3 November 2015

Top #5 Places to visit in Madrid

Back in May, I went to Madrid to surprise a friend for her birthday. I had the most incredible time and would love to go back soon and explore more places.

Goiko Grill 
Of course a foodie place had to be on this list. Goiko Grill focuses mainly on providing great tasting burgers along with their amazing wedges. If you're a vegetarian, they also have a great option of non meat related burgers or you can order one of the burgers listed on the menu with no burger and enjoy all the veggies. Honestly, it was one of the best burgers of my entire life and I've had many many burgers!

Reina SofĂ­a Art Museum
If you're feeling cultural then a trip to the art galleries and museums in Madrid are a must. When I visited I took the chance to go to the Reina Sofia Museum. They have so many artists, from old school to contemporary. Not to mention, the famous Guernica painting by Picasso. It was so packed when I went that I could hardly catch a glimpse due to the barriers and the amount of people! 

Gran Via
Gran Via has everything in terms of luxury shopping for those splurges or all the high street stores for a big old clothing haul. Obviously with the company that owns Zara being Spanish it has several shops in Gran Via including its sister companies Pull & Bear and Bershka. It is shopping heaven. A brand new Primark store has just opened in Gran Via and it looks incredible!! I want to go back just for the new Primark.

Buen Retiro Park
What would a trip to Madrid be, without visiting Buen Retiro Park and the Palacio de Cristal? There is so much to do in Retiro it would take a whole day to fully explore all that Retiro has to offer. When I visited, I made sure to go to the Crystal Palace (Palacio de Cristal) and to take advantage of the dingy boats in the lake. It was so hot on the day I was half tempted to jump out of the boat into the lake! The buildings and features across the park are so pretty, you really get a feel of the real Spain and Spanish culture. 

Temple of Debod
This has to be my favourite place that I visited in Madrid. It was buzzing with people during sunset, but it was so peaceful and relaxing. People from all over the world and all walks of life joined to sit and watch the amazing sunset across Madrid's skyline and it was one of the best sunsets I've witnessed. I throughly recommend visiting the temple of Debod for the sunset and for the stunning views you get of the temple and skyline during it.

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