This coming Sunday is when Spain enters in to what is a very special time of the year â€“ Holy Week (Semana Santa). Medieval traditions come to life on the streets of the towns and villages and it’s a great time for visiting and learning about these rituals.
Lately, I’ve come across numerous offers of cheap flights to Madrid and they’re especially low from autumn through to spring. It’d be a shame not to make the most of this, right? You can catch a flight to Madrid from many airports in Europe for less than â‚¬50. Of course, don’t get me wrong â€“ you can spend all the money you have once you’re in Madrid â€“ but it’s not at all necessary. I also think that a short trip to Madrid can turn out to be less expensive than say visiting Barcelona or other, super-popular European cities. I’m convinced that a pleasant weekend that doesn’t break your household budget is within reach and so I’ve prepared a few tips to you started.
Finally, we have direct flights from my home town of Poznan to Madrid and what’s more, they are cheap, which is what prompted me to write this post. You can fall in love with Madrid all year round, but here are a few reasons why visiting in December is a good idea (of course, some of them apply all year round).
For some time now we have been planning to go to the Matadero in Madrid. This is an old slaughterhouse which has been converted in to a culture and art center. The interesting architecture from the beginning of the 20th century is home to exhibitions, shows and many other forms of contemporary art, but not only this. Itâ€™s also home to a regular â€śMercado de Productoresâ€ť where you’ll find producers of organic food from around Madrid selling their goods. The market is held over one weekend each month.
January 2016 is the beginning of my Madrid adventure.