Madrid is an extremely beautiful city in the heart of Spain. With it’s beautiful sights and it’s delicious restaurants it’s a real treat for travellers to visit for a short period.
If you do happen to find yourself in this picturesque city here’s a list of some of the things in-which you can do.
Zoo Aquarium Madrid:
If you’re a fan of zoos this is definitely worth a visit. Not only is it easy to access and have relatively affordable entrance fees, it also has a wide range of beautiful and endangered animals in some of the best enclosures I’ve seen in any zoo. From dolphins to panda bears and from giraffes to white tigers this zoo is a wonderful experience for visitors of all ages and nationalities.
For discounted entry book online in advance.
Officially known as El Parque del Buen Retiro, is perhaps one of the most visually pleasing spots in the whole of Madrid. It has a range of magnificent monuments, beautiful rose gardens and a fantastic man-made pond where visitors can rent row-boats and take a paddle through the centre of the park.
This park is absolutely huge, and will take at least a whole day to completely explore.
Madrid is such a beautiful city full of stunning buildings and monuments. Just walking along their streets and exploring as you go is also a delight.
Things to be aware of:
As I’m sure you know, Spain gets hot. Be sure to constantly reapply your SPF throughout the day and don’t forget to take your hat and sunglasses.
A large number of shops and restaurants close around midday for a few hours due to the intense heat. Make sure you have plenty of water and food with you for this period.
There are plenty of water fountains around the city which supply clean and fresh water, just keep an eye out if you find yourself running low on liquids.
Constantly keep a hold of your bags and belongings. The area the well-known for thieves targeting tourists. After we had one of our bags stolen we began to notice the amount of locals who wandered around with their hands over their bags or who carried all of their belongings in a bumbag strapped to their waist.
Have a fantastic time and most importantly, stay safe!