2 Day trip
Day one of your Madrid holiday
On the first day, spend the morning looking through the gallery of the Museo del Prado at the masterworks and take a tour (There are many on offer) of the Paseo del Prado, past the great fountains of the Plaza de la Cibeles and Fuente de Neptuno. Have lunch around the area of the Plaza anta ana. Then walk through the Puerta del Sol to reach Madrids times square, the area the natives of Spain gather to ring during the new year. From there head towards the plaza Mayor. Then rush behind the magnificent modern Iron and glass Mercado de San Miguel, cutting through the small Calle Puñonrostro and Plaza de la Villa, keep going until you reach the brilliant church of San Nícolas de los Servitas moving onto the Plaza de Oriente, where there are many tours going around the Teatro Real and Palacio Real area. If you decided to take a holiday during the summer months you can now sit at a terrace table at El Ventorrillo (Found in the southern area of Calle Bailén’s Viaducto) to take in the wondrous Spanish sunset. To finish off you can try one of the many tapas bars found at the Cava de San MigueL.
Day two of your Madrid holiday
On day two, start out at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, famous for its works of Picasso’s art. Have a quick lunch at the Cava Baja, found at La Latina, then call in at the close by Basílica de San Francisco el Grande. If your hunger for art isn’t satisfied yet. you can venture into the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza finishing the day with a walk at sunset around the Parque del Buen Retiro area.
Day Three and four of your Madrid Holiday
If you are lucky enough to have more then two days to travel to the great capital of Spain, follow the step above on your first two days, and then on day number three go visit either the Toldedo, or the Segovia for the day. When you reach day four, use this day to take a break the art galleries and walk around the wonderful neighborhoods of Plaza Santa Ana, Chueca, taking a lunch break at the lovely Calle Barbieri and Calle Libertad. Task a brisk stroll from Centrode Conde Duque to the Templo de Debod, to catch a great view of the setting Spanish sun. Finnish off your four day holiday by having a small drink on any of the terraces on Calle Rosales.
More then four days in Madrid
If you are planning on having more then a four day holiday, there is still much to see, whether spending an entire day shopping at the Salamanca neighborhood, or any of the other tens of galleries of art on offer. Look out for shows and concerts to be done, and spend a little time at any of the nightclubs that can be found
The next part of this guide will cover a guide about the bullfighting shows in Madrid.