Madrid Journals

Hola from Madrid

A travel journal to Madrid by mannyb

Quote: A brief summary of what to do and where to stay while in Madrid.

Hola from Madrid

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Overview

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Madrid and the cities of Toledo and Segovia, all driving distance from Madrid, have so much history and flavor that you will need months only to cover the most important aspects of Spanish culture. I will try to tell you about what is most important and fun. Madrid is the capital which has major museums and shops. A great time will be spent in the Prado museum and walking down La Gran Via, a major shopping street. Toledo has El Valle De Los Caidos, a memorial to the fallen in the Spanish civil war. Segovia has both food and history; they still have a roman aqueduct, which still serves parts of the city.Quick Tips: Plan to stay at least a week. Five days in Madrid and one day for every other c...Read More

Cueva de Candido

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Restaurant | "La Cueva de Candido"

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This is what the Spanish call a Tasca. The specialty of the house and of Segovia by the way is Cochinillo, a small piglet roasted. It is EXCELLENT and the trick they will show you is that it is cut with a plate, you can hear how crunchy it is.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Cueva de Candido
Next to the Aqueduct in Segovia
Madrid, Spain

Casa Juancho

Restaurant

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One elegant restaurant in Madrid. It is a restaurant that Spanish people recommend, not a tourist trap. The food is mostly Spanish but you will find International cuisine also. Located very near the center of town. Try the Crema Catalana, a flan with roasted sugar on top.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Casa Juancho
Puerta del Sol
Madrid, Spain

Prado Museum/Museo del Prado

Attraction | "Museo del Prado"

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It houses one of the most impressive collections of International art in the world. The museum is a palace by itself which has works of art from notorious masters such as Picasso, Goya,Velazquez, El Greco. Has to be seen to believe.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Prado Museum/Museo del Prado
Calle Ruiz De Alarcón 23
Madrid, Spain 28014
+34 91 3302800

Corte Inglés

Attraction | "El Corte Ingles"

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This is the spanish Macy's. Many floors that house everything from toys to clothing and houseware. A good chance to see what Spanish people buy and their tastes. You will find something to buy, I guarantee it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Corte Inglés
Preciados, 1
Madrid, Spain 28013
+34 901 122122

Joy Eslava

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Attraction

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This used to be a theater, very big and with many floors. The light show and music is intoxicating. The creme of Madrid go here to dance the night away. Be aware that the drinks are VERY expensive. I paid 12.00 us for a coke. But if you want to dance until the sun comes up, this is the place to go.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Joy Eslava
Right off Avenida Princesa
Madrid, Spain

Valley Of The Fallen (El Valle De Los Caidos)

Attraction | "Valle de los Caidos"

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This is a memorial to the fallen in the Spanish Civil War. Very interesting place with a lot of feeling. Try to go in the afternoon because the dusk gives it a beauty that cannot be explained.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Valley Of The Fallen (El Valle De Los Caidos)
Carretere de Guadarrama / El Escorial
Madrid, Spain

La Scala at Melia Castilla Hotel

Attraction | "La Scala Madrid"

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This is a very tasteful show. It has ice skating, dancing, the works. Even though it does have topless dancers, it is done very tastefully. I saw many young children in the audience. Try to tip the attendant so you can get a table in the front.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

La Scala at Melia Castilla Hotel
Calle Capitan Haya 43
Madrid, Spain 28020
34-91-5675000