Madrid Journals

Madrid Spain (twice in 6 weeks)

A February 2011 trip to Madrid by Kathy

Mercado de San Miguel Photo, Madrid, Spain More Photos
Quote: I Went to Madrid in Feb 2001 and enjoyed it so much. I went back 6 weeks later.

Basílica de San Francisco El Grande

Attraction | "Not much from the Outside"

Basílica de San Francisco El Grande Photo, Madrid, Spain
Quote:
But amazing on the inside. Cost 3 Euros. The Cathedral in Toledo Spain is 7 Euros and really hard to decide which is better. They allow pictures inside this one but none in the other to show you..

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2011

Basílica de San Francisco El Grande
Plaza de San Francisco, s/n
Madrid, Spain 28005
+34 91 3653800

Hostal Santillan

Hotel | "Tranquility in a busy City"

Hostal Santillan Photo, Madrid, Spain
Quote:
This Hostal is really more of a hotel or even a B and B but they don't offer breakfast. rates are as low as 66.00 Euros for a double and the rooms are nice and clean and nice bathrooms with a small amenities added such as shampoo and body gel but small packs so you may want to bring your own. The Location is excellent about 100 metres from a metro and there are lots of restaurants in the area. The only small drawback is that its rather noisy . The owner was great in giving us a map and directions.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2011

Hostal Santillan
Calle Gran Via, 64
Madrid, Spain 28013

Hilton Madrid Airport Photo, Madrid, Spain
Quote:
Great hotel and since we got the airline crew rate for 120.00 Euros inc Breakfast and afternoon cocktails it was good deal for 3 girls traveling together. But it was a 500 meter walk to metro then we were 17 stops for downtown. When I came back to Madrid 6 weeks later I stayed in town.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2011

Hilton Madrid Airport
Avenida de la Hispanidad 2-4
Madrid, Spain 28042
+34(911)534000

Mercado de San Miguel

Attraction | "Eating in Madrid"

Mercado de San Miguel Photo, Madrid, Spain
Quote:
Behind the Plaza Mayor is the Mercado de San Miquel.
I ended up here both times for 2 different nights. Its a great place to eat for a few Euros. They have wine and beer bars and places to get tapas and desserts also.
Something for everyone. Its a great place to people watch. But also note I got wine for about 3 Euros and they aren't stingy with the pours. Lots of fresh bread.

There are 2-3 bars right outside but I never made it to any of them. They have nice outside tables.

This is just a great place to come and hang out.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2011

Mercado de San Miguel
Plaza De San Miguel
Madrid, Spain 28005
34 91 366 69 66