Encouraged by our hosts to “discover” the city on our own terms, we tirelessly pounded the streets for the sights and tastes that Madrid offers.
And we were not disappointed. Really, three days were not enough to fully enjoy this amazing city (if only for the variety of delicacies that we wanted to try.)
Dance to Mariachi music in Puerta del Sol in Madrid
Catedral Almudena seen from the back
Gourmet's market - Mercado de San Miguel where Tapas and Pintxos cost €1 each
The best tapas bar we've been to in Plaza Santa Ana
Midnight in Plaza Sta Ana
Turones and candied fruits of all sorts
Candied pumpkin, plum, orange peel ... pure sugar
Hamon, Ham, Jambon... call it whatever you like, it's still ham.
A breakfast Must! Sunny side up and Jabuguitos.
8 tapas at only €15 in Tapas Bar Sta Ana in Madrid
Croquetas - One of the best treats we've ever had in Madrid
Find a real churreria in the outskirts of Madrid
If you've got a bigger appetite, order Churros y Porras with your hot chocolate
Elbow to elbow with Madrilenos for coffee and pastries in La Mallorquina Puerta del Sol
A building in Madrid
Congreso de los Deputados
Thyssen Museum in Madrid
Entrance of Thyssen Museum in Madrid
Hasta luego, Madrid mi amor !
*We have had many guests in our Paris vacation rental studio who would usually be travelling further outside of France. Most of them take budget airlines to get to the next major European destination.
We ALWAYS advice them against taking Ryanair planes from Paris.
Now, we can recommend, without hesitation, for them to travel with Vueling. This budget airline flies to most major Spanish cities from Paris, as well as to Rome, Florence, Vienna and Zurich. Vueling is the favourite airline for business travellers. Their planes and their staff look very clean and professional. Something I can’t personally say for Ryanair, whose planes and staff look shabby.
** Before traveling to any major Spanish city, your first stop is ScannerFM’s MyVuelingCity guides to check out what you can expect in your Spanish destinations.