Sunday, 24 July 2016

Rock Your Layover: Madrid

Felipe III - Casa de la Panadería - Plaza Mayor de Madrid - 01
Madrid's Plaza Mayor
Have a layover coming up in Madrid? Wondering what you could do with your time?

Here's a little inspiration. We've gathered the following stories from those who have experienced a layover in Madrid. Learn what they did, if it was worth it, and their tips.

Top 10 Tours
Prefer to pre-plan? Here are our top picks.
1. 4-Hour Madrid Customizable History and Legends Walking Tour
2. Madrid Through the Centuries Walking Tour
3. Small Group Madrid Running Tour (or Private Madrid Running Tour)
4. Street Art Guided Tour in Madrid
5. Flamenco Show at Cafe de Chinitas
6. Salsa, Bachata and Merengue Dance Classes in Madrid
7. Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
8. Real Madrid Match at the Santiago Bernabeau
9. Private 4-Hour Tour of Madrid Including Skip-the-line Access to Atletico Stadium
10. Arabian Baths Experience at Madrid's Hammam Al Ándalus

A few freebies...
(Almost) FREE running tours - Go Running
FREE self-Madrid guided walking tours - GPS My City
FREE Old Madrid self-guided walking tour - National Geographic
4 FREE self-guided Madrid walking tours - Frommer's
FREE Madrid walking tour - Free Walking Tours by Locals
Free Tours in Madrid -
Top 10 FREE things to do in Madrid - About: Go Spain
11 great bars for FREE tapas in Madrid - Madrid No Filter

Getting Out and About in Madrid
Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) transportation guide - IHateTaxis
Madrid's public transit - Travelling Frenchie
Madrid HopOn HopOff Tour Bus
Madrid scooter rental
Madrid Metro guide - Tourist Guide Madrid
Madrid to Barcelona train services - Tourist Guide Madrid

At the Airport
Prefer to stay at the airport? There's lots to do, and some good guides...
Services at Madrid Airport - IHateTaxis
Madrid Airport Layovers: How to Make the Most of Them - Wendy Perrin
Things to do while you're waiting at the Madrid-Barajas Airport - RentAutobus
Survival Guide: Killing Time in Madrid-Barajas Airport - About Spain Travel
Madrid Barajas Airport Sleeping Guide - Sleeping in Airports

Related resources
Madrid shopping guide: top 15 Spanish products - GPSMyCity
Recommended day trips from Madrid - Travel Adept
Madrid Episode: No Reservations With Anthony Bourdain - Travel Channel
Madrid Layover Ideas and Things to Do in Madrid - LayoverIdeas

More layover ideas...
Rock Your Layover: Lisbon - LayoverIdeas
Rock Your Layover: Kuala Lumpur - LayoverIdeas
Airport libraries and books - LayoverIdeas
Learning Layover: Jewelry - LayoverIdeas

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