Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Madrid. WTR's Madrid map shows you the location of The Temple of Debod and The Cerralbo Museum.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Los Chuchis and what to order at Cafe Federal. Then you're off to Barcelona.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Madrid
Getting around in Madrid
Public transportation in Madrid
WTR's Tony Transit says the best way to see the sites in Madrid is walking. Tony also say if you want to use public transportation check out (http://www.spain.info/en_US/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/grandes-ciudades/madrid/como_moverse_madrid.htm)
Note: You should consider purchasing the Madrid Art Walk Pass. It covers your admission and lets you skip the lines for the Prado, Reina Sofia and the Thyssen.
Aerocity is a transportation service specializing in door to door passenger transfer from the city to the airport and vice versa.
People Watching in Madrid
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is The Puerta del Sol, the Times Square of Madrid.
Beverages in Madrid
WTR's Larry Lager says n the summer you can order a Tri-Naranjun or a horchata. The standards are coffee, beer and wine - sherry is popular.
Dining in Madrid
Our Carlota Cuisine says Ribeira do Mino - L & D: Tu-Su, c/Santa Brigida,1, 915 219 854 is a must do for seafood lovers.
Here you'll find wonderful Galician seafood - octopus, hake, sole but also pork shoulder and steak. Try the house Ribeiro or the Albarino.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Madrid
WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best areas to look for are the Plaza de Santa Barbara, Paseo de Castellana and Cava Baja.
Shopping in Madrid
Our Shari Shopper says the Salamanca neighborhood has the best boutiques and for adventure - Shari says the Chueca, Fuencarral and the Rastro Flea Market are worth investigating.
Business Information for Madrid
Here is help in regard to your business in Madrid: (http://madrid.usembassy.gov/doing-business-spain.html)
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Madrid
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Madrid
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Now to September 17, 2018 see Eusebio Sempere
The Museo Reina Sofía presents a retrospective on Eusebio Sempere (Onil, Alicante, 1923–1985), one of the foremost figures in twentieth-century Spanish art who shared the platforms and ideas of Kinetic Art and whose work was set apart through its light- and colour-based poetics. “It’s an art that is simultaneously concrete, poetic, logical, and even urban”, was how art critic and essayist Vicente Aguilera Cerni described Sempere’s work. The exhibition brings together around 170 pieces, including watercolours, gouaches, luminous reliefs, collages, paintings, mobiles, sculptures and interdisciplinary projects, in addition to a documentary section on the period stretching from 1949 to the early 1980s