www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/eng/ : is easy to get from to El Viso Smart I, II, III and Penthouse Cuzco Castellana Smart. Just 20/25 minutes by transfer and well connected by metro.

Salón de Columnas de la Casa de la Panadería, Plaza Mayor 27, 28012 Madrid. A very modern tourist centre where, if you don't feel like talking to the helpful staff, you can browse the Tourism Board database. The Madrid Tourism Board has also set up three orange information points on Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza de Callao and Plaza de Callao and Plaza de Felipe II. More details at : www.esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information-centres/                                                        We recommend you to use public transports in Madrid (www.metromadrid.es/en/). A good and easy option is to buy a 10 ticket trips (METROBUS) for 12,20€ (*) or if you are going more than six trips a day per person, it is cheaper to use the tourist pass, that you can use as many times as you want. (*) The tickets can be bought in any subway station. You can enjoy Madrid with free activities: www.madridfree.com

The city of Madrid provide many and varied interesting activities like culturals, sporting events, food…) however if you have extra time, there are some interesting places like Aranjuez, Chinchón, El Escorial, Toledo, Segovia at just 30-60 minutes away from Madrid.

Rioja wine, sherry, turrón (nougat), leather goods, ceramics, espadrilles... (Districts: Salamanca, Gran Via, Fuencarral..)

-Cocido Madrileño : Madrid’s take on the traditional Spanish stew usually consists of a dark flavourful broth specked with vegetables, chickpeas, chorizo sausage and pork

-Huevos rotos : traditional spanish cuisine is very meat-and-potatoes and nowhere is this fact more deliciously displayed than in a steaming plate of “huevos rotos,” which literally translates to “broken eggs.” ;-).

Bocadillo de calamares fritos : Sandwich, the bocadillo de calamares, or fried squid sandwich

-Callos a la madrileña : Is a stew-like dish traditionally served in clay dishes featuring strips of beef tripe (stomach),chunks of chorizo (paprika-spiced sausage) and slices of morcilla (blood sausage)

-Churros con Chocolate. A deep-fried stick of crispy dough dipped in thick, melted chocolate.

-Oreja a la Plancha Oreja de cerdo / literally “pan-seared ear”

-Pincho de Tortilla (Spanish Omelette)(a type of omelette made with egg, potato and onions)

-Croquetas (deep fried croquettes flavoured with ham, cheese or chicken)

-Queso Manchego (Manchego Cheese)

-Embutidos (cured meats)

-Patatas Bravas (fried cubes of potato served with a spicy tomato sauce)

-Gazpacho : chilled vegetable soup

-Paella, Chorizo (spicy chorizo sausage), sangría...

A couple of inside tips:

Lunch is the most important and biggest meal of the day, whilst dinner is a lighter meal served quite late (9-11pm). You will not see many Spanish people eating on the go. They often stop for 2 hours at lunchtime for the famous siesta, during which most shops will shut.

Breakfast normally consists in coffee with pastries or fruit.

If you eat out at lunchtime you will find most restaurants have a menu del día (an inexpensive, 3-course meal for a set price)

-Paseo del arte:  https://www.esmadrid.com/en/essential-art-walk-app

-Royal Palace : https://www.patrimonionacional.es/en/real-sitio/palacio-real-de-madrid

-Debod Temple :https://tinyurl.com/y6saymqs

-Puerta del Sol : https://www.esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information/puerta-del-sol

-Plaza Mayor : https://www.esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information/plaza-mayor-madrid

-Puerta del Alcalá : https://www.esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information/puerta-de-alcala

-Cibeles Fountain : https://www.esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information/fuente-de-la-cibeles

-Las Ventas : https://www.esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information/plaza-de-toros-monumental-de-las-ventas

-The Retiro Park : https://www.esmadrid.com/en/madrid-neighbourhoods/retiro

-El Rastro : https://www.esmadrid.com/en/shopping/el-rastro

-Corral de la Moreria : http://corraldelamoreria.es/

-Cardamomo : https://cardamomo.com/en

-Torres Bermejas : https://www.torresbermejas.com/index.php/es/

-Casa Patas : https://casapatas.com/

-Café de Chinitas : https://www.chinitas.com/en/home/

-Cafetín la Quimera : http://www.tablaolaquimera.com/en

-Parque de Atracciones de Madrid : http://parquedeatracciones.es/en

-Zoo Aquarium Madrid : https://www.zoomadrid.com/

-Faunia : https://www.faunia.es/

-Wax Museum : http://www.museoceramadrid.com/

-Forestal Park : https://www.forestalpark.com/ 

-Warner Bros. Park : https://www.parquewarner.com/

-Puppet Theater : www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/teatro-de-titeres-de-el-retiro

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Get behind the scenes of Real Madrid, explore the club's fascinating museum and step into the players' changing rooms!

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