Sabatini Gardens

Once you’ve reached the Royal Palace, you might think you’ve seen it all – nothing more to discover here. Nope. But just off to the palace’s side sits access to another discovery: the Sabatini Gardens.

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December 8, 2014 by
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Three Unexpected Day Trips from Madrid

While you’re perusing the day trip section of your Madrid guidebook, don’t stop at nearby destinations such as Segovia, Toledo or Avila. Think a little bigger, to farther away Spanish destinations, including places such as Seville, Valencia and Barcelona.

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November 24, 2014 by
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Best Nightlife Areas in Madrid

Few places in the world can compete with the nightlife in Madrid: Madrileños are born night owls, which means that the city really comes to life late into the night. Whether tapas hopping, sipping drinks on a rooftop terraza, or dancing until the break of dawn, here are some the areas and places you’ll want to consider heading if you’re looking for a wild Spanish night out.

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November 10, 2014 by
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Madrid vs Barcelona: Why Madrid is Better

You’ve finally settled on a decision — you’re taking a trip to Spain! – but alas now you much choose between two of the world’s favorite cities, Madrid and Barcelona. Both places have a lot to offer to be sure, but if you’re looking for some scale tipping, here are eight reasons to get on the first flight to Madrid instead of Barcelona.

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October 13, 2014 by
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Most Picturesque Places in Madrid

There’s a lot to do and see in Madrid, but not all places are created equally when it comes to being super photogenic. So whether you’re heading to Madrid with your fancy new DSLR camera, or simply planning to take to the Spanish streets with just your smart phone, here’s a list of top spots in the capital that you’ll want to make sure to snap photos of.

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September 29, 2014 by
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4 Reasons to Visit Madrid in the Fall

Summer may be high season for tourists in Madrid, but what many visitors don’t know is that the best time of year to get to know the Spanish capital is probably during the fall. From better weather to a better vibe, here are a few reasons why you should get yourself to Madrid during autumn.

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September 22, 2014 by
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Best Places for Paella in Madrid

Paella

Maybe you haven’t heard the word: though quite famous, paella isn’t exactly Spain’s national dish. The tasty concoction in fact originates from the eastern community of Valencia, where its extra-absorbent rice is cultivated from the Albufera; a freshwater lagoon known for producing the perfect paella grain. Since the dish is hardly a Madrid specialty, coming across a decent pan of it isn’t easy to do. But, if you know where to go, then you’ll be devouring Valencia-worthy versions of paella in no time. With that in mind, and your tummy growling, here are three of the city’s most praised arrocerías.

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September 15, 2014 by
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8 Souvenirs to Bring Back From Madrid

You’ve finally made it to Spain and are savoring every last ray of sunshine, sip of wine, and bite of tasty tapas-style cuisine. But wouldn’t it be great if you could bring back more than just memories, photos and generic tchotchkes? Go beyond the postcards and pictures — here are eight ultra-Spanish souvenirs that you can bring home from Madrid.

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September 8, 2014 by
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What to Eat in Madrid: Tortilla Española

As one of the nation’s favorite dishes, tortilla española can be found in cities across Spain. But perhaps there’s no better place to experience a vast sampling of this national favorite than in the country’s capital.

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August 25, 2014 by
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Plaza de Cibeles

Palacio de Cibeles

Cars race along its perimeter, whirling around a chariot-topped fountain that gushes with water, and just as the palace lights up, dominating the evening sky. We’re talking about Plaza de Cibeles, here, one of Madrid’s most celebrated squares, and certainly one of its most beautiful sights.

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August 18, 2014 by
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