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.
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.
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