Postcard from Madrid

A mid-November trip to Madrid gave us warm days to explore the bustling, walkable capital followed by long leisurely dinners. 

It's the perfect year-round city break and here are 8 things not to miss during a visit to the city...


Eat at BiBo

Perfect for a long lunch or dinner. The kind of place you wish was in your own city.


Walk in the Park

El Retiro Park with its footpaths, fountains and boating lake gives a nice escape from the hustle and bustle. 


Visit a Palace

As the largest palace in Western Europe, it's hard to miss the Royal Palace but be sure to add it to your walking route.


Stay at...

The Principal Madrid. With a great location, you're in the ideal spot for exploring and during the Summer, their rooftop is the ideal spot for drinking.


Hit the markets

You're sure to hear of Mercado de San Miguel as the tourist fave, or Mercado de San Anton in the heart of Chueca has 3 floors of fresh produce, tapas and a rooftop restaurant. Sunday also sees a few flea markets pop up, notably El Rastro.


Visit the wine region

If you're spending longer than a few nights in Madrid, take a day out of the city to visit some of the local vineyards. 


Drink coffee at The Fix

Just the fix you need whilst wandering around the city.


Dinner at Amazonico

If you can get in. One to book in advance! Their Jazz Club is the place to spend a few hours post-dinner.

Price - best guaranteed

Paper Plane receives payment direct from hotels and partners so there's no fee to book, and a guarantee that you won't pay over the published price.


Destinations - worldwide

Paper Plane can create itineraries for any destination using instinct and experience (an 'eye' for the right thing); weekend breaks, long-haul holidays, villa holidays, weddings, honeymoons, babymoons, family holidays, group holidays, health retreats & business travel. 


Trust - multiple trusted partners

Paper Plane has relationships with multiple trusted partners so the recommendations provided don't come from just one collection of hotels, which gives me the freedom to make you the only priority


Service - the extra touches

Flights, hotels and transfers are booked as a given but Paper Plane believes it's the extra touches that mean the most to any trip so can happily assist with tours, restaurants, activities and any personal requests. 

Charlotte CraigComment