I am going to be in Madrid, Spain for a few days. Most of my time is scripted. However, I had the afternoon of New Year's Eve free. Do you have any suggestions on what to do? I am already going to the Prado, taking a walking tour, and a bus tour. I am looking for something that is a must see or do. I am a female in my early 40s. I may or may not be able to get someone else to go with me.
I need to get a Christmas present for my mom (I KNOW HOW LITTLE TIME THERE IS LEFT, THANK YOU!). I'd really like it to be related to our recent trip to Spain, ideally somehow either to the flamenco dancer Adrian Sanchez or to the Cortylandia display in Madrid. Any ideas welcome! [more inside]
Help me plan a trip to Granada/Madrid for early December! [more inside]
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I'm visiting Madrid from 25 October till 1 November and Paris from 1 till 5 November. Any suggestions for evening entertainment such as raves or halloween parties? [more inside]
After some recent immersion in learning Spanish, watching Spanish films and going to Spanish conversation Meetups, I have realised I might want to have a go at teaching English as a Second Language in either Barcelona or Madrid. I have a few questions about the feasability of this at my age (42) given that the Spanish economy is not in great shape and my resume has a massive hole in it. [more inside]
Simple question: Where do we need to eat and sleep in Madrid and Barcelona?
We are planning a summer trip to Spain (4 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Girona).
The Girona portion of the trip is set -- dinner at El Celler de Can Roca
for an extravagant birthday experience.
What we need are suggestions for restaurants and hotels in Madrid and Barcelona.
(We're also planning day trips to Segovia and Toledo, so you could include lunch spots in those places if you'd like.)
A few notes: we are fairly sophisticated dinners, but we also love simple, straightforward food-of-the-people. Our hotel tastes run toward contemporary/modern, but we're not opposed to something classic -- we just want to avoid international chains.
Thanks for any/all suggestions!
I'm going to Madrid and Barcelona next week. Anything amazing going on? [more inside]
I'm going to Spain in November and desperately need hotel suggestions! [more inside]
I am in Madrid for three days for work - where should I go in the evenings? [more inside]
I seek your Madrid-based suggestions! [more inside]
I need a laundromat in Madrid, Spain. They seem to not exist and the threads online that list a few are quite old and the locations no longer exist (see: this thread and note
Surely this is not so. If none exists, an acceptable laundry service that will, for a reasonable price, wash and dry clothes without heavily perfumed (or perfume free) detergent [not a dry cleaning] will do... preferably near Gran Via, but anywhere will do at this point.
Where can we make out with Spanish boys and what foodie things can I not miss in Spain? [more inside]
What's the best way (i.e., least expensive and safest) to get tickets for the Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona football/soccer game? [more inside]
Three friends and I are in Madrid. Where should we go to watch today's Spain v Switzerland match? [more inside]
I'm going on a trip to Spain with my classmates on Wednesday, any advice? [more inside]
My husband and I are going on vacation in May, and need hotel recommendations for Madrid. We will be there for a couple of days at the start of our trip, and a couple more days at the end. (The middle part is tooling around Morocco in a car and lazing at a resort in Gran Canaria, so wouldn't mind tips for those spots either.) We are looking for something comfortable and reasonably priced and close enough to transport that we don't have to rent a car. [more inside]
I'm in Madrid this semester, and would like to pick up an old rangefinder camera (film) or similar for around 20 euros. Is digging around antique shops and similar my best bet? Do you know a place? Or are there actually some not-terribly-expensive used camera shops in this big pretty city? Are there secondhand shops/thrift stores at all in this town? Aware of El Rastro, tried once with no luck and will probably try again Sunday. I'll also be in London next weekend and am not opposed to buying it there if you know a place. [more inside]
How big of a headache will it be getting to either the Madrid or Barcelona airport using public transport at about 4am local time on a Wednesday? Would it be significantly easier in one city than another? [more inside]
What can we not miss in our two week trip to Spain? [more inside]
In a few weeks I will be moving to Madrid (Spain) for 3-6 months. I am used to cycling to work and I am trying to determine if that might be possible there. Is it common to see cyclists on the road in Madrid? Are there cycling lanes? Are drivers used to driving around cyclists or am I having a deathwish?
Any further pointers, opinions and advice highly appreciated. Thanks!
I'm leaving for Spain tomorrow and going to Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Cordoba. Can anyone recommend any truly bizarre museums in any of these cities? I'm a big fan of things like deformed fetuses in jars and old medical instruments. Other types of off-beat, funny museum suggestions would be great too. Thanks!
Non-Spanish speaking history enthusiast foodies in Madrid. Is the Wellington Society of Madrid
worth it? [more inside]
What are the best locations for taking pictures of Barcelona/Madrid? [more inside]
Where in Washington DC will I be able to watch el clasico
(Barcelona v Real Madrid) this Sunday afternoon at 1pm? [more inside]
How can I use my iPhone in Spain without running up a ridiculous bill? [more inside]
Madrid this Friday and Saturday: Any way to get my boyfriend to a sports game? [more inside]
What are some of the best things to do in Spain in October? [more inside]
How do we make the most out of our trip to Spain? [more inside]
Help me plan an October European vacation (starting/ending in Madrid) on the cheap! [more inside]
Getting from Benicassim to Madrid. [more inside]
How does the cost of living in Madrid compare to NYC? How much should I expect to pay for a one-bedroom apartment in a desirable neighborhood in Madrid? [more inside]
What can two people with little money do in Madrid (and in particular, Aranjuez) during a week at the end of May? [more inside]
How do I fulfill my dream of getting my MBA in Spain? (Argentina is on the menu too). My main goal is to get my MBA, and I am currently a United States Citizen, however I have family in Spain. [more inside]
I'm a qualified British TEFL teacher with about 2 years experience living in the UK. I want to teach in Spain and have applied for a few jobs online in the last month but heard nothing. I am thinking of just moving to Madrid to find work, is that the only realistic way of getting a job quickly (I don't have a lot of cash) or should I hold on and try and secure a job before I leave?
I need information about Noxer, the pollution absorbing pavement, and fast! [more inside]
MadridApartmentSearch Filter: I recently moved to Madrid to study for a year, but have a terrible experience with my current flatmates and I'm looking for another place to stay. Can I expect to find a studio apartment in the sub-400euro range, or is it too much to ask for? [more inside]
I'm giving a talk in Aranjuez, Spain (southern part of Madrid metro area) in mid July and will be in the area for a week. Can anyone tell me about Aranjuez? How far is it from the center of Madrid and is it easy to get into the city?
At the Madrid airport, will I be able to get off an international flight coming from North America and then make it on to another flight - different airline, going to Lisbon - in just under two hours (1 hr 50 min to be exact)? [more inside]
Advice about traveling alone in Morocco and Madrid, or about solo travel more generally? [more inside]
The last weekend in August: Madrid or Lisbon? [more inside]
Real Madrid Tickets, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, More inside... [more inside]
Where to meet a friend in Madrid? We need something very precise, since our cell phones will not be working! [more inside]
My girlfriend and I (both college students) want to go on an extravagant vacation this January for $600 each. How should we do it? [more inside]
Strange Travelling Filter: I am trying to get to Singapore in the next few weeks from Madrid or New Jersey. Intrigued? Read on and humor me. [more inside]
What is a fun area to live in Madrid? La Latina? [more inside]
Work for an English-speaking nurse in Madrid? [more inside]
It's Friday evening in Madrid, I got some money cause I just got paid. Oh how I wish I had somewhere to go to... [more inside]
I have a 15-hour layover in Madrid, 10pm-1pm on a Monday night (ouch, but definitely worth it overall in this case). General advice or any personal experience there would be much appreciated! I'm looking for spots in the airport to sit and work on my laptop (ideally even with electrical outlets) and spots for a quick nap or some sleep. I'm fine sleeping in chairs. I'll only have two small pieces of hand luggage. The airport is mostly smoke-free and I need that, so buses into the city probably won't work for me. I've seen this