Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Madrid. WTR's Madrid map shows you the location of The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Caixa Forum.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Asakura Barra and what to order at Meson de Champion. 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: Museo Nacional del Prado
Now to May 6, 2018 see The Oscar Alnaga Donation
The donation comprises 7 paintings encompassing a broad chronological span, from the late 16th to the mid-19th centuries, by artists from Spain, Italy and Bohemia. All of them were painted in Spain with the exception of the Ligozzi, but four were acquired abroad by the donor, for which reason their entry into the Prado’s collection represents an important enrichment of Spain’s national artistic heritage.