Jasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
Madrid's a brilliant city. Try and extend your stay if you can, it really is worth it. I've always stayed with a friend, so can't really be of help with hotels. Other than that, I'd say, other than the Prado, don't go with a must-see and must-do list. Be sure to go out drinking in the night.
A word of caution though. It can get boiling in the summer. And - so far I'm the only one I know who thinks this - Madrid smells of ham. And I don't like ham.
Gitano From Puerto Rico, joined Aug 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
I will be going there for Buss however once night falls it will be different. I have heard so much about MAD I can't really wait to be there. The good think is that I will be doing this every 2 weeks until Oct. Any info on spotting
This will get you a room in a 3 to 4 star hotel for 50euros +iva
By all means go to the Plaza Mayor but don't sit on the terraces their tourist traps, you can get the same much cheaper else where.
For spotting I suggest if you have a car to drive to Paracuellos del Jarama great view of the entire airport. Also drive to IB industrial area, from the roadway you can get a good view of the aircraft approaching.
Hope you have a Good time while your here.
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