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Level 1
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MinnaS
2/26/2014
Overall rating: 10
Useful tips: Eat like a madrileño - it is useful to eat when the madrileños eat. The variety of restaurants is best when the locals enjoy their meals - that is at around 2-3 pm for lunch and at the earliest at 9 pm for dinner. Eat tapas - tapas are available everywhere and are plentiful and varied. These you can get outside of mealtimes as well. Go see flamenco. Madrid is the flamenco capitol. It is well worth going to see a tablao! Enjoy yourself and just sit around and enjoy the vibe of the city!
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Level 17
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Friends
1/3/2014
Overall rating: 8
Surroundings and tours: You must visit: the Royal Palace in the city with its halls and the Prado and Thyssen museums, and in the surrounding area the complex of the El Escorial Monastery and the city of Toledo which has exceptional narrow medieval streets and monuments.
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Level 9
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Couple
12/19/2013
Overall rating: 9
Useful tips: It's beautiful, cheap, charming, dynamic, cheerful, I recommend it for a weekend, the transport is very good, you get great food at reasonable prices, the people are friendly and helpful. I recommend trying the ham. If you just want a quick bite you can go to the chain 'montadidos 100 cerveceria', they make excellent sandwiches and the service is very friendly.
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Level 14
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Family
12/19/2013
Overall rating: 9
The accommodation: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the NH Eurobuilding. It's close enough to the metro station and in a very quiet area. The breakfast is spectacular and I also recommend the two restaurants. There is a SPA if you want to relax in the evening after a busy day of walking, which is the best way to see the city and feel part of it.
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Level 14
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Friends
8/23/2013
Overall rating: 8
Best Period to Go: May/June, as the temperature is ideal for walking around to see the real Madrid. From the Plaza del Sol to the Plaza Major, pass the theater and make a stop in the various souvenir and craft shops, then visit the Prado without forgetting the Retiro Park, and I always recommend walking. You need at least three days' walking to visit the city.
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Level 33
6/26/2013
Overall rating: 10
Nightlife and entertainment: It's a bright and cheerful city: the people you meet are all smiling. It's neat and clean. It's wonderful to run through the streets and parks in the morning. It's very pleasant to walk through the centre in the evening, choosing to sit at the first table that catches your eye for a romantic dinner, surrounded by the music that comes from the Plaza Maior. I would go back any day.
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Level 9
5/27/2013
Overall rating: 8
Packing List: If you're going in summer, take a lot of light clothes, but don't hesitate to bring a sweater for the evenings. In ten days (first week of August) I found the classic 40 degree weather, but also torrential rain (bring an umbrella and a rain jacket).
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Level 17
5/15/2013
Overall rating: 9
Surroundings and tours: I recommend visiting Avila, Segovia, Toledo (the bus is cheaper than the train) and especially Consuegra with the windmills, the homeland of Don Quixote, it's very picturesque and it struck me particularly. The transport isn't that good, in fact I recommend spending a night in Toledo from where the bus leaves (pay attention to the times because it's not very touristy, there are few buses).
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Level 17
5/15/2013
Overall rating: 7
Nightlife and entertainment: It's suitable for people of all ages. It's sociable, very pretty and full of cafes where you can sip your glass of wine, and there's the famous spanish "tapas". You get around fine on foot! In Madrid you can see more of the real Spain, unlike in cities such as Barcelona, for example, which is nice, yes, but let's say a lot more touristy!
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Level 15
4/28/2013
Overall rating: 9
Eating and Drinking: For those who really want to spend very little, go to the Museum de Jamon, (there are several in town) ham sandwich, beer or soft drink and orange for 2,00€. Tapas and beer 1,50-2,00€. For people like me who particularly love paella and sangria you can get it for 10.00€ with fixed menus.
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Level 9
4/26/2013
Overall rating: 9
Getting Around: I used the subway a lot with the pass where you can choose the length of the journey when you buy it from the dispensing machines at the entrance of each stop. As there are many stops, you can walk from one to another to see the the city in its entirety.
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Level 24
4/26/2013
Overall rating: 9
Getting Around: You can get around it very well on foot, you can reach all places of interest in a short time. There are so many alleys and streets where you can buy unusual things and drink, but if you don't want to walk the subway is very efficient and safe, there are always people. I didn't see bike rental shops and I didn't take the bus.
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Level 22
4/26/2013
Overall rating: 8
Eating and Drinking: Tapas, cerveza, what else can I say? You'll see a lot of restaurants and bars that attract you with big signs and the best thing is not to stop in one place but go around two or three on the same night, so you can try different things. There's fish and meat, the garlic prawns are excellent, but also octopus and the patatas bravas.
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Level 10
4/23/2013
Overall rating: 8
Useful tips: The city is well worth a visit. It's easy to get around, the people are very polite. Shops are always open, the food is good. I recommend visiting: Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Queen Sofía Art Center, Plaza Mayor, El Rastro mercado.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
Best Period to Go: The best time to travel around the city is from March to May, both for the temperature and because it is not too crowded by the presence of tourists. It is not recommended during winter because the city has a Mediterranean climate of continental type and you can also expect a snowfall. In the summer there are many events but the temperatures rise pretty much.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
Best Period to Go: The best time to travel around the city is from March to May, both for the temperature and the lower number of tourists. I don't recommend going in winter because the city has a continental Mediterranean climate and you can expect snow. In the summer there are many events but the temperatures rise by a lot.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
Not to miss:  In addition to being the capital of Spain, Madrid is also the home of the Spanish Royal Family and a major commercial hub of the region. It is also a tourist hotspot because of the variety of cultural and artistic activity and its lively nightlife.
When in Madrid, do visit the Corral de la Moreria to experience the best of Flamenco dancing. Sports fans should try to catch a football match at the Vicente Calderón stadium. A visit to the Gran Vía is a must for those who wish to experience Madrid’s famed nightlife.  
The city is also home to many ... More fine museums and monuments including the Museo del Prado, Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Centre, Palacio Real, Catedral de la Almudena, Museum of the City and Debod Temple.
Madrid also hosts many elaborate festivals; the month-long Fiestas de San Isidro is the most fascinating and lively of these festivals. It is held every year in the month of May.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  Madrid is the capital of and the largest city in Spain. It is located on the river Manzanares in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula.
In spite of being a major metropolis, Madrid retains some remarkably unspoiled and diverse habitats and landscapes. It is home to mountain peaks and lush green plains. The city has a temperate Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. In winters, temperatures may drop below 0°C, and in summers, they may sometimes reach as high as 40°C.
Madrid has a population of approximately 3,300,000 people. The inhabitants of Madrid ... More are called Madrileños. The city is very cosmopolitan, and in addition to Spaniards, it also has many immigrants from Latin America, Europe, Asia, North Africa and West Africa. Madrid is well known for its many cultural related attractions and monuments.
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Level 9
11/29/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: Lovely cultural city. Shame about all the strikes. Not really helping their economy. Or sick people. Won't really encourage tourist industry.
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Level 1
Carmen Ghio
11/8/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: Such a pleasant city to spend your holidays. But beware, there are a lot of pickpocketers.
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