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Things you'd miss out on if you weren't living in Madrid

Madrid is unquestionably a city with a very special charm. Whenever you are obliged to leave this place for a while, either because of your job, education or any other circumstance, you will soon miss it. The real estate Engel & Völkers Madrid specialists have prepared a list of all the things you would miss out on if you weren't in Madrid.

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1. Take a walk through the Parque del Retiro

Retiro Park is one of the most emblematic places in the capital of Spain as it is the only green lung that exists in the city centre. Definitely a place you want to walk in whenever the tensions of everyday life put a strain on you.

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2. The calamari sandwich

There are few things that are more traditional in Madrid such as a squid sandwich. In fact, on Sunday in the Parque del Retiro sunbathing would not be the same without one of these sandwiches. And it is these simple delights that have become sorely missed whenever you are away from home.

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3. The ever so crowded streets

Many people often complain about the hustle and bustle that characterises Madrid all the time, with so many people going up and down the streets. However, this is a fact that gives colour and vitality to an increasingly cosmopolitan city marked by miscegenation.

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4. The sunrises and sunsets

The sunrises and sunsets are magical moments in Madrid. And, whenever the time comes, the sky delights all those who watch the fantastic show of colours. In addition, this provides a more in certain places. In fact, it is hard to imagine a more beautiful scene than a sunset from the Temple of Debod or in the forecourt of the Royal Palace towards the Sabatini gardens.

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5. Take the bus route No. 2 or 27

The bus service lines 2 and 27 are more than just a means of transportation, but also a real delight for those who wish to forget their problems and put away their worries. The first bus route passes through Puerta de Alcalá, Retiro, Gran Via and Plaza de Cibeles, while the second passes through Paseo del Prado, Azca, Castellana and Plaza de Castilla.

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6. Spend your Sunday in the company of friends with a glass of Vermouth

Take a Vermouth on the terrace of La Latina as a typical drink, just like the aforementioned squid sandwich. And if it is accompanied by bravas, sun and the company of family and good friends, it becomes an ultimate experience worth longing for. And if it is accompanied by bravas, sun and the company of family and good friends, it becomes an ultimate experience worth longing for.

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7. The cultural atmosphere

Few cities in the world have so many art exhibitions such as Madrid. Beyond Museo del Prado, del Reina Sofía and del Thyssen, in reality, it is possible to find one in practically every corner. Certainly a new opportunity to discover something new every day.

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8. Start the evening with a good concert

As there is a virtually infinite number of art galleries around, the same can be said about music. Therefore, start a Friday or Saturday night watching a rock concert in one of the most emblematic halls in the capital before going for a drink in the company of friends. These are just some of the smallest pleasures that don't cost the earth.

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9. A day out at the shopping centre

Strolling through the streets of the historic Madrid centre involves being surrounded by shops that are full of large red posters screaming 'Sale!' 'Everything half price!' or 'Everything for a Euro, gentlemen!'. And no matter where you live in Madrid or which month of the year it is, there is always a bargain just around the corner.

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10. The sound of the bells

The tolling of the bells makes one remember that, despite the modernity that permeates this great city, Madrid is a city with hundreds of years of history. In fact, this characteristic sound can take the listener to another distant era.

In short, Madrid is a city that makes you miss it whenever you are away, regardless of the place where life takes you, you always want to return. So if you are thinking of returning to the city after a stay elsewhere in order to enjoy its charms, make sure you contact Engel & Völkers real estate Madrid. We have a large stock of homes for sale and for rent in the most emblematic areas of the capital. We look forward to seeing you there.

Engel & Völkers

Génova, 27 - 5th floor
28004 Madrid
+34 91 277 45 00

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