If you are visiting Madrid for the first time, or have been many times before and are looking to do something different, then we hope this will give you some inspiration. Whether you’ve a head for heights or prefer to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, there is something here to lure you to discover more of this wonderful city. Visit Madrid’s oldest tavern One thing you must do when you go to Madrid is try the local cuisine. But where better to do this than Las Cuevas de Louis Candelas, the oldest tavern in Madrid. The roasted suckling pig is an old favourite. You’ll be in good company as many famous people have dined here, including the former US President Jimmy Carter. Go hot air ballooning Approximately 25 minutes from the city centre, Aero Difusion offer hot balloon flights from Villanueva de la Cañada. From here, you get to fly over the Guadarrama National Park where you’ll enjoy a fantastic view of the Madrid skyline on one side and mountains on the other. Explore the city on a Segway Look up Segway Trip to arrange a tour of Madrid with a difference. Getting around on a Segway is fairly easy once you’ve mastered the basics, and with this company you can choose from a variety of tours including one that includes chocolate with churros and a stop at San Miguel Market. Go on a tapas tour Walks Madrid offer a walking tour with a difference. Starting in Plaza de la Villa, you will be guided by a member of the Spanish Wine Tasting Association, you’ll be taken on a 3-hour tour to some of the best restaurants in the city, and be shown some of the not to be missed food and wine pairings to be found in Madrid. For more on Madrid, see the inspirational Bloggin’ Madrid website.
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