Madrid, Spain
Shanee, 25
Fashion Design student & NYX Hotel Receptionist
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What are the Madrid spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Mercado San Miguel for the beautiful colours and the great atmosphere, Shopping in Malasaña, Visiting park de Retiro which is incredible, and the rastro market on sundays.

Do’s and don’ts in Madrid: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Recommended to take the Metro, easiest and fastest. Uber! for late night transport. Make sure to not let your bag out of your site when you walk in the centric areas.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

It varies between 15€ - 60€ (cheeper when it doesnt include going to a restaurant before)

Which Madrid shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

The shops in Malasaña. The shoe shops in calle fuancaral. I also like to thrift shop at humana stores sometimes. Another life saver here is Zara which for me has great fashionable items at reasonable prices, Although you will almost never find me in the one in Calle Gran via because it's so packed. I reccomend on going to the one next to Plaza del Sol.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Beatles, Norah Jones, Jack Johanson, Ed sheeren, Colors you channel, Bruno Mars

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Malasaña, Chueca, Las letras, la latina and Retiro

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Las Letras

What’s the one place in Madrid you think is underrated?

La tabacalera - Embajadores

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Roof Terrace bar - C/ Alcala , El templo de debod, Raw in the pond at the Retiro Park

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Madrid?

pizza in the street

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Go see some museums and afterwards drink some hot chocolate in a good Cafeteria.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Retiro Park and a walk at the Malasaña area.

Your go-to brunch spots:

french place

Your perfect night out in Madrid includes:

Good food, Good drinks and Good company.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Templo de Debod

Tomorrow’s your last day in Madrid. How do you spend it?

Eat everything i can find

You’re meeting the mayor of Madrid - what constructive criticism would you give them?

Take care of the Homeless People that fill the streets.

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