Madrid Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Eating & drinking

    Do not be influenced by all the hype surrounding this restaurant. It does have a colorful historical past. Today it is surviving on its past laurels. If you are interested in food and quality then...

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  • 2. Monuments & highlights

    It's just a big square plaza with very expensive restaurants, nothing to see, nothing to do. Only 'nice' thing is the Casa de la Panederia, wich is 400 years old, with nice fresco's. walk though the...

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  • 3. Transports

    In order to avoid the hassle with taxi drivers at the Madrid Airport, I had pre-booked the non exclusive shuttle service with Aerocity on GoMadrid.com. The web site stated 6 euro per person. We...

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  • 4. Nightlife

    Like all con merchants and charlatans, these Chinese street masseurs can be found at popular tourist spots in Madrid such as Plaza de Santa Ana and Plaza Mayor. My wife and I got conned by them....

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  • 5. Flamenco

    This is supposed to be one of the best places to watch flamenco. Unfortunately, the service, food and view were so bad (as well as the stage) that it took the enjoyment right out of the evening. Not...

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  • 6. Shopping

    Wealth Warning: Avoid using Chequepoint to change money in Madrid or anywhere else for that matter. Some of my British and American friends have told me horror stories of the rip-off rates charged by...

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  • 7. Security

    Madrid is very safe and not a place to get violently robbed, but pick pockets problem remains. The fast city has certain locations where you should watch out. These are Sol, Plaza Mayor and El Rastro...

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  • 8. Bullfighting

    In Madrid there are 2 places where you can see the bullfighting. The most importand in all Spain is Plaza de Toros Monumental de las Ventas . The another is called Plaza Vista Alegre and is next to...

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  • 9. Accomodation

    To rent or buy a flat in Madrid can be really hard.... Sometimes if you are desperate to find something you´ll take whatever seems to help you... (It happened to me) If you are thinking about buying...

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  • 10. Plaza Mayor - Madrid

    Overrated - overpriced - overtouristy....but REQUIRED. It seems like I always feel this way...I try to blend in and enjoy a more local flare to my journeys -...

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  • 11. Muñecas

    When I was kid my father would bring my sister and I dolls from all over the world. (He was with the Merchant Marines.) We loved collecting and displaying them....

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  • 12. Sunday in Madrid

    Sunday got its on rhythm in Madrid, and therefor , visiting the "El Rastro Market". Prepare yourself to long crowded day, together with a lot of Madrid people...

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  • 13. Day Three

    In the last day in Madrid, I would defiantly take a long walk at Gran Via street and the Puerta del sol, Puerta del Alcala and Plaza de la cibeles (great photos...

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  • 14. Day Tow

    Day Tow - Art and CultureMadrid is having an abundance of museums and in three days, it's hard to visit them all. However, visiting few Museum peacefully is the...

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  • 15. Day one

    Day one - Walking, Eating, Drinking Starting your travel from the Plaza Mayor is a good choise, since it is easy to walk from there to lot of places, with...

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  • 16. Madrid in 3 days!

    Got only 3 days to stay at Madrid and you want to see the best of the city? my recommendation is the "Three days in Madrid", that I suggest my friend when they...

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  • 17. Internet Shops

    There are many, many different internet shops available in Madrid. The most prevalent appear to be the shops of the KioscoCity chain. These shops are...

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  • 18. Prohibido hacer fotos!!

    I had such a great time in Madrid, I didn't think I'd be able to come up with a tourist trap tip but one thing did bug me thoughout my entire trip: as a VTer, I...

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  • 19. Be aware when calling overseas!!

    Spanish phones are very, very expensive when calling overseas. After spending in phone booths a lot of Euros, i learnt my lesson! A friend gave me a number...

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  • 20. free entrance

    Dont go to the Prado during weekdays. you can get in it for free on sundays. There is a long line, but you can enter via the temporary exibition room and than...

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  • 21. Traffic

    I must admit that we have a nightmare in Madrid: Traffic jams. And if it rains, the nightmare becomes A NIGHTMARE. So, avoid the car or bus and take the Metro,...

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  • 22. Great Deals

    Gran Via is the other main street for people who need to satisfy the shopping bug. To me prices here were a bit high. Brush up on your haggling skills. In some...

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  • 23. Chinese Massage!

    OK. We saw these people on the street and resisted them at first but it was so alluring! So we pay the price for 20 minutes (and you better believe I set my...

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  • 24. Madrid Card

    This card includes,Free entrance to 40 main museumsUse of the public transport (5 uses for the 1 or 2 days cards, and 10 uses for the 3 days one)Free guide...

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  • 25. It´s scary how bad it is...

    "El Tren del Terror" is located just right the Wax Museum in the Colon subway... AVOID IT... Let´s say that maybe this people dont have the same conception...

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