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Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

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Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

Hello,

My grandmother and I (I'm 18) will be traveling to Madrid this December for 3-4 days. She walks slowly and is physically somewhat limited. Given this and the cold weather, we would like to keep most of our activities indoors. We love art, history, culture, food, etc. Please send suggestions for what to do!

Best,

jmp

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1. Re: Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

The first thing is to look for an accommodation in an area suited to your interests (art, history, food ...) My recommendation is Las Letras aka Huertas.

What's on in Madrid:

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2. Re: Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

Jonah: Take a look at the section to the right of this forum page (full website version) where you will find lots of suggestions.

There are lots of museums and art galleries, foodie markets like Mercado San Miguel and San Anton, countless tapas bars. Checkout the Archeological museum on Calle Serrano. The Royal Palace is worth a visit too.

As your grandma has limited mobility, you could take a tour on the hop on hop off bus by City Tours which has two routes, historic and modern. If the weather is inclement the upper deck is covered. This is a good way to see the city.

Taxis are inexpensive and can be flagged down on the street, so these could also be used to help your grandma go from place to place.

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3. Re: Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

Downtown Madrid is the Gran Via, which has many hotels, restaurants and stores. Most of the biggest attractions are all within a 2 km radius of each other. You can use Booking.com to screen hotels or apartments in this area (Madrid City Center). The most upscale area is the Barrio Salamanca (the safest barrio) and Calle Serrano is the 5th Avenue of Madrid. It is suggested to stay in Madrid for at least 4 days. One can do day trips to Toledo, Segovia and El Escorial. Read about these day trips in the top questions of the Madrid forum.

Must see places are the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Thyssen Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Sorolla Museum, Cerralbo Museum, Plaza Mayor, El Retiro Park, Basilica of San Francisco El Grande.

Good Restaurants:

1. Botin (Calle Cuchilleros 17-19; Tel. 913-664-217) is the oldest restaurant in the world, since 1725 and has good Castilian food. Roast suckling pig is the specialty. There are many other traditional dishes such as lamb. This was Hemingway’s favorite restaurant.

2. Casa Lucio (Calle Cava Baja, 35; Tel. 913-653-252) is famous for its "huevos rotos" (broken eggs).

There are many good tapas bars at Calle Cava Baja. Do your own tapas tour here.

3. Platea (Calle Goya, 5-7) is a new gastronomic site with about 20 restaurants that are open every day, where one can eat tapas and different types of food in the food courts.

Shopping in the Barrio Salamanca: Calle Serrano, Claudio Coello, Ortega y Gassett, Calle Goya.

Shopping downtown: Gran Via, Calle Preciados, Calle Fuencarral.

Shopping in the Barrio Chueca: Calle del Barquillo has many good small boutiques.

El Corte Ingles is a large department store chain with branches at Calle Preciados, 3; Calle Serrano, 70.

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4. Re: Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

Hello Jonah,

Madrid is a great city and there is plenty of activities that you can do with your grandma like museums, building and places like the royal palace and churches. You will also enjoy the tapas on bars and restaurants.

I guess that this link will be useful, you have a alot of information.

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I hope it will help you!!

Have a great trip.

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5. Re: Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

Japier: I suspect you are self promoting a website/blog!

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7. Re: Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

Advertising in post 6 again. Let's report it.

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8. Re: Grandma/Grandson Madrid 3 Days December

Nora: There is a lot of self promotion/advertising going on. They are dressing it up as a normal type response, but fooling nobody!

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Absolutely, Livvy! As long as we keep reporting these self promotion posts, Natalia and her buddies will not get anywhere. And her account should be closed as well.

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