been offered somewhere to stay and have a few holidays to use by the end of march. worth it?
But it seems a bit mental that the only place [in England] you can fly from to get to the capital city of Spain is London.
Probably not as good as Barcelona, I don't reckon.
Oh and if its free (probably get a cheap flight easy enough), of course its worth it
i flew liverpool to madrid
But not Birmingham or Manchester.
I've been to Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. I'd rank those cities in the order I typed; Barcelona being the best. There's the "three big museums" to visit and the bars are great too. I went for three nights which was enough to have a look around the city and take it all in.
nice bunch o city though.
Mediterranean cities are always the best in spring time.
I'd go back to whoever's offered you the place to stay and throw it back in their faces.
*I've been there for about 3 hours. It was pissing down with rain at the time. I may not be the most informed respondent here.
I much prefer it to Barcelona - it doesn't have the big list of must sees that Barcelona has (although it does have some), but in terms of friendliness and viiibe it is much nicer. Cheaper too. Also, Madrid is absolutely jam packed with bars and restaurants.
Barcelona in February years ago and the temperature was fine. Oh, Madrid's tube network is great too from what I remember. I went in 2004 so you may want to go on a more current review than mine.
Very easy to find delicious food and cheap beer.I loved bar hopping in Lavapies.
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g187514-d987888-r138510534-Casa_Lastra-Madrid.html. Go for lunch, get the menu del dia.
Go to the big three galleries. Those are the main attractions IMO.
We ate at a bunch of places around the Calle Huertas, which were all good. The Jazz Bar on Calle Moratin is quite good but the drinks are unbelievable expensive. The Mercado de San Miguel is good for a wander and for snacks and sherry.
It' a good city for a few days. I probably prefer Barcelona, but if you like art then it's definitely worth going.
Watch your wallet. I got pickpocketed on the train from the airport.
Fuck Barcelona. Madrid is cheaper, spanisher, and tastier, and more open all nighter.