Madrid in Three Days: First Day

Three days in Madrid: First day

We arrived at the Adolfo Suarez Airport ( Madrid)  in a fligth of IBERIA, and took the Metro of Madrid (you can also take the commuter train with combinations) and arrived at the Sol station. We arrived at the hotel (3 blocks away) and then we prepared to walk the city.


Three days madrid Plaza Mayor
Madrid in Three Days: First Day

chocolateria san gines - Three days madrid

In Madrid There is a very old chocolate shop near there. A classic in Madrid. The Chocolateria San Gines. There you can order the classic chocolate with churros. a delight

Walking Madrid

We take again the Calle Mayor, its continuation called the San Jerónimo Carrera. When this street ends is the Fountain of Neptune, one of the most famous fountains of the city.

Carrera de san jeronimo- Three days madrid

Parque del retiro- Three days madrid

The Retiro Park: Discovering Madrid in Three Days

On the left you can see the Prado Museum, which will be discussed later, on the third day of visit A few blocks later and we are in the retirement park. The most famous in the City of Madrid and in other times a real hunting ground.

Crystal palace Parque del retiro- Three days madrid

Crystal palace Parque del retiro- Three days madrid

Walking the park on foot is very tiring since it is very large, so you can rent some of the bikes that are right at any of the entrances

Parque del retiro- Three days madrid

Parque del retiro- Three days madrid

 

We recommend the places of more interest (See on the map). Palaces of Madrid

  • The Crystal Palace ( Palacio de Cristal)
  • The Velazquez Palace ( El Palacio de Velazquez)
  • The Big Pond of El retiro – ( Gran Estanque de El retiro -Madrid )
  • The Parterre Square – ( La plaza Parterre)

Felipe IV gate -Parque del retiro- Three days madrid

Felipe IV gate -Parque del retiro- Discovering Madrid in Three Days
Madrid in Three Days: First Day

Alcala Gate

Leaving El Retiro park through the Felipe IV gate, take the right on Calle Alfonso XII, until the park ends. There is La Puerta de Alcala. It is a door of neoclassical style and monumental aspect similar to the Arches of Triumph of the Roman Empire. It was built in 1778.

Alcala gate -Parque del retiro- Discovering Madrid in Three Days

The curious thing about this construction is that it is the first triumphal arch built in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, being older than others such as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris ( 1806) and the Brandenburg Gate ( 1788)  in Berlin. 

Cibeles Fountain & Building Three days madrid

Cibeles Fountain & Building Three days madrid

cibeles fountain Discovering Madrid in Three Days

Being in the plaza of La Puerta de Alcala, you can see the fountain of Las Cibeles (see map) We walk a few blocks and we can enjoy this magnificent fountain.


cibeles fountain Three days Madrid: First day

Cibeles Fountain & Building Three days madrid

Being in the plaza of La Puerta de Alcala, you can see the fountain of Las Cibeles (see map) We walk a few blocks and we can enjoy this magnificent fountain. Also in front you can see the building Cibeles or building of the Americas, which can be visited and access to a viewpoint with magnificent views. Chek the indispensable travel gadgets to visit Madrid

End of de First day. Discovering Madrid in Three Days

Madrid in Three Days: First Day
Madrid in Three Days: First Day

 

Three days Madrid. Second day

Continuing along the Calle Mayor we reach the Almudena Cathedral, which dates back to April 1883 and was built by King Alfonso XII who laid the first stone of the new building. read more…

 


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