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Walking Around Madrid…
Madrid is known as a walking city, because as you might have guessed, it’s easy to walk or hop just about anywhere!

Don’t forget your walking shoes when you pack your suitcase.

It’s handy to have a map and an idea of what you want to do and see, but it’s also fun to see where your feet take you. There are plazas on almost every corner, famous and no-so famous statues, restaurants, shops, gelato stands, and beautiful parks. Every corner of Madrid is waiting to be explored.


I'm not afraid!

Situated between the Plaza de la Puerta del Sol and the Plaza de Canalejes on Carrera de San Jeronimo, we found an interesting little restaurant called, La Taurina.

Mounted bullheads that line the entire length of the restaurant were the main attraction, but the colorful tiled walls that depicted various aspects of a bull’s life were interesting to look at as well. Black and white photographs of famous matadors completed the scene.

La Taurina

Don’t miss the Museo del Jamon (Ham Museum) across the street. It really isn’t a museum, but rather a restaurant and it truly is a sight to see. Upon entering, you can’t help but notice the slabs of meat lining the walls, and overflowing from every display case in the place.


What a Bargain!

We found a great deal here… for 2 Euros we got a drink (soda, water, beer, etc.), a bocadillo (sandwich with cheese and/or meat), and a piece of fruit. It was very crowded, so we ordered our food for take out.


Gelato~So many flavors, so little time!

Keep Walking Around Madrid….What Do You Think You’ll See Next?


Gelato can be found just about everywhere in Madrid and we stopped and had a treat every chance we got. Some of the flavors we tried included: mango, pistachio, citrus, hazelnut, and watermelon. Yum!


Paella is one of my favorite new things to eat!

Before leaving on our trip, we had read that you can’t visit Spain without first trying paella. With that thought in mind, we set out on our very first day in Madrid to find a restaurant that served this traditional rice dish. We didn’t have to walk far! We found a great little restaurant very close to the Plaza de Santa Anna, that offered a quaint dining atmosphere and delicious paella.


I found this beautiful señorita in front of an arts and crafts store at the Plaza Mayor

Travel Frog Fun Fact!

Polly the Travel   Frog

The word señorita is the Spanish word for an unmarried woman or girl.

Another fun thing to do while you’re in Madrid is to check out El Rastro which is a huge flea market that’s only open on Sundays. Even if you don’t like to shop, it’s an amazing sight to see with all the vendors selling their wares.

Walking Around Madrid

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