Top 5 Madrid: Alessia

Our intern Alessia is about to leave after five months here with us. Before going back home, she wants to recommend us few places in Madrid. These are Alessia’s top 5 places in the capital of Spain.

1. Retiro

Madrid is full of parks, but the most famous one is definitely the Retiro Park and this is maybe the most beautiful park of Madrid. You can have a walk or a run, see some artists making music or just relax in the sun. There is also this great possibility to sail away in a small rowing boat at the lake in the middle of the park.

2. Garden of Salvador Bachiller in Calle de la Montera

Salvador Bachiller is a bag store chain in Spain and the shops are nicely decorated from the inside. The best thing of these stores is that they have a little restaurant on their upper floor. One of them even has a secret garden where you can sit outside and enjoy the nice flowers and plants with a cup of tea and some cake. This store is located in Calle de la Montera, 37.

3. La Pentola Mágica

This Italian restaurant is close to the metro station Menéndez Pelayo. It is a typical Italian restaurant and has a wide menu. All the pasta and pizzas are homemade. Also, for only 9 euros you can get a three dishes menu of the day for lunch.

4. Teleférico

This cable car is one of the best ways to see the city of Madrid from up in the air. Teleférico shows you some beautiful parts of Madrid, such as the Royal Palace, the river and Casa de Campo. The cable car is the perfect outcome for sightseeing and relaxing at the same time.

5. Mercado de San Miquel

Spain is famous for its tapas and Madrid is full of nice places to eat a tapa or drink a wine. Especially in one of their typical markets: “Mercado de San Miquel”. This market is close by Plaza Mayor and it is full of little stands with different types of finger foods and drinks. Also, it is pretty close to Inhispania so it’s the best option if you want to grab a little snack after class.