Thursday, June 11, 2020

Best Things to do on a Girl Trip to Madrid


Hello Travelin Friend!  Today I'm sharing a guest post from the team at Madrid -Discovery, in Spain.  As you know I LOVE girl trips! This is a fabulous guide for planning a vacation with your besties in this epic destination. Madrid is definitely on my bucket list and hopefully will be on yours too.
Madrid will be the perfect city for your next girl's holiday in Spain. Less known than
Barcelona, the capital of Spain will make your holiday unforgettable and you will offer you
things to do to have fun and make the most of your stay. Discover in this post the best
 tips to make your stay in Madrid a success. We'll ll give you the best places to eat,
shop, relax in a spa or go out to party.

Before starting our guide of the best things to do in Madrid during your girls’ holidays here
is a list of nice hotels to spend your stay in Madrid:

Enjoy the Spanish Culture

Visiting Madrid is above all learning about Spanish culture, kings and their history. To
learn more about the Spanish culture and the kings and their histor, we recommend a
visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid. The rooms are magnificent, and the palace is one of the
most beautiful in Europe.

The visit lasts a little over 1hr, 30 min ,  and you will be amazed by the
decorations made of gold. There is also a collection of Stradivarius violins in the Royal
Palace. If you want to take beautiful pictures the Royal Palace will be the ideal place for your

To complete the visit of the Royal Palace in Madrid you can go to the Prado Museum.
There you will find paintings by Goya, Velasquez and Italian Renaissance painters. Most of
the paintings depicting kings were commissioned by the kings themselves and were
exhibited in the royal palace. If you prefer modern art, you will find it in the Reina Sofia Museum.

Taste the Best Tapas Ever

Spanish gastronomy is one of the best in the world and tasting it is a real experience. There are many bars and restaurants in Madrid where you can enjoy tapas or traditional dishes. To eat in one of the best establishments in the city here is our selection of restaurants frequented by locals:

To eat tapas:

The restaurant Lateral is a very good address and offers very good tapas. You will find this restaurant in different places in the city and we recommend the Lateral de la plaza Santa Ana.

If you want to eat tapas near the Plaza Mayor, we advise you to go to the Mercado de San Miguel. There you will find tapas from all over Spain.

To eat a paella:

We advise you to eat a paella at the Los Galayos restaurant. The paella portions are very large, counting a portion of 2 for 3 people

To eat traditional Spanish cuisine:

One of the oldest restaurants in the world are located in Madrid, the Sobrino de Botin, where you can enjoy traditional dishes of very good quality. We advise you to book your table on their website.

Shop the Best Places in Madrid

Shopping in Madrid is very interesting because the shops often offer promotions, even on major brands. You will find in Madrid a multitude of shops ranging from secondhand shops to luxury boutiques such as Loewe or Channel. Here is a list of neighborhoods to go shopping with friends:

  • Malasana: If you're more of a hipster and you like vintage clothes then this is the neighborhood where to go shopping. You will find many shops and some of them offer to buy clothes by the kilos

  • The historic center of Madrid: Ideal to bring back a souvenir to your family

  • Chueca: Located not far from Malasana the Chueca district is full of concept stores and fashion shops. You will find many designers at reasonable prices

  • The district of Salamanca: This is Madrid's most expensive district, where you will find many luxury shops and great fashion designers. Located not far from the Retiro Park it is a modern and pleasant area for shopping

Enjoy a Spa Moment

Madrid offers many SPAs and most hotels also offer massage services. Spending a day sightseeing or shopping in Madrid can be tiring and a massage session will not be out of the question. Here is our selection of the best SPAs in the city:

  • Al Andalus, it is in an oriental decor between different baths that you will enjoy a moment of relaxation. Al Andalus is one of the best SPAs in Madrid. For more information, check them out on the web
  • If you prefer a Thai massage, then The Organic Spa will be perfect. Voted the best spa in Madrid by Condé Nast Traveler magazine it is a unique address in Madrid

Party in the Best Clubs 

Partying in Spain is a unique experience, between a 7-floor club and an ultra-select electro club the Spanish capital has something for everyone. If you're spending your holiday in Madrid with your friends, then you should definitely party in one of the capital's biggest nightclubs. Here is a selection of the three best nightclubs in Madrid:
  • Goya social club, temple of house and electro you will not be disappointed by the ultra-select atmosphere of this club
  •  Kapital, it's in an old theater that this mythical club is located. With 7 floors, you will have the opportunity to change the atmosphere whenever you want. Attended by an international clientele, this club is ideal for meeting new people
  • Gotham, located in the student quarter of Madrid this club is perfect for a night out with the girls. With these two rooms it can accommodate more than 1500 people
About the author:

Maria is originally from Barcelona but has been living in Madrid for 8 years. She is a specialist in Spanish art history and culture and loves visiting the city with friends and spending weekends with her friends. She has been writing about Madrid and Spain in general for 5 years now.

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