana, Chueca

Madrid was able to experience cultural revival in the post-Franco era between the 1970s and the 1980s. After ars of oppression, Madrilenos started to embrace punk music and began to take to the streets and bars of malasana. Movida drilena was a movement that saw Pedro Almodovar rise to prominence. t left b and a legacy of rock, psychedelia, and irreverence. These are still the liveliest and most open nights. o where can you find the shops for young designers, charming squares, and large sections of the LGBTQIA+ community?

The Calle Fuencarral can be used to start a regional tour. t begins at Grand Via and covers the entire area with great shops. The Danish s sore Flying Tiger is a great place to find original gifts. Hey, we have uni s throughout Europe, and you may be tempted to bring them with you as they can cost up to 10 euros. It’s now time to explore the streets that run along the FuencarralYou will arr e at Plaza Dos de Mayo by taking the Velarde just after the Tribunales subway. Prin and the terraces will be crowded with people and tables. o down three sets to see Calle Espiritu Santofrom Plaza Juan Pujol to San Pablo’s High Corridor, the street is home to some of the most charming neighborhood businesses, including Books for a Better World and Lolina Vintage Coffee. You will find e Calle Madera red door at the Julio House, which is responsible for the famous croquetas of Madrid. The Maravillas factory makes premium craft beer. t is located on alle Valverde. n old brothel in all Loreto, Chicote, is one of Malasana’s most visited places. Here, you will fi d Microtheater by Dinero. The bar is located upstairs. DownstairsYou will discover the old rooms downstairs where plays can be held for as long as 15 minutes. I’ve spaces that n be used simultaneously in each room, accommodating up to 15 people. The audience is se rated from the “stage” by the arm, So you can hug the actors at the end if you enjoy the play.

In Chueca in Calle Augusto Figueroa, Calle Fuencarral is on the opposite side. e sure to check out the San Anton market, which has been completely renovated. There are stalls set ing fruits and seafood.

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Motor Market and Matadero

If you can, try to combine your trip to Madrid with the second weekend of each month. This is when the En ine Marketplace is a fantastic event in Madrid. The locomotive museum is located near Atocha station on the Delicias subway. t is well worth the t p. These carriages are set up on rails and offer a journey back in time with cabins reminiscent of the rich history of train travel. In addition, designers, artists, and artisans set up stalls on the platforms during market days. Hey, they are all dress d in great taste. You will find ornamental objects, paintings, carpentry, and organic food. In addition, there are food stalls, live performances, and a large open area at the back. Between the wagons, bos a nova is played live to the accompaniment of guitar and sax. As the Spaniards say, es tan cool que duele!

They are Matadero Cultural Center. His vast area was once a slaughterhouse. Today, the sheds have b n converted into an exhibition, show, and cinema hall. Be sure to visit the Azc a, where the refrigerator of the old slaughterhouse operated with LED tubes on its ceiling and walls. Or for those who wish to expl re the riverside, there are bike rentals. One day, Madrid is the one…

A GOOD MENU IS a CHEAP MENU

Lauren Aloise, founder and CEO of Devour Food Tour, said, “At the Mercado de la Reina, tourists and executives go looking for the generous menu of today.”

MUSEUM HOUSES

” One of Spain’s most prestigious private collections is The Lazaro Galdiano Foundation. The beautiful mansion cont ins, paintinsculpturesture, tapestries, silver, textiles, and works by Goya and El Greco. The Sorolla Museum display works of famous Valencian artist.   The Museum of Decorative Arts displays around 30,000 items from the late 19th century. Aloma Garcia, Westin Palac  Public Relations

MADRID & BEYOND

“The Madrid Mountains can be seen from a balloon with the Balloon Company. Visit BodegaEl Regajal, ia s must,50 km from the capital. Borja Martin, Hotel Ritz  cierge

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