Sometimes I forget how beautiful my new home is. I always want to travel elsewhere, such as around Spain or throughout Europe. However, I want to go back and know that I explored my city as well. Madrid is the capital of Spain. Many tourist come here on vacation. There are so many shops and bars, foods to eat, places to see.I will suggest a few things to do:
Before I came to Spain, my mom bought me a Madrid travel guide. So far it has been very useful!
Madrid’s top tourist attractions include: Plaza Mayor, Parque del Retiro, Palacio Real, and many museums, such as Reina Sofía, the Museo del Prado and the Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Flamenco Show: A must see!
Shops in Spain in Puerta del Sol
At the Puerta del Sol Metro you can find many shops, bars, and restaurants along the main streets.
El Corte Ingles- a huge department store that I have found all around Spain.
A few popular of the other popular clothing stores in Spain include Mango, Zara, Springfield and Primark- just last weekend a new and huge Primark opened up in Gran Via!
There is a huge nightlife in Madrid, whether it be to go out clubbing or simply just drinking and eating tapas with some friends. A few clubs to check out include Moondance, Joy and Kapital.
Kapital is a seven story dance club. Each floor plays a different style of music. It reminded me of Webster Hall in New York City, only a lot larger.
Some typical Spanish tapas that I have tried:
Would you like to see a movie in Madrid? Well, you have two options. You could see the original movie or the movie dubbed in Spanish.The other day I saw Regresión (Regression), with Emma Watson, dubbed in Spanish. It was really interesting to see an american movie dubbed in Spanish. Also it only cost 7 euros per ticket. What is cool is that it won’t be out in cinemas in America until February 2016.
There are still so many things I plan to do. I would really like to go to Las Bellas Artes, which is a rooftop bar where you can see a good view of the city and see the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium where Real Madrid plays. I would like to come back home to New York and feel like I really saw everything that Madrid has to offer.