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Madrid 5-Day Cultural and Culinary Journey Itinerary

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day 1

Historic Landmarks and Flamenco

Madrid Itinerary - February 22

Morning. Begin your Madrid adventure with a traditional Spanish breakfast at La Bola Taberna, known for its cocido madrileño. Afterward, take a stroll to the iconic Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid), where you'll enjoy a guided tour with skip-the-line access, immersing yourself in the opulent history of the Spanish monarchy.
Afternoon. For lunch, savor the flavors of Spain at Mercado de San Miguel, a vibrant food market offering a variety of tapas and local delicacies. Spend your afternoon exploring the renowned Prado Museum (Museo del Prado), home to an extensive collection of European art, including works by Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco.
Evening. As the sun sets, experience the passion of flamenco with a live performance at Madrid "Emociones" Live Flamenco Performance. Prior to the show, indulge in a delightful dinner at Taberna La Carmencita, known for its traditional Spanish cuisine and vintage ambiance.
day 2

Art and Architecture

Madrid Itinerary - February 23

Morning. Enjoy a leisurely morning with a visit to the Reina Sofia Museum (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia), housing an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Take a guided tour with skip-the- line access to fully appreciate masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Dalí, and Miró.
Afternoon. For lunch, head to Lateral and indulge in their innovative take on traditional tapas. Afterward, take a relaxing stroll through the serene Retiro Park (Parque de El Retiro), where you can paddle a boat on the lake or visit the Crystal Palace.
Evening. Dine at the Michelin-starred Ramón Freixa Madrid, where you'll experience creative and elegant cuisine. Afterward, witness the vibrant colors of the sunset at the Temple of Debod (Templo de Debod), an ancient Egyptian temple offering panoramic views of the city.
day 3

Spectacular Shows and Culinary Delights

Madrid Itinerary - February 24

Morning. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Casa Botín, the oldest restaurant in the world according to the Guinness World Records. Then, take a guided tour of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (Estadio Santiago Bernabéu), home to the famous Real Madrid football club.
Afternoon. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Kabuki Wellington, known for its exquisite Japanese cuisine. Spend your afternoon exploring the vibrant shopping street, Gran Vía, and indulge in some retail therapy at the upscale boutiques and department stores.
Evening. For dinner, visit El Club Allard, a two-Michelin-star restaurant offering a sophisticated blend of flavors. Cap off the evening with a mesmerizing performance at the Madrid "Emociones" Live Flamenco Performance, where you'll witness the passion and energy of this traditional Spanish art form.
day 4

Day Trip to Toledo and Gastronomic Delights

Madrid Itinerary - February 25

Morning. Embark on a day trip to the nearby city of Toledo, known for its rich history and stunning architecture. Explore the ancient streets, visit prominent landmarks such as the Toledo Cathedral, and immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Afternoon. Enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch at El Sur, specializing in Andalusian cuisine. After returning to Madrid, take a guided tour of the Las Ventas Bullring and Museum, learning about the history and significance of bullfighting in Spanish culture.
Evening. Dine at Punto MX, the first restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star for Mexican cuisine. Savor innovative dishes prepared with authentic Mexican flavors, and end the night with a leisurely walk around the Cibeles Fountain (Fuente de Cibeles), admiring the majestic architecture and the bustling life of the city.
day 5

Cultural Immersion and Farewell Flamenco

Madrid Itinerary - February 26

Morning. Begin your final day with a delightful breakfast at Santceloni, known for its refined Spanish cuisine. Then, explore the lesser-known gems of Madrid with a private city tour by electric tuk-tuk, visiting sites such as the Sabatini Gardens (Jardines de Sabatini) and the Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá).
Afternoon. For lunch, visit DSTAgE, a three-Michelin-star restaurant offering an avant-garde dining experience. Afterward, immerse yourself in the world of confectionery at the Madrid Sweet Space Museum Entry Ticket, a interactive museum dedicated to the history and art of sweets.
Evening. Conclude your trip with a memorable dinner at DiverXO, a three-Michelin- star restaurant known for its innovative and theatrical culinary presentations. Then, enjoy a final flamenco show at Madrid Live Flamenco Show with Food and Drinks Options, where you can choose to dine as you witness the passionate dance and music of Spain.
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