☼ 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.

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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.

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The Retiro Park

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.

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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



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

  • 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)
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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.

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. 

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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.




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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

End of de First day. Three days Madrid

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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.

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See in Wikipedia

Puerta de Alcala – Alcala Door

Museo del Prado – Prado Museum

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