So, for the past 2 weeks I have been on holiday again, but this time I went to Madrid, Jerez de la Frontiera and Trieste (Italy) with my boyfriend.
For our stay in Madrid we rented an apartment on Airbnb near Plaza Puerta del Sol, which is really central and only a few minutes walk from Gran Via and pretty much everything. When I was younger I went travelling around Spain a lot with my family, and have loved Spain since. However Madrid remained one of the few places I had never visited, so of course I was super excited to FINALLY go… and guess what…I loved it.
We arrived in Madrid around 11am and went to ‘Parque de El Retiro’ (which is like Madrid’s “Central Park”). There we took one of the boats and I honestly think that that was my favourite part of the trip as the park is so beautiful, as you can see from the photos.
We went to 2 museums, the ‘Museo Nacional del Prado’ and ‘Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza’. Both a must-see when travelling to Madrid, they’re quite different so if you’re travelling to Madrid and have enough time definitely see them both. However if you want to visit the ‘Prado’ make sure to go in the morning as the queue in the afternoon looked dreadful… and the museum is also huge so make sure to leave enough time.. I spent nearly 3 hours inside..
We went to Warner Bros theme park where we spent the day as my boyfriends little sister really wanted to go.
Final (half) day:
We went to get coffee at Plaza Mayor and then went to visit the museum Reina Sofia, which has 20th century paintings and holds Picasso’s famous ‘Guernica’. We then left Madrid around lunch time to drive to Jerez (South of Spain).
Hope you liked this post and I will be posting the second part of my trip in Italy soon!