Madrid doesn’t usually dazzle the first time visitor like other Spanish favorites. It doesn’t have a beach, there is no star architect (think Barcelona & Gaudi), and Spanish tapas aren’t at their finest here* (unless you go to Melo’s).
Yet its art, both contemporary and earlier, are world-class. Beyond the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza, (the Golden Triangle of Spanish art), small galleries litter the city with political criticism, bold ideas and true emerging modern talent.
Location: Tabacalera, Calle de Embajadores 51
Its previous function: an old tabaco factory
* Revision: Madrid does great tapas, but do your research. For a few instant suggestions, check out http://inmadridblog.wordpress.com/
That exposition at La Tabacalera it’s just amazing and good choice!
However I can’t believe what you say about tapas!
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As free tapas go, it’s not the city, in my opinion. For variety and honest quality, I should certainly revise!
P.D. Salud to a great blog!
well that’s right! however there is a place in Moncloa where you ask for a drink and they give you tapas and more tapas for free! It should be one of the ones that left which stil doing it. It was more common before the crisis you know!
It’s called “Blanca Paloma” I hope you visit it and enjoy!
Thanks for that 🙂
Certainly! Thanks for the suggestion; perhaps you’ll see a post detailing it later!
i actually enjoyed madrid much more than any other spanih city, including barcelona. i didn’t like barcelona at all, i really don’t get what the hype is about, yes you have a beach and gaudi, but madrid offers a lot more.
As a resident, I really love Madrid. Indeed, the variety of events and life is unparalleled in Spain, at least I think so! Though I have to admit, I also really enjoyed my time in Barcelona. It has that characteristic Catalan personality that can’t be denied.
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