Madrid 22 Hour Layover

Oct 17th, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Madrid 22 Hour Layover

I will have about a 22 hour layover in Madrid. I arrive at 7:30PM on a Saturday and leave the next evening (Sunday) at 5:00PM.

My hotel is in Puerta del Sol. I'm thinking that I should just stay around that area for the night and then visit the Prado museum in the morning.

After the Prado, will I have time to visit the Royal Palace as well, or will my time be severely limited?

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Oct 17th, 2007, 01:30 PM
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Obviously it depends on how long you stay at the Prado. the two sites are not a great distance apart. It would also depend on if you carry your bag with you or need to return to your hotel.
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Oct 18th, 2007, 04:02 PM
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I would suggest buying a ticket on the hop-on-hop-off tour bus (Madrid Vision)
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Oct 18th, 2007, 07:32 PM
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Thanks for the bus link, jeff001.

weber6560, I really don't know how long I will stay at the Prado. Probably not too long. I do have a major interest in pre-20th century European royalty, which is why the Royal Palace appeals to me, but if I missed out on the Prado, I think I'd regret it.
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Oct 19th, 2007, 02:10 AM
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I do not what the experts will tell you, but the Prado for me is beautiful, nearby is the Jeronimos church, a royal church where I believe Alfonso XIII was married with Victoria Eugenia. The Palacio Real years ago had opened to the public the very interesting private apartments of this Spanish King. Unfortunatelly I do not know if they are open to-day. IF your hotel is in Puerta del Sol vecinity, you will be fairly close to the Palacio Real and also to el Prado, but take a taxi to save time. At least I would.
The Prado is free on Sundays.
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