Hi lovelies, did you miss me? I hope yes! Haha. I was in Madrid last weekend and had such a great time. I love to visit places where there’s no pressure of sightseeing and loads of activity. It was mainly shopping, eating…. and eating! Lol. Unfortunately as I didn’t shop for this trip, I don’t have links to most of what I wore out there, I literally picked bits and bobs from my wardrobe. Anyway! Keep reading to see everything I got up to out there x
Wandered Around Serrano
Madrid is such a beautiful city, gorgeous in the day but even more beautiful at night. Our first stop was Serrano which is the equivalent of New Bond Street in London, housing the best of luxury and high street fashion. It is a very long street with gorgeous cafes in every nook and corner. Here, we had a very yummy breakfast at the cutest little french place.
Spinning in the Palacio De Cristal
Our next stop was the Palacio de Cristal. It was breathtaking! Absolutely stunning. I had seen photos of this gallery on Instagram and just had to see it for myself. It is located in a huge park, surrounded by beautiful trees and a lake. This gallery is free to enter.
Last time i was in Spain, I wasn’t able to try paella and I literally felt like my trip was incomplete. We had it freshly made for us at a cosy restaurant just outside of the Jardin Botanico.
Real Jardin Botanico
Luckily, everything in Madrid is withn 10 mins from everywhere and ubers/taxis are in excess! We ‘ubered’ quite a lot as it was about 34 degrees and I’m just not cut out for such heat. Plus getting an uber is a nice aircon break if you ask me lol. If you love nature, this one is for you! We paid 6 euros each to get into the botanical gardens.
Shopping in Gran Via & Sol
This is definitely their oxford street! I was so overwhelmed by the amount of people here and dare I say it was busier than oxford street itself.
This was probs my favourite part! We went to this super gorgeous Terrace bar called Ramses located just at the end of the road in Serrano. Tapas, cocktails and BREAD! Free, freshly baked bread has to be my favourite thing about dining in other european countries. I’m really not sure why this is not a thing in the UK?! Anyway, the vibe here was really lovely, the service was incredible and the food, simply exquisite. Now, I don’t like the club scene so just chilling at a bar, eating and listening to good music is my idea of night life (omg I sound 50).