Hi, I’m Ilaria and I spent 2 months here in Madrid, doing an internship with Inhispania!
During my stay, I was always thinking about how to enjoy my period here in Madrid, so now I’m going to give you some tips!
First of all, I think it could be a great idea to see a Flamenco show.
This dance is a professionalised art-form based on the various folkloric music traditions of southern Spain in the autonomous community of Andalusia. In a wider sense, the term refers to a variety of Spanish musical styles developed as early as the 19th century and now has become popular all over the world.
I saw a Flamenco show in the Cardamomo theatre, it was an amazing experience because dancers are very professional and it seems like the music is coursing through their veins. If I have to be truthful, these shows are a little bit expensive but they are worth the price.
2. Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
As you may know, Madrid has many football teams, but the most important are Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
The Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in Madrid, and it has been the home stadium of Real Madrid since its completion in 1947.
The Santiago Bernabéu is one of the world’s most famous football venues and has hosted lots of finals.
So, if you are going to spend a week end here in Madrid, why not watch a Spanish football game?
Of course it’s better to check if the tickets are available in advance, so you don´t get a nasty surprise!
3. Parque del Retiro
Madrid is full of beautiful places, but the one I like most is the Retiro Park. I like going there to relax, read a book or have a picnic. The Retiro Park is a place where you can escape from all the traffic and overcrowded streets, where you can just lay down in the grass and open your mind to imagination.
This park is open every day, from April to September 06.00-00.00 h and from October to March 06.00-22.00 h.
So, if you need a shelter where to chill out, the Retiro Park could be a great place!
4. La Casa de mi Vecina
If you miss home and need something to cheer you up, I think that “La casa de mi vecina” it’s the perfect place for you! This pastry offers the best home-made cakes in Madrid, and it’s also near the school! What more could you want? J
It is open every day from 10 to 22, and it’s located near the Tribunal metro station.
It’s a tiny place, but offers cupcakes, biscuits, slice of cakes and for the greediest, also a whole cake.
5. Hotel Riu
Since June, here in Madrid we have another super hotel with a wide rooftop where to take a beer or cocktail with a friend, it is called the Hotel RIU.
What makes this hotel special is the glass bridge, where it seems to fly.
The position is perfect too, because you can watch the sunset on Gran Vía street.
Before 6 pm you have to pay only 5€ to go up, while if you want to go up later you have to pay 10€, but the good thing is that for both tickets (5 or 10€) you will receive a voucher of 5€ that you can use for a drink on the top.
So, at the end, is not so expensive and the view is literally stunning.
I really recommend this rooftop, because the price for the drinks is worth the view and you can mostly find a table where to enjoy your time!
But, if I seriously have to choose the best place here, in Madrid, of course should be this school, because it gave me so much and I will never forget all the people I met!
All the people, who work here, are amaizing!
It was a pleasure meeting them 🙂