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The Best Views of Madrid

The Best Views of Madrid October 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Madrid is a sophisticated, fast-paced city, and sometimes you just need a little perspective on the matter. Check out the best views to be had of the Spanish capital at these five neat locations. In the Open Air: Cerro del Tío Pío If you’re not on a tight schedule and want to do as the locals do,...

What to Pack for a Winter Holiday in Madrid

What to Pack for a Winter Holiday in Madrid October 10, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
A city sitting on a plain surrounded by mountains, Madrid gets quite hot in the summer and downright chilly in the winter. In fact, due to the elevation of the city, the winter lows tend to feel like a mountainous cold. It also typically snows for at least a few days in Madrid each year, though the...

Five Places to Propose in Madrid

Five Places to Propose in Madrid October 6, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
You know that she is the one for you! Now there’s no better time to propose than on your upcoming trip to Madrid, Spain. Think of a truly palatial square, a garden of roses, a stunningly beautiful restaurant, a romantic park or an impressive historic square. These are just a few of the locations in...

Helpful Phrases in Madrid, Spain

Helpful Phrases in Madrid, Spain September 24, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Many people in Madrid speak English. The younger generations of Spaniards have been required to study English in school and most who work in the hospitality industry speak English. That said, learning some of the local lingo before you visit Spain is still useful. Madrid locals appreciate the effort...

Using Public Transportation in Madrid

Using Public Transportation in Madrid September 10, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Fast, efficient and cheap, Madrid has one of the best public transportation systems in the world. Seriously. There is no reason to spend money on taxis (though they are plentiful) if you don’t want to. While Madrid’s public transportation network actually consists of subways, trains, buses and light...

How to Get From the Airport to Downtown Madrid

How to Get From the Airport to Downtown Madrid September 7, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
It doesn’t matter whether you ultimately decide to travel by subway or taxi, downtown Madrid is very easy to reach from the city’s Barajas airport. I’ll show you how and why. Metro / Subway Advantage: Metro tickets are cheap. Disadvantage: You have to handle your own luggage. The Metro (subway)...

Free Things to Do in Madrid

Free Things to Do in Madrid July 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Regardless of your budget, it is practically impossible to be bored in Madrid; aside from being Spain’s artistic and cultural capital, Madrid has an amazing variety of free things to do. Wondering where to start? With many museums, parks, churches and squares to choose from, we’ve compiled a...

50 Euros a Day in Madrid

50 Euros a Day in Madrid July 16, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
There’s no need to dip into your 401k to go on vacation. Madrid is a cool, exciting European capital but without those Paris and London prices. With a little discipline, you don’t need to go over 50 euros a day. Food Spanish breakfasts are quite economical. A cup of coffee and a croissant will...

Dealing With Emergencies in Madrid

Dealing With Emergencies in Madrid July 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Statistically speaking, there is no reason to worry in Madrid and you will most likely have a lovely vacation. However, sometimes stuff happens like anywhere else in the world: passports get lost, wallets get stolen, people have heart attacks, etc. So we’ll let you know what to do. Print this page...

Best Madrid Road Trips

Best Madrid Road Trips June 10, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you have access to a car, then listen up! Here I’ll show you how you can road trip like a Madrileño in summer and fall. The Skinny The city of Madrid was built on a hot plain, but the northern part of Madrid province is all hills, mountains, and forests dotted with small, picturesque towns. When...
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