Madrid, what a wonderful city! You need plenty of time to enjoy it at the spanish rhythms, but what if you only have a few days time? Here is the solution for you to be sure you’re not missing the best things.
First of all, to start a day in the right mood, you do need a good breakfast…where? At La Mallorquina of course! Here you can have some café con leche and a tasty napolitana de chocolate – that’s my favourite – and immediately after you can enjoy Puerta del Sol and the sorroundings and reach the Gran Via.
After a paseo en la Gran Via you can reach the Prado, where I suggest you to check at what time you can enter for free. Here you can see the paintings of Velazquez and Goya. I especially loved the Mayas.
Right behind the Prado there is one of the best things Madrid can offer to its inhabitants and visitors. I’m talking about the Parque del Buen Retiro, of course! It’s huge and, avoiding the lake full of tourist, you can enter an atmosphere of peace and silence. Take a break in the Palacio de Cristal! There are books and armchairs 🙂
After relaxing, I recommend you to go to the Reina Sofia Museum, and see the Guernica. Believe me, you have to see it. And probably Picasso will make you stay there, speechless, for a while.
Than, you will need to eat and you must go to the Mercado de San Miguel, where you can find loads of gourmet food. You should try almendras fritas con pimienta y limòn if you wanna have a taste of paradise 🙂
After all this food, what’s better than a paseo? Let’s do it in front of the Palacio Real.
Now, the best way to end a day in Madrid is some sangria in Plaza Mayor..Have fun!