This is a multicultural neighbourhood in Madrid. We found it pretty empty and silent because we had a walk there during the siesta time but our spanish friend told us also that because of holiday students that populate it had left for a few days.
Anyway, it was nice to walk up and down its silent narrow coloured streets...
If you love ham, visit Madrid!
Madrid is obsessed with ham. Madrileños aman jamón. There are ham shops everywhere. There are ham shops next to ham shops. And in each ham shop there is hanging from the wall or ceiling these giant ham hocks. And the best part about it, is that "Spanish ham," o jamón ibérico, the common ham there, is none other than my favorite meat, prosciutto!
I had so much prosciutto in Madrid that I probably gained 8 pounds in 4 days, just from ham.
Last night, for dinner (which began at 11:30, standard time), I had jamón ibérico de bellotas, which wasa huge plate full of strips of prosciutto from "acorn-fed" ham. It cost 18€ and was worth every penny!
Some observations while dining in Spain:
1. They don't give you water when you sit down.
2. You don't tip the waiters, it's reflected in the price.
3. Therefore, the waiters don't try so hard [(sort of like communism)].
4. They charge you for bread!
5. They don't always bring you the check, you need to ask for it.
The food is delicious there, especially the jamón ibérico, the bread, el vino, la sangría, la paella, y los baguettes y quesos! Mmmmmmm!
Palacio de Vistalegre
Well I did not came here to see any match, but I came to see Depeche Mode on 2001. Thsi was my second time to see them in direct, as the first time was on the Palacio de Deportes on the 1991.
Fundación Carlos de Amberes
There are temporary exhibitions as well as concerts an some other events.
How to get there:
Claudio Coello, 99
- Fax: (+34) 91 578 10 92
- Metro: Núñez de Balboa (line 5) (the station is on Juan Bravo street).
- Bus: 1 and 74 (on José ortega y Gasset street); 9, 19 and 51 (on Serrano strret corner José Ortega y Gasset); 5, 14, 45, 27 and 150 (on Paseo de la Castellana).
Very huge, diffent rooms have different music and dancing going on. We usually hung out at the most popular disco tech in madrid, drinks are expensvie, so we would drink some beforehand and buy only a few there. After we got tired of dancing we would go to this irish pub, like the only one in madrid and just socialize and drink. Dress to impress.