A Cultural & Artsy visit to the Spanish Capital

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Are you one of those people who are passionate with museums, with art and with culture? Are you one of those people who prefer spending a day in a cultural center meeting people and socializing with the locals instead of drinking beers in some bar? Are you one of those people who appreciate a sunny day in the park reading a book? Are you one of those people who get crazy excited to learn and to adjust into a city’s life & culture even if it’s for a few days?! If you have answered “yes” in more than two of those questions, I guess that’s the right page to be!

Many people believe that when you’re only traveling to one place, without having the chance to live in it you cannot really understand and be a part of its culture; agreed… adjusting into a new culture it’s not the easiest thing, but with a few local suggestions you might get at least a good glimpse of it! Below I’ve prepared a list of activities and things to do while visiting the capital of Spain, Madrid. Feel free to go off the beaten track and explore places and things that will help you broaden your horizons and learn new things about the Spanish culture.

Do not miss the chance to visit some of the capitals’ cultural centers, to join their activities, to participate in their weekly projects, to make new friends, or even to learn Spanish!

Explore the city’s food markets and taste the authentic Spanish cuisine! Pure and fresh ingredients coming from the Spanish land, combined with chorizo and jamon will guarantee you an amazing culinary experience!

Visit some of the most significant museums and admire artworks made by famous artists such as Picasso!

Grab a book and spend your day under a tree in one of the city’s green paradise. Rent a bike and roam through the park while avoiding the crowded shopping streets and noise!

El Retiro - Jardines del Buen Retiro de Madrid
El Retiro - Jardines del Buen Retiro de Madrid
Plaza de la Independencia, s/n, 28009 Madrid, Spain

Explore some of the city’s alternative neighborhoods, have a street “botellon” with your friends and pay visit to the small and local bars that are usually well hidden in the city’s narrow streets!

Not happy yet? Rent a car and visit the cities surrounding Madrid! Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca & Avila offer great getaways and guarantee you a medieval experience that you won’t ever forget!

Be alternative in Madrid and enjoy the city’s awesome life ! Enjoy!

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Chrisa Lepida

Chrisa Lepida

My name is Chrisa and I come from Greece. As nature lover, winter sports addict and Erasmus obsessed, I’m always writing about these topics.

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