Madrid is the capital of Spain and an incredibly interesting city to explore during your trip. The city shows it's fame with multinational character, delicious food, rooftop bars, history and endless fun stuff you can find along the way.
First, when we arrived I must confess, we were a little lost. When you check out the map of public transport, it seems like you would need an eternity to figure it out. But day after a day, you realise that the public transport card is the best decision you could ever make. Madrid is known as the city with the best organised public transport in the world, and there is no doubt about that. You can travel to any destination in the city with metro, train or bus.
On the first day, there was the first fun attraction we were looking forward to visit. It's called GoCar Tours Madrid. The tourist office that offers this attraction is located in Calle Ferraz, near Rosaleda Parque.
You can describe the GoCar as a scooter on three wheels. It has GPS navigation which guides you around the city sites and describes them with voice. If you don't like to be guided, you can also choose the path yourself. We decided for the last one, because it was our first time in Madrid and we wanted to generally explore the city. The fun lasts for about an hour, and we stepped out ouf the GoCar really excited about the things we'll see close in the next few days.
On a rainy afternoon, we were looking for a place to have lunch with a view. We decided to go check out a place called Picalargatos Sky Bar.
*** Read more about our lunch at Picalargatos Sky Bar HERE ***
Despite the fact that we generally explored the city with GoCar, we wanted to see more. With this reason, we took Madrid City Tour with a bus. The office that offers this tour is called Visita Madrid, which also has a wide offer of many other things.
The bus is open at the top, which makes an wonderful view of the city while driving. Every passenger gets his piece of earphones, which you connect on the terminal in front of your seat. At any time you can step out of the bus to see a site by detail, and step again on the next bus in few minutes. If you enjoy history and sites seeing, Madrid City Tour by Visita Madrid is the way to go.
One of the things we wanted to experience, was definitely Flamenco show. We decided for one of the world's most famous places to see this show, restaurant Corral de la Moreria.
*** Read more about our flamenco show experience at restaurant Corral de la Moreria HERE ***
Because my boyfriend is a big fan of Real Madrid, we attended »Bernabeu tour«. The tour takes place at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the home of Real Madrid soccer team. The stadium capacity is about 81.000 people, and when you come to the last row of seats on the top, you really see how magnificent this stadium is.
Bernabeu tour is a guided tour and it takes you to dressing rooms, conference room, the seats for substitute players and to the very edge of the pitch.
Real Madrid hvala za to čudovito izkušnjo! 🙂
On the next day, the fixture of LaLiga took place on Santiago Bernabeu stadium between Real Madrid and Levante. Of course, there was no chance we would miss this. The atmosphere on the stadium was really something special, despite the fact that the home team lost the match. If you plan your trip to Madrid, make sure you don't miss this wonderful experience.
We booked a room in hotel Room007 Select.
*** Read more about our stay at Room007 Select HERE ***
When we checked in at the hotel, we decided to take a walk. Not far from the hotel, we ran into Royal palace of Madrid. The amazing structure and greatness of this building amazed us. We took some pictures there and continued to the biggest natural park in Madrid.
Retiro park is really enormous and with his green character will surely fascinate every visitor. On the beginning of the park, there is a lake and you can take a paddle boat tour. With dosens of boats on the lake and a Monument of Alfonso, this is really a romantic attraction you shouldn't miss.
While planing our trip to Madrid, we ran into an attraction we both agreed not to miss, Parque Warner Madrid. Such an amazing experience!
*** Read more about our day in Parque Warner HERE ***
On the last day of our trip in Madrid, we decided to look for a nice place to dine and say goodbye to one of the best cities I have ever been in. Nubel restaurant was the perfect choice for us, the restaurant meet all of our requirements. Restaurant is located inside the Reina Sofia Museum and has a great, creative ambience with modern and elegant decor. We had a great experience, Nubel is really one of the best places to dine in Madrid.
I hope I gave you some useful information about this amazing city. If you ever go to Spain, don't miss the opportunity to visit this magnificent capital.