After a layover in Lisbon I had one day in Madrid before heading to Seville. Madrid is a huge city with lots of things to do, but the city center is quite small and walkable so it’s possible to squeeze a lot of things into one day. I started my day with a walk through … More Spain. One day in Madrid.
January Rome In January I spent a weekend in Rome. It was my first visit to the eternal city and definitely not my last! I loved how walkable the city center was and at every corner there was something to see: churches, fountains, monuments, markets, and so much more! My highlight: The MAXXI Museum for … More My travels in 2016.
On my way to New York I had a 21 hour long layover in Madrid and this visit could be summed up as “walk, drink, eat, repeat”. After checking into my hostal on Calle Fuencarral I walked over to the Mercado de San Anton in Chueca. This market sells fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and cheese … More Spain. 21 hours in Madrid.
On Calle Fuencarral -one of Madrid’s busiest shopping streets- in the hip Malasaña neighborhood is this brand new street food market: Mercado de San Ildefonso. The 18 food stalls on 3 floors offer snacks, street food and typical Spanish tapas. Additionally there’s a bar on each floor and 2 indoor terraces. I visited at … More Madrid. Visiting the new streetfood market Mercado de San Ildefonso.
Upcoming trips: a weekend in Rome and two trips to the US 2016 is looking mighty fine – at least in terms of my travels and airfare. Just a few days ago I booked a weekend trip to Rome (30€ return flights with RyanAir!) for the end of this month. A few things on my to-do list: … More Travel plans 2016
From NYC I flew to Madrid and arrived at the airport about 10 am. I took the metro to Plaza de Espana and checked into my hostal on Gran Via. The single room costs 30,-€ a night with a shower and sink in the room, just the toilets were shared. It was a beautiful old building … More Madrid. Recap – May 2015.
the palacio de communicationes -located at plaza de cibeles- used to be madrid’s central post office but since its rennovation in 2007 it is used as the city hall.
templo de debod is an ancient egyptian temple located at the southern end of parque del oeste. “In 1960, due to the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan and the consequent threat posed to several monuments and archeological sites, UNESCO made an international call to save this rich historical legacy. As a sign of … More spain. madrid. templo de debod.
porque madrid, no es nada especial. no tiene un gran río ni apenas rascacielos. no tiene ruínas, ni playa, ni mar. pero tiene la gente, el rincón inesperado, la animación constante, la variedad. vale la pena llevantarse temprano por una vez, para vivir un día la vida de madrid! [all photos … More spain. the beauty of madrid.