My Favorite Things To Do In Spain Where to stay, eat and what to see around the city of MadridJessica Hart
H&M dress – (Worn as a top) – similar top | ASOS shorts | H&M boots | ZARA bag
After an incredibly restful and reviving 9 days spent traveling through Spain with my husband, I’m happy to be back and share My favorite things to do In Spain. All my favorite sites, what I ate and experienced throughout this amazing trip. This was just the break I needed. This probably won’t be extremely detailed to every single thing we did on this trip, but we did vlog our whole experience and you can watch our travel life here on our youtube channel.
Madrid is filled with amazing food, nightlife, bars, clubs and endless shopping. This is definitely the place to be if you love to bar hop until 6am. Seriously, our AirBnB apartment was right in one of the main squares and we could hear everything.
We chose to stay in an airbnb while in spain to experience the the way of life and local living in madrid. It was extremely safe and easy to get around by foot if you are interested in staying in an apartment while you are here. Here’s the link to the apartment we stayed in and you can also check our vlog for a full apartment tour. If interested check out this link for $40 in AirBnB travel credit. The photo below was taken from our balcony over looking one of the main squares on our block.
There were a few things I knew I wanted to see or do before coming to Madrid. Beside eating and shopping which I will get to later, I really wanted to see a Flamenco show while I was here. Although this might be an extremely touristy thing to do the apartment we were staying at had a restaurant and flamenco theater right next door which made it easy to reserve tickest. To give you a bit of background of what flamenco dancing is, the earliest origin dates back to 1774 in southern Spain. It’s a traditional art-form and dancing style which includes singing, guitar playing and finger snapping. I was able to get a seat right at the stage and it was absolutely amazing to watch and experience.
Another must do thing on my list was to experience the Mercado San Miguel. This is a large food marketplace right in the middle of Madrid, think tapas on an extreme level. We ended up going for a light dinner or snack before heading to the Flamenco show. It was loud, crowded and filled from end to end of tapas vendors serving the most delicious and creative tapas you can think of. My eyes went immediately for the stuffed olives vendor. I think I was first overwhelmed by all the different choices I had to choose from but then came the ordering. You need to be fast scream out your order and have your money ready. It was a little intense but really exciting at the same time.
I hope you enjoyed the few things I ate, did and where we stayed while in Madrid. Stay tuned for my experience in Barcelona next!