TWO DAYS IN MADRID
WHERE TO STAY
Reading many reviews we came across Mola Hostel which means “cool” in spanish! It was situated in the city center offering a great price per night. The updated young, modern decor totally sold me! Take a look at their site for your self! Not only do they have adorable rooms, they also have a large lounge area, kitchen and drinks! They also offer many daily activities and pub crawl every night which is a great way to make new friends!
WHAT TO DO
Our first day we decided to walk around with my friends aunt who lives in Madrid, which was a total surprise, so that was great! Though we saw a lot of amazing things I was wished we took the same FREE walking tour as we did in Barcelona . If you never been here before I would recommend it. Its an easy way to visit the best spots and learn the history behind it as well. Here is a link to a FREE walking tour, I can’t say for myself if they are the best but they do have great reviews. Don’t like walking? There are Hop on and Hop off bus tours as well.
Madrid has great shopping! I love to get at least one piece of clothing from each place I travel to. Me being the fitness nut that I am I came across Oysho store, they had so much adorable yoga/fitness attire. I couldn’t help myself, I bought 5 different types of leggings! They have so many fun styles at a great prices, I had to splurge. Come to find out they don’t ship to the US, so I am glad I stocked up! The quality (so far) is great! I am very picky with materials and they were all comfortable and fit me great. They remind me of Lululemon but for a quarter/half the price. This store also sells the softest lounge wear!
EL RETIRO PARK
The cities green lungs! Its home to over 15,000 trees spread out across 25 hectares (61 acres). I spend my entire second day exploring this park. It was about a 15 minute walk from Mola Hostel. There is so much to do here from, playing sports/picnics on the lawn, park for kids to play, old architecture, the glass palace and my favorite of all, rowing on the lake.
WHERE TO EAT
If your a chocolate lover like I, you must indulge in some good ol’ churros and hot chocolate at San Gines Chocolate. Since we’ve never been we decided to order the sampler of four different types of chocolate. All of them were good but I LOVED the dark chocolate, it was the thickest and sweetest of them all. My second favorite was the white chocolate, surprisingly because I usually never like white chocolate. Have you tried them all before? Which are your favorites?
For dinner we decided to break our habit and not make a decision based off reviews. After walking for a bit we saw Prep’ La Crepe and went for it. It was really packed but they found us a seat and apologized that it was tight. We were thankful to get seated right away and in my opinion got the best seat in the house, the view of the master crepe maker nearest to the door. I mean who doesn’t want to watch them make these spectacular delicious things! I don’t think you could order anything here and not like it. We ordered several things and shared. I had to save enough room for desert. I ordered The Milky Way and boy was it amazing, I finished the whole thing myself!
These are just a couple things we did while in Madrid, if you liked what you saw here be sure to check out my 2 day itinerary in Barcelona!
Have you been to Madrid? What are some of your favorite places you’ve been? I would love to hear from you! Comment below, Pin, share and subscribe!