So ill be visiting Madrid for 3.5 days and 4 nights at the beginning of October, and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what to do there. Unfortunately i couldn't swing a longer trip, (connections from LAX on non US carriers arrive late in the day unfortunately) . I was planing to visit all the standard sights, such as the Prado, Royal Palace, and Reina Sofia Art Museum, as well as explore the Plaza Mayor and Puerta de Sol areas. Ill be staying close to Puerta de Sol, so this should all be easy...
My question is about nightlife and Tapas..i got a Rick Steves guidebook, but some of his suggestions don't really seam that great, i was wondering, does any one know of some good tapas bar in the center of Madrid? Any suggestions?
Also, would i have time to do a trip to Toledo? Kinda picked some bad days apparently fri, sat, sun and mon, but i have been told Toledo is really worth it. I was also curios about Avila or Segovia, but I'm not sure i can swing that...which would be better? Segovia and Avila,or Toledo? Im a big history buff, so i know the whole area has a huge amount of historical sights to visit.
I would appreciate any suggestions on nightlife, tapas, and other attractions that may be interesting. i speak Spanish(thankfully) so language shouldn't be an issue, but this is my first trip to MAD.
Thanks in advance