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Great drink based on a local candy: Bar Museo 1912 @ The Westin Palace (10. May 2018)

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Great drink based on a local candy: Bar Museo 1912 @ The Westin Palace (10. May 2018)

Apparently, “La Violeta” is a world-famous candy in Madrid which – as the name already suggests – is violet. I haven’t tried the candy but coincidentally I’ve been talking about it before entering the bar, so I couldn’t help it but actually try the drink called “La Violetera (inspired in the traditional Madrid violet candies […]

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
EUR 60.00 (incl. tip) More »
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An absolute must when you visit Madrid: El Mercado de San Miguel (10. May 2018)

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An absolute must when you visit Madrid: El Mercado de San Miguel (10. May 2018)

Every time I am coming to Madrid, I just have to pay the El Mercado de San Miguel a visit as it is one of these places you just want to go back to. They have so many lovely foods and you just want to try them all. Starting with the “fried sardines” (EUR 15.00) […]

| October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Highly varying service quality: Restaurant Ático by Ramón Freixa (11. December 2016)

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Highly varying service quality: Restaurant Ático by Ramón Freixa (11. December 2016)

My expectations were rather high – especially given that the restaurant is by Ramón Freixa. To be completely honest upfront, they were not fully met. The restaurant is located on the 6th floor of a hotel and when you get up there, you are warmly welcomed by a lovely friendly waitress who brings you to […]

| January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 240.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Marvelous view over Madrid: Azotea @ Circulo de Bellas Artes (11. December 2016)

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Marvelous view over Madrid: Azotea @ Circulo de Bellas Artes (11. December 2016)

The Uber driver who picked me up from the airport recommended this place. A place you would definitely not come across randomly as it is kind of hidden (the entrance) and it looks like a theater or the like and not like a roof top bar. The entry to the Azotea @ Circulo de Bellas […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 20.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Lovely bar in a lovely park – but too slow service: Bar Estela (10. December 2016)

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Lovely bar in a lovely park – but too slow service: Bar Estela (10. December 2016)

When you visit Madrid, you definitely have to pay the “El Parque de Retiro” a visit. It is a vast green area with a lovely rose garden, a little lake in the middle, and a large number of small streets to stroll. When you have walked through the park and feel like a break, there […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 15.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Traditional hotel bar with limited drinks selection: 1912 Museo Bar Palace (10. December 2016)

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Traditional hotel bar with limited drinks selection: 1912 Museo Bar Palace (10. December 2016)

The 1912 Museo bar – which references to the year in which The Westin Palace Madrid was opened – is a great hotel bar. The interior is kind of traditional but then again that is what you would expect from a hotel which is 100+ years old. The waiter is relatively attentive and shows up […]

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 37.00 More »
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Crowded market with outstanding atmosphere: El Mercado de San Miguel (10. December 2016)

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Crowded market with outstanding atmosphere: El Mercado de San Miguel (10. December 2016)

It is almost 3,5 years ago since I have last paid the El Mercado de San Miguel a visit (1. June 2016) and I was absolutely looking forward to paying the place another visit. This time I went for a bit a larger selection of dishes starting with the “Crab Burger” (EUR 3.50) which looked […]

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 68.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Decent breakfast selection @ Restaurant La Rotonda @ The Westin Palace Madrid (10. December 2016)

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Decent breakfast selection @ Restaurant La Rotonda @ The Westin Palace Madrid (10. December 2016)

The breakfast selection at the Restaurant La Rotonda in The Westin Palace Madrid is overall quite lovely – you really find everything for every taste there is. There is a big selection of sweets and various breads as well as cereals … … fresh fruit … … dried fruit and addings to the cereals … […]

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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