Beautiful Spain: four reasons to visit Madrid

Beautiful Spain: four reasons to visit Madrid

 

If you are going to visit Spain for the first time, your compulsory stop is sunny Madrid. Your love for Spain will begin from this city. No one can resist his charm, so be prepared to receive a lot of new impressions and pleasures. You will open an amazing world of exquisite architecture, a few strange museums and the unique mentality of local residents. You can write a high-grade article about them, by the way. This is a really cheerful and friendly people! So as Russian women for dating – you can take one of those beautiful girls for the adventure of your life.

 

Let’s start our journey: Plaza de la Puerta del Sol

 

After your plane lands at the airport in Madrid and you rest in the hotel, take a taxi and head straight for the Plaza de la Puerta del Sol. This is a truly unique place. Eight streets intersect here at once forming a kind of solar plexus of Madrid. The history of this square began in ancient times. There was the protective wall surrounding the city with the gates in the middle. They were called “la Puerta del Sol”, which later became the name of the square.

 

This place can be called a testing ground for every new stuff which appeared in Madrid. This was the place where the first gas lamp appeared and it was here that electricity was first produced. The first car in Madrid drove exactly through the Plaza de la Puerta del Sol.The first line of the Madrid metro began under this place in the distant 1917.

 

Getting acquainted with the capital of Spain should start with the Plaza de la Puerta del Sol.

 

Abandoned subway station

 

No, we do not convince you to become diggers. You can visit real abandoned subway station without backpacks, lanterns and the risk of staying there forever. The museum is located on the site of the abandoned metro station “Chamberi” today. You can absolutely safely descend deep under the earth and see this place as it was 100 years ago!

 

This is an exciting journey for both fans of history and for those who like interesting and original photos. Do not regret spending a couple of hours on this place, it’s worth it.

 

Gourmet Restaurant

 

Our next stop in Madrid will please gourmets especially. If you want to pamper and surprise your taste buds, then you should visit the famous The Restaurante Villa Magna. You can try unique exotic dishes and treat yourself to masterpieces of confectionery art there.

The main characters in this restaurant are the chef Amalio Prados and his team. Believe me, these guys are real professionals. A distinctive feature of this place is a respectful attitude towards local products. Therefore, they always have a few cool dishes regardless of the season.

 

Almudena Cathedral

 

Have you ever seen a building that has been built for over a hundred years? No? But in there is one in Madrid. Opposite the Arms Square of the Royal Palace is the Almudena Temple. The first stone in its foundation was laid in 1884 by Alfonso XII. The king, heartbroken because of the death of his wife from tuberculosis, decided to build a tomb for her. Unfortunately he was not able to see the finished building because of the grand scale of construction. It was completed only in 1993.

 

The cathedral was consecrated by the Pope John Paul II which became an important event in the modern history of Spain.

 

9 comments for “Beautiful Spain: four reasons to visit Madrid

  1. mrsshukra
    April 8, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    This post brought back memories, I want to go back!

  2. Barrie
    April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I’ve never been to Spain but it’s on my list! Sounds like a beautiful area.

  3. rita leonard
    April 17, 2017 at 6:50 am

    sounds wonderful. My daughter went and she loved it

  4. Ann
    April 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I was able to visit Spain for a month when I was a teenager, and still fluent in Spanish. (I mention this because my fluency has slipped quite a bit!)
    It is a wonderful place. And so vibrant and fast-paced, too. I remember it as being very different, culturally, than where I had been living at the time (Chicago; U.S.). Lots of differences, large and small. Daily life seemed to operate at a different pace, and on a different “schedule.” Very amazing!

  5. Linda Manns Linneman
    April 30, 2017 at 9:26 am

    This sounds like a great vacation. I have never been out of the country but I would love to. I love seeing history and where it all started. Thank you so much for sharing

  6. Katie Usher
    June 7, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    would love to travel especially to Madrid SPAIN

  7. Jo-Ann Brightman
    June 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I visited Spain and Madrid many years ago and would love to return there.

  8. Peggy Johnson
    June 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Madrid has been on my travel list for years. The more I read about it, the more I want to go.

  9. June 19, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I would love to go to Spain and Madrid. I’ve heard how beautiful it is. The old subway sounds interesting and so many sites to see. Thanks for the post.

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