Comunidad de Madrid Local Customs

  • baby baguettes with the standard olives
    baby baguettes with the standard olives
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  • medio racione:   Huevos Rotos
    medio racione: Huevos Rotos
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  • special plato combinado w/ pescado
    special plato combinado w/ pescado
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Comunidad de Madrid Local Customs

  • Gastronomy

    Madrid Local Customs

    In our eyes, Madrid has more dogs walking on the streets and more places to eat and drink per capita than most other cities. Most of the shops are open in the morning, close for siesta from about 2:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon, and are open again from 5:00 to 9:00. Restaurants follow the morning schedule but don’t open for evening meals until 9:00...

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  • Culture

    Madrid Local Customs

    In Spain, there's no need for a special reason to go out and celebrate, it's seems like the city is always prepare to go out and have good time. In Madrid, the official fiestas , by calender , are all through the year. It is different from city to city, but basically , you can find everything almost everywhere.

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  • Local Festivities

    Madrid Local Customs

    the 3 Wise Kings, or Los 3 Reyes Magos or simply the Reyes Magos. From my Spanish Catholic tradition it is the day where we give our gifts to our children, as the Wise Kings gave it in honor of the new born child Jesus. Over the years my travels my nationalities I have mix all tradition where we do follow up with all . In my other country of...

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  • Entertainement

    Madrid Local Customs

    During my weekend in Madrid, I enjoyed listening to, and watching the various musicians, playing on the streets of Madrid. Three of my favourites were the trio in my 1st picture, who played near El Corte Ingles off Sol - it was bitterly cold, but they soon warmed up the gathered crowd, with some recognisable tunes, I recorded some of their music,...

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  • Churros con Chocolat

    A lovely morning breakfast consists of freshly fried churros (a tube-like deep fried pastry) with a thick and rich hot chocolate. It is customary to dip the churros in the chocolate. You may need to inquire before assuming that a cafe serves this delicious treat (and some will only serve it in the morning) but if you can find it I'm sure that...

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  • Tapas & Sangria

    Tapas- a light appetizer type of meal served in half or full rations. Usually enjoyed for dinner or a quick bite. Often served with bread. Many tapas are meant to be placed on top of the bread. Tapas may be fish, pork, cheese, olives, sausage, or seafood. It is wise to become familiar with the names of certain foods- otherwise you'll do what I did...

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Comunidad de Madrid Hotels

  • Hotel Atlantico

    With most four-star hotels in Madrid (and throughout Western Europe) charging US$400 or more, the...

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  • Hotel Posada Don Jaime

    San Anton No. 24, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 28200, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • NH Principe de la Paz

    C/ San Antonio 22, Aranjuez, Madrid, 28300, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Parador de Alcala de Henares

    Colegios, 8, Alcala De Henares, 28801, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Parador de Chinchon

    The Parador of Chinchon is located in a magnificent convent of the 17th c., the church of which is...

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  • Hotel Carlos III

    Velasco 7, Getafe, 28901, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Avant Torrejon

    Avda. de las Estaciones s/n, Poli­gono Industrial Las Monjas, Torrejon De Ardoz, 28850, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel La Barranca

    Valle De La Barranca, S/N, Navacerrada, 28491, es

    Good for: Couples

  • NH Alcorcon

    Avda Europa 2 Edificio A, Madrid, Madrid, 28920, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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