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3 Day Trip

by 63pad

Can anyone help me plan a three day trip to madrid that does not include football,churches or trips outside the city .I am travelling with my wife and we like restraunts and boat trips etc.......many thanks 63pad

Re: 3 Day Trip

by Maurizioago

...daytrips inside the city? I could recommend some easy daytrips from Madrid if you like.

Re: 3 Day Trip

by hawkhead

It's not a church, or football, etc. so how about the Prado, or are you not into art galleries either? Perhaps a bull fight? The Royal Palace? There's a nice big park in Madrid, can't remember what it is called, so you could have a walk there.

Re: 3 Day Trip

by Aitana

There are so many places and things to do in Madrid!
Museums and Art Galleries: El Prado, Reina Sofía, Thyssen-Bornemisza, Casa-Museo de Sorolla; Museum of Natural Sciences, Archaeological Museum...
Parks: El Retiro, in the city center; Casa de Campo.
Palacio Real (Palacio de Oriente) and Jardines de Sabatini. Templo de Debod.
Madrid de los Austrias (around Plaza Mayor). Etc.
Check the tips on VT pages, they can give you other ideas. Redang and SirRichard have wonderful pages on Madrid, with up to 60 things to do tips.

Re: 3 Day Trip

by besbel

If planning to do the art museums, and you like art, take into account that only doing the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza might take two of your three-day stay. In my personal experience, I tried to squeeze the three in one day, but I missed quite a lot, and couldn't make it to the Sorolla museum. You might allow to El Prado one full day and one half day for the other two.
Good luck!
Flor de Maria

Travel Tips for Madrid

Madrid Tip

by maramara

Do not miss a Flamenco show. We were lucky because there was Amargo in theatre, but there are many other places where you can see this dance every night. One is Cafe de Chinitas, Torija 7, Undergroud Santo domingo, show at 10.30 pm.

Calamari sandwiches!

by ptrim

Don't miss this tasty and very typical, but little-known-to-tourists, snack. All around the Plaza Mayor, and Atocha train station, you´ll see signs for "Bocadillos de Calamares," or Calamari sandwiches! It might sound strange, but try it with a cold beer and you've got a cheap lunch. Bocadillos should be around €2.00 or €2.50. They might be more expensive right inside Plaza Mayor.

Real Madrid Plays Here!

by sharala

Not being a football fan, (I can't quite get used to calling it "football." Such an American am I !!) I suppose I don't appreciate the importance of Real Madrid and their imposing stadium, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, but perhaps you do--my partner did, but he's originally from a football-loving country. Anyway, there it is. I know you can have a look around if you are inclined, besides actually attending a game. There were many English fans wandering around the October 2003 day we visited. Anyway, around the corner is the large team merchandise store in a small mall. They were doing a VERY brisk business selling sporting goods and nic-nacs bearing the team logo.

Andén 0: Brief History of the Metro of Madrid

by Redang

The Metro of Madrid was inaugurated on 17 October 1.919 by King Alfonso XIII, and nowadays (May 2008), it has more than 280 kms., 14 lines, 292 stations and it is used by over 700 million costumers yearly.

Anden 0 is the old station of Chameberí (that belonged to line 1) whch was closed in 1.966 and reopened in March 2.008 to show the History of the metro; the station itself keeps the ancient style it had when it was closed.

Plaza de Chamberí
Metro: Ríos Rosas (line 1) and Bilbao (lines 1 and 4).
Bus: 3, 40 and 147.

From Tuesday to Saturday: 11 to 19 (11 am to 9 pm).
Sunday: 10 to 14 (10 am to 2 pm).
Monday: Closed.

Free entry.

Spanish modern music

by andal13 about Búho Real

A small and cosy pub, with live music (Spanish musicians), good drinks and a very numerous collection of small owls ("Búho Real" means Royal Owl).

Un pub pequeño y acogedor, con música en vivo (músicos españoles), buenos tragos y una numerosa colección de búhos de todo tipo. Casual


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