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Best Madrid Museums for Children

Best Madrid Museums for Children November 11, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Madrid is known for its plethora of awesome museums. But while you may be drooling over the chance to see Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica at the Reina Sofia, the kids may not be. When you have the kids in tow, consider some of Madrid’s more kid-friendly museums: Train Museum: An 1880 station filled...

One Day in Madrid

One Day in Madrid September 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Maybe you’re in town for a business conference. Maybe you have a long layover. For whatever reason, you only have one day to enjoy the Spanish capital, but there are so many things in Madrid to see. What do you do to make the most of that day? Use our one-day Madrid plan! Start at the entrance to...

Famous Buildings in Madrid

Famous Buildings in Madrid September 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
You should always be looking up in Madrid to capture the rich architectural details on display. From historical churches and beautiful palaces to grand Art Nouveau and Art Deco specimens scattered through the city, the Spanish capital definitely contains a number of architectural jewels. For starters,...

Hiking in Madrid

Hiking in Madrid July 19, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
If you want to stretch your legs and see Madrid’s more natural side, you don’t even have to leave the city to do it. Madrid’s large Casa de Campo park on the western edge of the city provides acres upon acres of woods and trails. While attractions like the zoo, amusement park and boating lake are...

Madrid’s Top 10 Day Spas

Madrid’s Top 10 Day Spas June 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Madrid is an oasis on a plain. When it comes to seeking relaxation, cosmopolitan Madrid makes up for its lack of a natural beach by its multitude of day spas profering indulgent pampering and opportunities to slow the urban pace. Traditionalists will certainly find their manicures and back massages,...

Getting Wet in Madrid: The Summer’s Best Pools

Getting Wet in Madrid: The Summer’s Best Pools June 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Are you wondering how to beat this scorching Madrid heat and soak up some of the Spanish capital’s culture at the same time? Well, the answer is simple: head to Madrid’s swimming pools. (Swimming pool season is typically June to September.) There you can just relax and cool off, or even see and...

Camping in Madrid

Camping in Madrid June 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The city of Madrid has lots of gardens, parks, and green spaces, but they’re intended as places to spend a pleasant couple of hours. So if you really want to take a break from the Spanish capital’s fast pace and have a unique summer experience, then consider camping somewhere in Madrid province....

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races May 23, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Just outside the city you can find Madrid’s historic racetrack, Hipódromo Zarzuela, first opened in 1941. The Spring-Summer 2011 season is currently in full swing, so if you wish to have a day at the races, sip a cool drink, and rub elbows with some of Madrid’s posh crowd, you can have your pick:...

An Explosion of Color

An Explosion of Color May 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The flowers across the city of Madrid are in bloom. And while you may not even have to go out of your way to see them – the pink flowers adorning the lawn on Paseo de Recoletos are a picture – I  recommend exploring one of Madrid’s hidden and enchanting gardens. Located in West Park at...

Madrid’s Hippest Shopping District: Fuencarral Street

Madrid’s Hippest Shopping District: Fuencarral Street May 1, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Whether for the shopping or the people watching, the commercial pedestrian Fuencarral Street has got it going on. Start at Fuencarral Street’s southern point at Gran Vía and make your way towards the Bilbao roundabout. You’ll see the shops of Spanish designers like Adolfo Domínguez (clothing),...
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