Madrid Journals

Madrid, Espana

A March 2005 trip to Madrid by Yasue325

Quote: I recently spent a few days in Madrid on a school exchange program.

Madrid, Espana


Bus tour of Madrid, visiting the Prado Museum, seeing a Flamenco show, and shopping!

Quick Tips:

Keep in mind that most tourist attractions are closed on Mondays.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking is fine if you plan on staying within a small amount of area; however, if you want to see many things, taxis or buses might be in order. Personally, I took a bus tour to see the tourist sights and then walked when shopping and dining.

Museo Del Jamón (Museum of Ham)

Restaurant | "MUSEO del Jamon"

The Museo de Jamon provides good food and a clean setting for a reasonable price. The food is typical of what is served in this part of Spain. The paella is excellent, as is the ham (note the name). Also, this restaurant is located within a great shopping area and is near a beautiful square worth visiting.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 24, 2005

Museo Del Jamón (Museum of Ham)
Gran Vía, 72
Madrid, Spain
915 412 023

Prado Museum/Museo del Prado

Attraction | "Museo del Prado"

Basically if you enjoy art, you will love the Prado; if you don't, you will be bored out of your mind. Personally, I really enjoyed this museum, which features works from artists such as Goya and El Greco (my personal favorite). Give yourself plenty of time to see all the pieces, and get there early to beat the crowds. If you want more detailed information about the artwork, a tour is a good option.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 24, 2005

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