WE GIVE YOU TIPS TO KNOW THE MAIN POINTS OF SPANISH CAPITAL IN SOME HOURS
TEXT: VALDIR FERNANDES AND LYGIA AZEVEDO
PHOTOS: DISCLOSURE AND SHUTTERSTOCK
Madrid is a vibrant city with many attractions, but the fact that many of them are nearby makes it easy for those who have little time to venture there, as was the case with VemTambém publishers Samara and Valdir Fernandes. In a connection of a few hours, they got to know some of the main points of the capital of Spain. With the new Air Europa flight, making a stopover or a longer connection may be a great option to visit the Spanish capital. At first, a good suggestion for the airport / center route is to use a taxi. The price is fixed (30 euros), just a little more expensive than Uber (25 euros) and makes it more convenient for those who have some difficulty with language and localization. One of the biggest advantages of Madrid is that it can make many walks. One of the unmissable places is the Royal Palace, which was the residence of kings from Charles III to Alfonso XIII (1931), and allows a journey through the history of Spain. Although not inhabited by current monarchs, it remains the official residence of kings and is used for events and meetings. There is usually a line to enter the palace, so it’s good to make a schedule if you’re in a hurry. Plaza Mayor is another must stop. Built in the 16th century, it is 129 meters long by 94 meters wide and is surrounded by porticoes and three-story buildings. In the past, it was the scene of famous Spanish bullfights. Nowadays, it is a very nice place and you can enjoy to eat typical food there. Speaking of food, at Mercado San Miguel you can find the most delicious and varied tapas, which are the famous Spanish appetizers. In Madrid is the oldest operating restaurant in the world. The Botin Sobrino has existed since 1725 and its carrochefe is the roasted cochinillo (roast suckling pig). It really is very good, worth checking out. Another delicious indication is the Chocolateria Los Nuevos Alpes, where you will find the wonderful and traditional Spanish churros. To get to know Madrid well, just one day is not enough, but if you have a long connection there, it is very valid to use the time to walk around the city. The above points are some of the main ones and can easily be visited within a few hours as they are within a radius of less than 1 km. Photos referring to the San Miguel Market. In the picture above: outside; In the picture below: inside.
Samara and Valdir Fernandes in front of the gates of the Royal Palace.