Welcome back to the Friends That Carry On Podcast! We're a group of friends that like to travel the world together. We want to share our passion for travel through travel tips and tricks we've picked up along the way and stories of our adventures!
For Episode 14, Tony Price is our host and tchotchke holder, and he’s joined this week alongside Eric Fargo and Jim Scott. This episode, the 3 Friends will be discussing different things to do in Madrid, breaking down the planning, where to stay, and everything in between. Hold on tight for another great episode! Our tchotchke this episode is this tiled bull, made up of tiles from Madrid, brought by Eric.
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As a group of friends, we have all been together in Pamplona , flying in and out of Madrid, so after having flown in and out of there, we made it a goal for us to go and spend more time in Madrid. So first, we talked about traveling out there and tips for getting there, as well as the places we stayed and tips for that. We like to share our experiences of traveling and where we stayed, to give some insight on things that worked and didn’t work for us, so we can hopefully help to influence how you might travel or where you might stay.
We then led into some of the tours we’ve taken in Madrid, first being a Walking Tour, with Sandman Tours, and the second being a food tour, or the Tapas Tour. We’ve talked about tours in the past, including the Walking Tour in Madrid specifically, but we always recommend tours when visiting a place. If you take a tour of the area the first or second day, it’s a great way to learn the area a little bit and get comfortable with your surroundings.
We continued talking about other places we love, especially places we loved to eat and drink at, including a place that made the best mojitos we have ever tasted. Another place we love to eat, that’s off the Plaza Mayor, is the Market. We love the openness and freedom of choice that the Market has to offer, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Another thing we did and thought was awesome, was the Prado Museum. Even during the repairs that were happening when we visited, it’s still a great experience and worth checking out.
Another thing we love to check out every time we visit is different rooftop locations. You never know what secret location, or VIP office party, you could stumble upon! (Like we did!) Lastly, one of the oldest restaurants in the world, the Restaurant Botin, shown below, is an experience we highly recommend to everyone. It’s not as expensive as you'd think, but it’s worth the reservation, food, and visit. They also have a tour, something we haven’t taken ourselves yet, but it’s definitely on our buckets of things to do in Madrid.
We wrapped up the podcast with each of us discussing our favorite spots and things we’ve done in Madrid. As a group of friends, different variations of our group have traveled to Madrid at least three different times, so we wanted to make sure we included each of our favorite things to do in Madrid. We then continued into our final wrap-up thoughts and the things we recommend doing when you visit. If you do end up visiting Madrid, off our recommendation or you’ve been there before, definitely let us know about your experience in the comments and some of your favorite places to go, for us to check out!
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