Madrid Journals

Flamenco-What a Dance!

A January 2000 trip to Madrid by joantri

Quote: Before I visited Madrid, I thought of it as similar to Paris, a big city with the museums and architecture. What I found was the Spanish culture so rich and full of life that I did not want to leave!

Flamenco-What a Dance!

Overview

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Madrid is so easy to get around even if you do not speak Spanish; everyone is helpful and kind. Start on a Sunday in El Retiro and walk the gardens. Then, enjoy the Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza,and Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. All have so much to offer that you will have trouble seeing it all. Enjoy dining late in the evening trying local specialities. If you have never seen flamenco, try the Corral de la Moreria for an entertaining evening. Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid, and walk the Plaza Mayor. Quick Tips: Take the Metro everywhere and walk everywhere else. Madrid is easy to get around and easy to find your way.Best Way To Get Around: Take a taxi only if you ha...Read More
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The rooms were nothing special, but the location was convenient to the metro and many places to walk to for eating and shopping. The Big Blue restaurant is nothing special, so you should go out to enjoy the real Madrid. There are nicer hotels with more ambiance, but the hotel is nothing to complain about...

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Holiday Inn Madrid
PLAZA CARLOS TRIAS BERTRAN 4
Madrid, Spain 28020
34914568000

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While enjoying homemade sangria and courses and courses of local specialities, one cannot help but get caught up in the Flamenco dancing. Of course, you only watch the dancers, but all performances are excellent and you cannot believe how they dance and dance and dance. The food is very tasty and a lot or almost too much. If you don't try this Flamenco house, try another because you will not want to miss this experience while in Madrid. You will be dancing all night.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Corral de la Moreria
Calle Moreria, 17
Madrid, Spain
+34 (91) 365 8446

El Retiro/Buen Retiro Park

Attraction | "El Retiro Park"

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On a sunny day (even cold) in Madrid on a Sunday, you will love El Retiro whether you are sipping a coffee, watching the boats on the water, or walking the gardens and paths. There is so much to see and even more to enjoy to get the flavor of weekends in Madrid.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

El Retiro/Buen Retiro Park
Near the Puerta de Alcalá
Madrid, Spain