I am heading for Madrid Spain in a few months and wondered if anybody had an idea of what to do/see while there and also what hotels you would recommend, especially one that might be open to offering press rate accommodation in exchange for a mention in my article. I am a published writer and do have outlets so can offer them those. Thanks in advance for any advice/help.
'...the Plaza Mayor, the town’s focal point, is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Europe. Three storied balconied and galleried timber and stone buildings form an irregular four sided shape surrounding ancient cobbles that still host bull fights, theatre productions, cinema sets and in the past, executions, proclamations and one instance of a royal coronation. The town rises away from its fascinating and stunningly pretty centre connected by narrow lanes and shadowy dark courtyards. Agriculture is and always has been the primary source of wealth for Chinchon and its garlic crop is said to be one of the best in the world'.
www.examiner.com/x-29076-SF-World-Travel-Examiner~y2010m1d10-Travel... (freezing in that snow, but it makes for some wonderful pictures!)
Madrid is a great city, and has great places to stay. May we suggest one of the following;
1. AC Santa Mauro
2. Hotel Adler
3. Hotel Orfilia
4. Hotel Puerta America
The Team at Hg2
Michael Kaye said:
Ferne Arfin said:
I would make sure to see Guernica at the Museo Reina Sofia . If you know anything at all about the history of the painting, it is very moving to see it in Spain, especially in the relatively bleak gallery they show it in.
I'd also try to have a pair of espadrilles made at Casa Hernanz on Toledo, 18, just outside Plaza Mayor. It's a fourth generation shop and espadrille factory and a fascinating place to shop and photograph. There is always line of women outside looking in the windows and looking at their own shoes . Very atmospheric.
If you can, have someone Spanish take you to one of the late night Sevillanas clubs where men and women, girls and boys of all shapes, ages and sizes dance this very sexy dance until the sun comes up. And forget your diet to have some chocolate and churros for breakfast.
I also went to see a bull fight when I was in Madrid. I felt I had no right to have an opinion about this activity without seeing it for myself. It was an interesting and intense afternoon and I'd recommend doing it once in your life.
Sheila O'Connor said:
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Julia Coney said: