We spent a short three day trip to Madrid. I wouldn’t mind adding one more day but we had two more cities to explore. If I had more time, I would visit their museums. Madrid is a vibrant city with friendly people. Apparently, it is a sunny city (over 300 days of sunshine per year), so it’s perfect for those who loves hot weather or those who suffers from SAD. I’m definitely the former.
No, we didn’t purposely co-ordinate our outfits, but it worked out fine. =)
We had dinner at Taberna El Sur. This is our favourite Spanish restaurant. We loved it so much we went twice within three days. And of course, we always start dinner with sangrias.
Always down for Jamón Ibérico ham :)
Random chicken curry dish but boy was I ever happy to order this.
These prawns were so tasty. They were big and juicy – definitely satiated my hunger.
Beef tenderloin filet steak with Roquefort sauce – every dish was impressive. I’m not those type that likes to order a huge piece of meat, but it was delicious, lucky we shared everything.
I can’t leave Spain without having more churros.
After dinner, we went to the Royal Palace which was only a 5 minute walk from our hotel. It was love at first sight. It’s so grand, elegant, and simply magical. It used to be the official residence of the Royal family, but these days they only use it for state ceremonies.
The next day, we visited the Royal Palace again since it’s so close by. Such a different feel from night and day.
I wish I had more time, would love to visit the interior.
The Almudena Cathedral is right across from the Royal Palace. Just as beautiful and attractive.
After eating Spanish food consecutively for 4 meals, I was craving for some Asian food.
We had lunch at Miyama. I rely a lot on Yelp reviews and lucky, the reviews for this restaurant were reliable. These sushi were fresh and beautifully plated.
Just in case you don’t know, I love watching soccer. I can’t wait for the World Cup next year.
After lunch, we went shopping on the Gran Vía (the main shopping street in central Madrid). I saw some really cute phone cases.
I walked into this enormous Primark (second biggest Primark in the chain). Like any other big stores, I had a headache walking around so we went to Zara instead. Btw, Zara shopping is wonderful in Spain, so many more choices and a bit cheaper than North America.
So, that’s the end of my Madrid post. I miss claras and churros the most. Hope you enjoy the post. See you guys next in one of the most romantic cities in Europe: Paris. Adios!