"Lot's of Laughs in Madrid" Madrid by mandybailey

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Fun Fun Fun

I went to Madrid with 7 female friends and we were hoping for a relaxing and fun weekend and Madrid didn't disapoint!

To summarise - we did a little siteseeing, a little shopping, had a few siesta's, we ate lots of tapas and paella, we spent an afternoon in the park on a gorgously sunny day and we made the most of the fabulous nightlife!


It was nice to spend a weekend in a city and not have a packed itinerary for siteseeing. Whilst there are lots of interesting things to see and art galleries to visit, we chose to have a lazy weekend instead and spent our days shopping, in the park and just wandering round the city centre, from one plaza to the next and looking out for notable sites along the way.

Some people would say that it's a shame we went to Madrid and didn't visit the wonderful Prado Gallery and its masterpieces, but I think we really experienced Madrid by just doing ordinary things and not being caught up in rushing from one tourist attraction to the next.

A Sociable City

The thing I love most about Madrid is the cafe/restaurant/bar culture. It was so nice sitting out in the sun in a plaza having a drink surrounded by nice architecture. We tried to do things Spanish style so we'd have a late lunch and go out for dinner at 10; and at these times the restaurants were packed and buzzing, Madrid has a great social vibe.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:good food, good nightlife, great atmosphere, lots of fun
  • Cons:???
  • In a nutshell:Have a siesta, then some tapas and then party!
  • Last visit to Madrid: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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