This is one of the best free guides to Madrid that I’ve seen. The author is a local and has carefully chosen spots in the city that she goes to herself. Yes, there’s the regular hackneyed mention of a visit to some museum or another but the rest is actually quite good.
The guide is formatted with time schedules and Google Maps with the routes drawn out for you so you don’t even have to plan.
This is great if you have visitors coming and can’t really take them around the city yourself.
My favorite part of this guide is her “Some things you should know before you arrive” where she writes things like:
Madrid is not so much a place to see, but instead a place to feel. The most interesting parts are what you can’t picture. The energy, noise, movement, sensations…are difficult to save in your camera’s memory card.
Download the guide from iwannagothere.com.
I love their slogan too: This is travel, not tourism.
- Anna the Publisher