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48 hours of fun & food in Madrid (plus an amazing hotel)

With incredible food, lots to see and do and gorgeous boutique accommodation, Madrid is one of my all time favourite cities. Limited on time? Head to these top spots first...

Plaza Mayor


Yes it’s a chain store, but breakfast at 100 Montaditos is the perfect way to start the day, for just €2.80, you'll get fresh orange juice, coffee and toast with jamon and tomato, sit out in the sun with the Madrileños.


I adore Madrid’s art galleries, one that should be on your itinerary is the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, there are rotating exhibitions and you can see the masterpiece that is Picasso’s Guernica. 


You can’t go to Spain without eating tortilla, head to Pez Tortilla (Calle del Pez 36) for the best in the city, this place is always packed with locals having a bite to eat, follow their lead, the truffle tortilla is out of this world amazing and only costs €3! 


When the weather’s good pick up some rioja and take a picnic over to Retiro Park, there’s a boating lake, gorgeous crystal palace with interesting exhibitions inside and the trees look like clouds.

a tree that looks like a cloud and three women on a bench in retiro park madrid
Retiro Park


La Venecia is a typical old Spanish bar that only serves sherry, it has rustic charm, is moderately priced and Hemingway used to drink here, but don’t try to take photos once inside, they have a strict 'no camera' policy.


For a real treat and to hang out amongst the celeb-set of Spain, book a table at the most Instagrammable restaurant around, Amazonico, then head downstairs to listen to great jazz with a cocktail.

round tables and lights inside restaurant amazonico in madrid
Restaurant Amazonico


Bed down at Hotel Urso, the rooms are beautiful, there's a spa with pool and it's walking distance from some of the best art galleries in Madrid, prices start at £149, per night. 

a bed, two chairs and vase of roses in a room at hotel urso madrid
Hotel Urso


After a late breakfast in Hotel Urso, head over to El Mercado de Motores (open Saturday and Sundays), labelled as one of Madrid’s hippest markets, you can pick up anything from vintage jewellery and clothes to old postcards and delicious paella, all housed in and around an old train station. 


Finish your trip with amazing cocktails at the very hip Cubanismo, this cute Cuban themed bar has a great terrace that's perfect for catching the early afternoon sun, I recommend cocktails, Lady Killer and Cava Libre.

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