Only 2 days in Madrid

Old Mar 31st, 2017, 11:01 AM
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Only 2 days in Madrid

Having only 2 days in Madrid, which is an injustice, what do you recommend we see? Any thoughts on Flaminco dancers (wife's idea). Any day drips recommended such as Segovia or Toledo and what would you see? 2 adults and 2 kids (12 and 15). Thanks.
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 11:40 AM
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Is it two full days, meaning three nights?
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 12:03 PM
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With only two days, I wouldn't plan on any day trips, not even to Toledo. There is too much to see and do in Madrid and you need the time to enjoy it. Check esMadrid (www.esmadrid.com) to see what's happening, and download Maribel's Guide to Madrid for a little more information (www.maribelsguides.com/mg_madrid.pdf)
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 12:21 PM
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Ah, the wonderful Maribel! She helped me plan all my early trips to Spain. Love her!

To each his own, and I am passionate about art, so I spent my first trip to Madrid, a weekend before business meetings, in the Museums, with self-guided walking tours in between:

Museo del Prado

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 11:33 PM
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The best flamenco in the world in Madrid. Even though the art is from the South/Andalucía, everyone has to win Madrid to get to the top. When are you going? I could give advice based on who performs in which tablaos (flamenco restaurants) on your nights. But in general, these three venues are outstanding. All the basic elements of flamenco; song (cante), guitar (toque) and dance (baile), both male and female dancers:
Casa Patas: http://www.casapatas.com/index.asp
Corral de la Morería: http://www.corraldelamoreria.com/en/index.html
Cardamomo: https://cardamomo.com/en/

And from the beginning of March until June 25, fabulous dancers such as Marco Flores and Concha Jareño perform in the old flamenco temple Villa Rosa, right on Plaza Santa Ana: http://www.tablaoflamencovillarosa.com/es/
I saw Concha Jareño on this night in Casa Patas a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ORMp_E2AY
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 03:26 AM
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I know teens ( boys ) who liked Museo Naval ( near Prado)
and the armoury at the Place.
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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 08:28 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions. Hoping to do Prado, Mayor and a tapas bar on first night, and then go to Segovia on second day by bus. Does anyone recommend or know of a car & driver who can take you from Madrid to Segovia and show you the key sites?
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