8 hours at the Madrid Airport

Jun 8th, 2012, 04:43 AM
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8 hours at the Madrid Airport

On our trip this summer we have an 8 hour lay over in Madrid any ideas on how to pass the time?
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Jun 8th, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Take a taxi to Parque del Buen Retiro and have a stroll and picnic. That's what I did, and it was worth every penny. You could also take in a museum, but I preferred the fresh air and exercise to break up a long journey home.
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Jun 8th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Sounds like a plan!! You might be interested in the Hop on,hop off bus. 2 routes to choose from and worth the $. I kow for sure there is a pick up @ Puerto del Sol.
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Jun 8th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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There's a bus (Aerobus?) from the airport to the train station. I took it from Barajas and back when I was there in April. As I recall, it's not too far from Retiro Park.
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Jun 8th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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There's a Tourist Information booth at Barajas. You can easily and inexpensively take a train into Madrid. You can follow your interests. The tourist bus will give you a good overview of the main sights. If you choose to visit a museum, I'd go to the Thyssen-Bornemisza which is not far from the Buen Retiro park.
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Jun 8th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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from T4 there is a fast train to Recoletos or Atocha.
Both stops give you a number of options to visit the
center and many attractions.
Madrid is hot in the summer!
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