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Malasaña

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21 travelers at this place:

  • Day30

    Back to Madrid

    October 3 in Spain

    We arrived back to Madrid, after a long day on the road. We went to have good dinner in a place called "Atlantik corner". After dinner we wondered around, while Yam was in the stroller, giving away smiles and talking to herself. Before we got back, we found ourselves in a really cool place, that used to be an old hardware store, we had wine and ate delicious tapas. The owener of the place explained us why he serve the best jamon, and that he opened this restaurant in order to let pepole try his jamon, because today only the rich and famous like CR7 and Sergio Ramos are eating it.Read more

  • Day48

    MADRID, SPAIN

    May 17 in Spain

    Finally, a chance for my Spanish skills to come in handy. Spain is good. For sangria, churros, and shoes, in particular. I'm not usually a shoe-type-of-girl, but Spain could turn me.

    Our first day has been excellent. We are staying in a great big AirBnB apartment very close to Gran Via. The neighbourhood, Malasana, is funky, artsy, retro. Reminds me a bit of St Kilda before it became swank. Street art, cafes, panaderias, boutiques, second-hand shops, a bit of grunge, a bit of mental illness...

    Today we visited the grounds of the Palacio Real (largest palace in Western Europe), although a glance at the entrance lines snaking around the courtyard put us off tickets. Perhaps after Rome we are just a bit spoilt by grand buildings. Also, the kids are fantastic travelers but am trying to be a bit selective about how much we put on them- they will get overloaded on museums in Paris and London.

    So that was my excuse for spending the afternoon sharing a jug of sangria with Buz, feasting on veggie paella, and watching the world go by at Plaza Mayor this afternoon. Think we all had fun with that. The 3 hombres got matching fedoras and looked muy guapo!

    LATER:
    Madrid was great fun, especially the last day at el Rastro Flea market, flowing along with the slow shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, trying not to lose sight of each other when we stopped to have a look. Great bands playing in the street, and a mojito or two. Buz kept us honest and educated by making us tour Palacio Real, in all its glittery, posh glamour. Soccer, gelatos, baguettes- Madrid was fun.
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  • Day3

    Spent the day roaming Madrid. Had breakfast and then embarked on a Sandeman’s Walking tour, which was outstanding. Led by a young lady from Manchester, England with a degree in Spanish Studies, she sure knew her history and was a great speaker. One of the best , if not the best, we’ve been on. Told a great story of why our starting point, the famous Plaza Mayor had such a bad smell for years and years and years until finally discovered why. I’ll tell you that story later! After 3 hours of that, the sun was shining (was supposed to pour all day), so we strolled over to the famous San Miguel Market which on a Saturday afternoon was absolutely jammed with folks doing the Tapas thing. Had a few ourselves, a glass of wine and then headed over to the Thyssen Museum to pick up a pass we had purchased online to skip the line and gain admission to the 3 biggie museums of Madrid. Didn’t think we had enough time to see the Thyssen, so went strolling and eventually ended up at Seville Metro stop whee we caught the Metro back to our home place. Now resting the dogs, having some coffee, and getting ready to hit the Tapas bars for 3 hrs with a guy who has been running his own private tours for some 18 years. He even sent us videos to watch about pigs eating acorns (that’s what makes the iberico ham taste so good !) and spanish wines and shared with us his Spotify playlist of Spanish music! Heck we haven’t even met him yet! Now that’s what I call service!

    Just returned (midnight) from Tapas Tour - wow! Went to about 5 places -each one got better than the last - all kinds of spirits, food,, camaraderie - had a great time - made some new friends - tour leader was great - he got plastered as well - can’t imagine him doing this every night! And no rain!
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  • Day1

    Madrid, Spain

    February 20 in Spain

    We landed in Madrid at evening, picked up the car and drove to our "Dear Hotel" (funny name...). The hotel was great, and really central. We walked around a bit, tried to find something decent to eat, but end up in an OK restaurant. We went to bed and slept well before the drive to Portugal.

  • Day15

    Hala Madrid

    July 16, 2017 in Spain

    Heute Morgen fühlte ich mich zwar kaum besser, doch ich wollte den Tag definitiv nicht im Bett verbringen. Deshalb hieß es: Zähne zusammenbeißen und hallo Gripostad. Ich machte mich auf den Weg zum Palacio Real Madrid. Der Königliche Palast ist das Stadtschloss und die offizielle Residenz des spanischen Königshauses 👸🏰. Obwohl es (warum auch immer 🤦) nicht erlaubt ist gelang es mir ein Foto vom Thronsaal zu machen 👑📷. Nach der Besichtigung des Schlosses lief ich noch eine Weile herum, doch da ich nun schon seit einigen Stunden auf den Beinen war machte sich meine Erkältung wieder bemerkbar. Alleine gehen war verdammt anstrengend und so ging ich zurück zum Hostel. Da es aber gerade mal 2 Uhr war als ich dort ankam und ich den Rest des Tages nicht nur im Bett liegen wollte machte ich mich auf den Weg in ein Freibad. So konnte ich den Tag doch noch ein wenig nutzen und vorallem auch das schöne Wetter genießen, denn heute lagen die Toptemperaturen bei 38°C. Da kam eine Erfrischung gerade recht 🏊.Read more

  • Day16

    Sightseeingday

    July 17, 2017 in Spain

    Nachdem es mir heute wieder sehr viel besser ging, war ich heute total Touri mäßig unterwegs. Zuerst ging es in der wunderschönen Retiro Park. Er ist etwa 1,43 Quadratkilometer groß und wirklich wunderschön, weshalb ich ein paar Stunden dort verbrachte. Danach ging es weiter ins Museo Del Prado. Eines der größten und bedeutendsten Kunstmuseen der Welt. Denn ja, ich bin neuerdings Kunstexpertin 👩‍🎨🎨 (Spaß beiseite, aber da dort auch Kunsterwerke deutscher Meister ausgestellt sind war ich dann doch neugierig) Am Ende bbesichtigte ich dann doch den Tempel von Debod, ein altägyptischer Tempel der in Madrid wiederaufgebaut wurde. Anschließend machte ich es mit im naheliegenden Park gemütlich und kam endlich mal wieder dazu ein bisschen zu lesen und das schöne Wetter zu genießen 📖🌳. Der Tag neigte sich dem Ende zu und so machte ich mich auf den Weg zum Busbahnhof. Da der Nachtzug nach Lissabon schon voll war, wie ich heute Morgen erfuhr (vielleicht sollte ich das Nächste mal früher buchen 🤔😅), buchte ich kurzerhand noch eine Fahrt mit dem Flixbus. Im Moment sitze ich noch im Wartebereich, doch in ca. einer halben Stunde geht es dann auch schon weiter und Morgen früh bin ich dann bereits in Portugal 🇵🇹.Read more

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Malasaña, Malasana

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