Best Things to Do in Madrid
Madrid is the capital of Spain and one of Europe's favorite cities for its beauty, food, football and nightlife.
The city is located in the center of Spain and the Iberian peninsula with a hot climate in summer and cold in winter. The Spanish capital is very cosmopolitan with many people from Latin America and other nationalities, but unlike other cosmopolitan cities, local traditions are still very marked in the city, so it is a great destination to live the Spanish culture.
The city has several emblematic places, a good place to start walking is Plaza del Sol where you can find the symbol of the city: "the bear and the arbutus".
Plaza Mayor is just a few blocks from Plaza de Sol and is another meeting point where you can enjoy a coffee or a drink both during the day and at night.
On one side of Plaza Mayor is San Miguel Market, this is the most famous market in Madrid and inside you can taste the best tapas, wines, meats, hams, squid sandwiches, sweets and desserts typical of Madrid and Spain.
Good food and drink is one of the greatest attractions of Madrid. In any bar when you order a beer, wine or sangria you will get tapas, you can go from bar to bar eating and drinking until satiate the most ferocious appetite. Personally I highly recommend visiting Malacatín Restaurant, its specialty is the Madrilenian stew, a very local dish consisting of a soup with meat juice and noodles, chickpeas, vegetables, meat of Beef, chorizo, chicken and pork. You must go with a lot of appetite.
Madrid is also home to the kings of Spain and the Royal Palace of Madrid is undoubtedly one of the symbols of the city and one of the most impressive palaces in Europe and the world.
Plaza de España is the largest in size and with large buildings where the Spanish Building stands out, it is here also where it crosses the Gran Vía, a main avenue that houses many of the theaters and the main cinema of the Spanish capital.
Madrid also has the Retiro Park where you can relax and walk for hours, the Crystal Palace is one of its main attractions and to the side of the park is the National Museum of Prado, one of the best museums in the world.
The other two emblematic places and symbols of the city are Puerta de Alcala and Cibeles Fountain.
Madrid is also a football capital, it has two important teams Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid is considered by many the best soccer team in the world for all the triumphs obtained in club competitions in Spain, Europe and the world. The Santiago Bernabéu is the Real Madrid stadium and also has guided tours in addition to restaurants and bars open 7 days a week.
I have to say that Madrid is undoubtedly one of my favorite cities in Europe. I highly recommend you to visit it and decide for yourself if you fall in love with this wonderful city. I say goodbye as always with a video in 4k of the Spanish capital.