Beautiful Madrid draws millions of visitors each year, not to mention everyone who wants to move to this graceful city. Spain’s capital is known for its vibrant streets, outstanding cuisine, and world-class museums.
There’s so much to see and do in this amazing city that you just might want to stay forever.
If you’re moving to Madrid, consider a furnished Blueground home in lieu of a traditional year-long rental. Having a flexible lease lets you live on your schedule, not your landlord’s, plus you don’t have to waste precious time and energy furnishing your new apartment.
Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar-nominated dramedy chronicles the adventures of an actress who sets out to discover why her lover suddenly left her — and learns a lot more than she bargained for!
The film was shot at Estudios Barajas in Madrid in 1987, and you’ll recognize the city in exterior shots.
Some scenes take place in the city’s stylish Almagro neighborhood, and others in neighboring Salamanca, the site of tomorrow’s adventure.
Saturday: Shopping Spree
After breakfast, head to Madrid’s glamorous Salamanca neighborhood for some retail therapy.
All in all, this lovely area is home to the “Golden Mile.” This is an area of upscale shops and restaurants on and around Serrano and Ortega y Gasset streets.
Whether you’re ready to buy or just window shopping, pace yourself.
All in all, there are many international luxury brands like Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. They all have a presence in Madrid.
The Golden Mile is also home to El Corte Ingles, Spain’s largest department store. This retail showplace dates back to the 1940s and carries almost anything you can imagine!
Finally, You don’t miss Magrit, home to some of the most exclusive (and expensive) shoes in Spain.
Sunday: Cultural Highlights
Today’s adventure takes you to vast El Retiro, a huge park just southeast of Madrid’s city center. You can stroll along landscaped paths between landmarks like the Fountain of the Fallen Angel and the Puerta de Alcalá triumphal arch.
Overall, there are plenty of places to stop for a picnic or just to sip your coffee. Visitors can even rent boats and skim across the surface of the lake.