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One Night in Madrid

In December 2015, I got a chance to visit Madrid and spent one night there. So let’s go and share some experience together …

Madrid is a very nice city with a historical center and many interesting areas around, like El Escorial palace. However, if you have just short time there, the place you have to visit is Mercado de San Miguel. It is an indoor market with very typical Spanish atmosphere. It is a popular place to spend time in for both tourists and natives. You can find here a plenty of tapas of all kinds – cheese, ham, meat, veggie, sweets, etc. and a selection of various drinks including Spanish wine of course. It is also a place of cultural meetings, entertainment etc. For more information, you can visit its webpage by clicking HERE. It is a perfect place for taking a break and having a great dinner during your exploring  Madrid.

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Mercado de San Miguel
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After good dinner, I got a chance to explore the city. As it was at the beginning of December, the entire city center was full of lights and Christmas atmosphere. Majorly it could be seen on city squares like Plaza Mayor or Plaza del Sol.

Madrid City Hall ( (Spanish: Palacio de Comunicaciones) looks almost white during the day however during the night it is probably the most colorful building in the city.

Some of my favorite places to see everywhere are cathedrals. And this one in Madrid is absolutely gorgeous – Parroquia Santa María de la Almudena.

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Parroquia Santa María de la Almudena

As pretty much every city in Europe also Paris has its Arc of Triumph – in Spanish called Puerta de Alcalá.

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Puerta de Alcala

Madrid can offer you a lot of amazing buildings and places to see. It is definitely a city that is worth to visit. I hope to come back there soon, hopefully in spring or summer this time.


Have you ever been in Madrid? Which place would you recommend me to visit next time? Let me know in comments below.

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