Rachel Visits Madrid


I have just returned from a fabulous 3 nights in the amazing city of Madrid! You can now fly direct from Cardiff airport with Iberia express and with Thursday and Sunday flights, it is perfect for a short city break.

There is so much to see and do in this beautiful city with something for everyone!

I recommend a walking guided tour of the city to see all the main attractions such as the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, Plaza de Orient and the Plaza Mayor, which is Madrid’s main square. It is a perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.

If you are feeling adventurous take a segway tour and whizz your way around the city, it is so much fun, as you can see in my video!


Football fan or not you cannot go to Madrid without making a visit to the famous Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Home to the Real Madrid football team, it is huge and impressive. I would recommend booking the stadium tour before you go.

Madrid is a stage for some of the best flamenco dancers in the world. The best flamenco show in Madrid can be seen at the Corral de la Moreria - the dancers were outstanding and we also had an amazing four-course meal here. It's the perfect Spanish night out for everyone.

There are ten museums in Madrid. I visited the Reina Sofia where Picasso's 'Woman in Blue' and Guernica paintings are just 2 of the highlights.

If you love cooking I highly recommend a master class at the Restaurante El Arrozal, to discover how to make a traditional Spanish Paella and Sangria. Afterwards you get to eat and drink what you've made. This can be pre-booked before you go.

Whether you're looking for adventure, shopping, or eating you will love Madrid. From luxury restaurants and roof top bars, to back street traditional tapas bars there's something for everyone. In this city you can explore art galleries and bustling markets, or just sit and relax with a glass of wine eating paella in the Plaza Mayor.