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Explore the Beauty of Madrid
The largest city in Spain is the capital city of Madrid. It is also the capital of the Comunidad de Madrid, an autonomous community in the country. With roughly 3.3 million inhabitants in the city, it also has a metropolitan area population of around 6.5 million. The city is renowned for its vast artistic and cultural heritage, as well as its world-famous nightlife. Just by visiting Madrid alone, you will be able to see numerous attractions such as the El Prado Museum, Puerta del sol, Palacio Real, Plaza de Colón, and Plaza Mayor. The major streets you’ll come across while navigating the city may include the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, and Alcalá Street.
Navigating the Streets of Madrid and Discovering Its Wondrous Sites
The city streets are quite difficult to navigate, so it is essential to have a map on-hand. A GPS can also be helpful, but not in tunnels particularly when taking turns. Stopping is not a good idea if you think you need to consult a map of directions for driving; so it’s best to plan ahead, have a printed/written tourist guide, and be prepared before you head out in Madrid aboard a motor home.
Culturally, there’s no limit to what you can see in Madrid. There are numerous structures and places in this city that are worth visiting during your trip such as the Royal Palace, the huge cathedrals, as well as modern structures. Indeed, architecture is rich in Madrid and it is also a more cosmopolitan city compared to London and Berlin.
Madrid’s neighbourhood is a must-see especially if you want to get to know more about the city and the hidden gems within these destinations.
All Spanish roads have Sol as their departure point. There’s a small tire in this square which starts the kilometre count. There’s also the city’s symbol of a bear statue leaning onto a strawberry tree which stands on the eastern part of the square.
Atocha is where the main train station is located and it is within the south-eastern part of the city centre.
Plaza Mayor is known for the stunning facades and terraces, as well as local artists.
Plaza España is an oasis in the centre of a hectic city. It has a glorious statue of Don Quichote and Sancho (characters in the renowned Spanish Novel authored by Miguel de Cervantes).
Chueca is in the northern part of Gran Via and it is known for being a ‘gay area’ with a lively nightlife.
Lavapiés is the multicultural neighbourhood known for being a gastronomic destination because of its countless restaurants.
La Latina is a wondrous older neighbourhood where you can visit El Rastro every Sunday morning and sample tapas in various bars.
Malasaña is similar to Chueca with numerous bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and other trendy hangouts.
Salamanca is a high-class neighbourhood known for being a shopping destination.
Huertas is an old writer’s neighborhood which features small streets, numerous restaurants and bars, and big plazas.
For parks and nature-lovers, there are numerous places to go to for strolling, unwinding and even impromptu picnics. Visit the Botanical Garden, Retiro Park, Casa de Campo Park, Parque de la Montaña, Parque Tierno Galván, Juan Carlos I Park, and Parque de Capricho. Within the Parque de la Montaña are smaller parks such as the Parque del Oeste and Paque de la Bombilla.
Madrid Campervan Parks
Parking and staying for the night at a nearby campsite is a great way to enjoy your Madrid adventure. Much like many other campsites in other European countries, those within proximity provide great facilities for family and groups.
There are motor home electricity and water hook-ups, activity areas for children and/or pets, spa and swimming pool areas, outdoor kitchen facilities, bathrooms, and nearby shops and restaurants.
You can check and book at any of these RV campsites: Camping Resort Arco Iris, Camping Aranjuez, Pcio de la Miel, Caravanning el Escorial Cat. 1 and Campsite Monte Holiday Cat. 1. Whichever you end up choosing, it’s best to verify and ensure the availability of their facilities particularly those that will fit your family’s/group’s camping needs.