Madrid is one of the few cities in Europe that Daan & I both have never been to, and both really want to go to. But us visiting this Spanish city will soon be reality: This november we will go there for a couple of days. I am so so excited to still go on a vacation after working the entire summer. I am looking forward to it a lot, and – ‘prevacationfunfreak’ that I am – I am allready deciding on where to go and what do to. Here’s is the list of things that are on that list at the moment.
While checking Madrid’s biggest hotspots online, I quickly came accros the weekly flea market El Rastro. Every sunday, this huge flea market takes place. From what I have read there is a great atmosphere, and both locals and tourist love the market. I guess this is the perfect sunday morning activity; casually strolling around the market.
Parque del Retiro
Another perfect activity for a sunday: walking around the biggest park of Madrid, Parque del Retiro. I believe it is huge, and quite busy during the weekend. I can allready see us grabbing lunch somewhere to go and enjoy it anywhere in this park.
Mercado de San Miguel
I love foodmarkets, and where better to go to one than in another country, with other food traditions. Mercado de San Miguel is a big one, with all kinds of food. I am looking forward to taste all kinds of (Spanish) tapas and little bites over here.
Daan is a HUGE soccer fan, and Madrid obviously is a great city for soccer fans. We wanted to go to a game of either one of the two clubs, but apparently it was almost impossible to get tickets. Really too bad, since we were looking forward to it a lot. But of course we still be doing a stadium tour in at least one of the stadiums.
There is something about Churros that makes me love them. I was once told that Spanish people eat these for breakfast a lot. Now, I don’t believe that, but I do know that these things are y-u-m-m-y. I have had them before on the Dutch carnavals, but obviously I need to have them in Spain too.
Have you ever been to Madrid? Do you have any recommendations for me?