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      24 hours bars in barcelona

      Barcelona 18 hours ago

      Hi vt'ers
      Are there any 24 hour bars in Barcelona, hopefully easy to find. when I was last there there was one, Velodroma but I'm not sure now.
      cheers

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    • 18 year olds in Palma

      Palma de Mallorca Nov 28, 2016 at 1:37 PM

      Hi was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for things for young people to do in Palma? Preferably not too expensive. Also we are wanting to go clubbing where is the best best place to go?
      We're thinking of getting the bus to water parks or magaluf do you know how easy it is to get buses and how often they are? Thanks :)

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    • Family Vacation Help

      Spain Nov 24, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      Hi, everyone,

      I'm hoping to get a little help with a possible vacation to Spain this coming summer for two or three weeks. I'm pretty lost so far in terms of cities, neighborhoods, etc. It would be my husband, our kids (6 and 4), and me. In an ideal world, I'd love a trip that:

      -allows us to spend time with locals (I have read that kids often play outside until late at night, and I'd love my kids to experience that, especially since my son goes to a Spanish immersion school)
      -is close to the beach for at least part of the trip
      -does not require renting a car
      -is close to kid-friendly activities

      If you have any advice for me (the more specific, the better!), I'd greatly appreciate it!!

      Thanks!

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      balcony view Cabalgate 2017

      Alcoy Nov 18, 2016 at 4:29 AM

      I am looking to rent a place or a bedroom for one night with a balcony to see the Cabalgate . I am unable to stand to long hours and would love to see the parade. The tourist office told me to ask real estate agents . But maybe someone here knows someone who rent out there place with Airbnb. Thanks in advance
      Louise

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      Christmas Eve Church Service. Costa Adeje

      Canary Islands Nov 15, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Myself and my husband are staying in Costa Adeje this Christmas. Would like to attend a Service Christmas Eve. Any recommendations? We are not Roman Catholic but are not concerned about this as long as we are genuinely welcome. An English Service would be preferable.

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    • Disability travel in Seville

      Sevilla Nov 19, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      My husband and I are traveling to Seville in April. We have been to Catalonia many times and know the are well.
      Now we want to branch out and see more of Spain! Craig has difficulty walking and uses a scooter for any distances.
      We are working with a travel agency that works with disability travel. However, I am wondering if anyone has an
      Insights they might share for Seville and seeing the sights there.
      Thanks!!

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    • things to on Sunday

      Spain Nov 15, 2016 at 12:22 PM

      Suggestions for what to do on Sunday. Have hire car dont mind travelling a couple of hours or so each way
      ,

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    • Shops selling walking poles

      Puerto de la Cruz Nov 9, 2016 at 11:53 AM

      Are there any shops in Puerto de la Cruz where I may buy walking poles?

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    • Easy travel via spain/Portugal

      Spain Nov 28, 2016 at 1:20 AM

      I'm wanting to travel from Oriheula to Granda to Córdoba to Seville to Faro to Lisbon to Madrid.

      Would love advice on easiest way to travel ? And ideally the cheapest!

      If trains which ones are best? Is there a Spain/Portugal train pass you can get for two weeks?

      If rental cars are there any recommended companies for one way drop off?

      Are there any 1 day or short multi day tours that go to these places or some of them?

      Are there any restrictions traveling between to two countries?

      Any help is kindly appreciated :)

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    • things to do on Sundays

      Fuengirola Nov 15, 2016 at 12:29 PM

      Currently in fuengirola have a car don't mind travelling a couple of hours or so each way. Been told everything is closed as from Saturday mid day any suggestions please

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    • Best hotel to stay at with rooftop bar

      Barcelona Nov 26, 2016 at 11:31 PM

      I am trying to stay at an affordable hotel with a nice rooftop bar in Barcelona. I would prefer something closer to Las Ramblas or Placa Cataluna, I believe. I really wanted to stay at Villa Emilia, however, it is sold out for my visit in September. Any advice for a hotel that would be in a $150-$200/night price range would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!

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    • Best place to stop for a night between San Sebastian & Granada?

      Spain Nov 13, 2016 at 8:26 AM

      Hello,

      I will be driving from San Sebastian to Granada at the end of June and would like to stop somewhat half way. It looks like Madrid is about half way, but I have never been there so I don't know what driving there is like. Can you recommend a place maybe just outside that city that would still make it easy to get into with public transportation or maybe another city that would be worth visiting for a day?

      We will also be going to Valencia for about a week in early June. Any recommendations for good neighborhoods to stay in? We will have our small dog, and love to be able to walk to markets and restaurants. Not really big nightlife people,

      Thanks so much!
      Nicole

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    • Restaurants open Dec 24th and 25th in Barcelona?

      Barcelona Nov 8, 2016 at 4:53 AM

      Does anyone know if there are any restaurants open in Barcelona on the 24th and 25th? I am hoping to find somewhere for dinner on these 2 days for my family of 4. Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions, would love to make some reservations.

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    • Is Irun charming?

      Irùn Nov 4, 2016 at 8:36 AM

      Hello, I was hoping to spend June in San Sebastian, but found that it is or if price range. I found a nice airbnb in Irun for a great price, but I'm wondering what is like there. I can't find anything online other than it's close to Hondarribia. I'm wondering if there is anything cool there or if I'll be wanting to spend all of my time in other towns. Thanks!

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    • Car rentals Cadiz

      Cadiz Nov 21, 2016 at 9:10 PM

      On the various websites I can't seem to find a car rental firm in Cadiz. Particularly near the cruise port terminal.
      Do I have to travel to Sevilla to hire a car. I wish to travel to Sevilla,Malaga,Cartagena and finish in Valencia. I believe car is the only way to travel.

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    • Train travel

      by Mylodog Online Now Oct 27, 2016 at 6:48 AM

      What is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Cordoba by train

       

      6 Answers Nov 1, 2016 at 5:54 AM
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      Taxi's Scam in Madrid/ Demonstrations?

      by GhysdyhhC12 Online Now Sep 13, 2016 at 10:41 AM

      Hello guys, what's up?

      Can you help me please?

      1) Does someone know about taxi's scam in Madrid? I've read that some taxi drivers can overcharge while they're not using meter, but that's all.

      2) How does a taxi ride to the Airport Barajas work? Is there a fixed fare? How much does it cost?

      3) Are there demonstrations planned for this week, as OSAC said?
      osac.gov/Pages/ContentReport...

      Thanks in advance!

      Best Regards!

      3 Answers Sep 14, 2016 at 5:24 AM
    • Best internet provider in Madrid, your opinion

      by Hectaz Online Now Sep 7, 2016 at 7:36 AM

      Hello, I would like to install home Internet, adsl or fibre (preferably adsl because I know this place has adsl installed already, and I'm guessing that it'll take less time for them to install).

      I basically need it for work and after just moving to Madrid I'm uncertain with what company to go with.

      Something that is below 50 euros per month and less than a week of wait for installation.

      Thank you in advance

    • 1 hour layover to get from Terminal 4S to Terminal 4, is that enough time?

      by marlins35 Online Now Aug 22, 2016 at 2:49 PM

      I'll be flying from Miami to Rome with a 1 hour layover in Madrid. I'll need to get from Terminal 4S to Terminal 4, is that enough time? Will I have to go through security again?

      3 Answers Aug 23, 2016 at 2:59 AM
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      Arriving Madrid Airport just after midnight

      by Grevil Online Now Jul 13, 2016 at 3:57 AM

      We have seen a reasonably priced flight with Aegean Air which arrives just after midnight on a week night.
      Will there likely be problems or dangers getting to our city hotel from the airport at that time of night?

      Would extra cost of an earlier arrival be worth it?

      7 Answers Jul 22, 2016 at 3:51 AM
    • 55 minute layover in Madrid, Barajas to transfer from terminal 4 to 4S-- sufficient amount of time?

      by YousefM Online Now Jul 9, 2016 at 6:36 PM

      Hi everyone,
      I recently booked a ticket from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Funchal,Madeira, with a connection at Madrid barajas.
      I booked the ticket via a travel agency and the operating airline is Iberia , however, i'm a little concerned about the transfer time from terminal 4 to 4S- my flight lands in Madrid at 10:40 at terminal 4, then the flight to Funchal,Madeira departs at 11:35 at terminal 4s, totalling about one hour between touch down and take off, a timeframe within which I have to get from the plane to the departure gate.
      I've done my homework and read about the underground 5 minute train, but ideally I'd really like to have an account of someone who's faced the same transfer; is it possible in one hour ? I'd just like to know it this is a /possible/ amount of time, so as to know if I should get a train down instead, i dont know any thing about barajas and how it goes
      I'd be very grateful for any information anyone can bring to the matter.
      Thanks to all who read :)

      5 Answers Jul 22, 2016 at 3:52 AM
    • Toledo and Segovia Day Trips

      by BaydeNoc Online Now Jun 28, 2016 at 5:02 AM

      We are planning day trips in September out of Madrid to Toledo and Segovia. We have allotted a Saturday and Monday, and are wondering which city we should visit on which day to minimize the crowds.

      4 Answers Jul 23, 2016 at 12:28 PM
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      SIM Card with Data Package

      by nilanjanbee Online Now Jun 14, 2016 at 3:04 AM

      We will be starting our tour from Madrid and travel onto France, Brussels, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy over a period of 20 odd days. Question is...do I get a sim card from Spain which will work across all these locations? Main reason for the sim card is data. Is it very expensive?

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2016 at 3:19 PM
    • Left luggage - Consigna

      by mariac1667 Online Now Jun 12, 2016 at 2:13 PM

      Hi has anyone had any experience with the left luggage service in downtown Madrid called Dropit?
      I think they are on the calle Jardines
      thanks Maria

      1 Answer Jun 13, 2016 at 6:43 AM
    • Tourist Travel Pass & Food

      by dmagee32 Online Now Jun 7, 2016 at 10:12 AM

      Is the Tourist Travel Pass still offered for getting around the city? And if so, can it only be purchased in Madrid, not online?
      I will be traveling with family and looking for the most cost effective way to get the Madrid food experience, any food suggestions would be appreciated!
      Also, I only speak English, how much will this hinder my overall experience in Madrid?
      Thanks in advance for your assistance!

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2016 at 2:47 PM
    • first time visit

      by sumitbikramdas Online Now Jun 5, 2016 at 1:13 AM

      I am planning to watch a home game of real madrid at santiago. also want a good tour of spain. so people can you help me how to do things there?

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2016 at 3:28 AM
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      3 days in Madrid

      by Mad-Maddy Online Now Apr 23, 2016 at 4:40 PM

      We will be in Madrid for 3 nights late August, Wednesday-Saturday after finishing up our trip from La Manga. We are staying in a Barrio Salamanca hotel. We don't mind hopping on the train/uber/taxi but we are not looking for long distance trips outside of Madrid. We really want to be with the locals and away from tourist traps. If you'd like to share your favorite attractions and places to eat----we would love to hear. I'm not really sure how to classify our budget since we aren't sure of the economy in Madrid--we don't mind paying for good food/drink but aren't looking for fancy places. Local, casual hangouts. We normally spend about $30-$35 (US Dollars) for lunch and double that for dinner--depending on our mood/taste buds---we can more or less too if the place is worth it.

      14 Answers Aug 25, 2016 at 2:05 AM
    • How to kill a day?

      by 313Mccormick Online Now Apr 11, 2016 at 4:11 PM

      I have a small tour group that needs to kill a day before our 9:30 PM train to Jerez. We have to check out of our hotel by noon (or earlier) but can stack our bags there. We will have already gone to the Prado, the Reina Sofia and a walking tour of the Calle Arenal, Piazza Mayor, Puerta Cerrada, the Palacio Real, the Cathedral and the opera and have eaten at The Market. Any ideas? Are tapas bars open all afternoon? Is there an area where you can tour them? Should we try to tour Toledo?
      Thanks much

      7 Answers Apr 13, 2016 at 12:54 PM
    • Bull fight tickets

      by dmagee32 Online Now Apr 3, 2016 at 10:46 AM

      Hi!
      We will be in Madrid in July, I am looking to purchase tickets to a bullfight on July 10. Do you recommend purchasing tickets when we get there or purchasing them online? I found bullfightingticketsmadrid.com has tickets, however, I am unsure if this would be the best option/website to do so. Any information would be appreciated!

      Thanks in advance,
      Danielle

      4 Answers Apr 3, 2016 at 4:18 PM
    • 40h in Madrid. Help!

      by Johan81 Online Now Mar 24, 2016 at 11:37 AM

      Hi,

      I´m going to Madrid in mid April and it´s my first visit in the city. Going to be there for 40h to see the Champions League game between Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona!

      I will arrive tuesday afternoon so I will also try to get a ticket to Real Madrid vs. Wolfsburg.

      Now I have a couple of questions :-)

      • If I don´t get any ticket to the Real game. Where do you recommend me to see the game?
      • Any nice bar, rooftop bar or tapas bar to recommend? I´m a vegetarian so not a place with only meat ;-)

      As I said, I will only be in Madrid for 40h, so I don´t need plenty of places. Just one or two good recommendations.

      Br //Johan

       

      4 Answers Apr 8, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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      Meeting for coffee or lunch in Madrid May 26 - June 6

      by kfelgran Online Now Mar 14, 2016 at 5:45 AM

      I'll be staying in La Puerta del Sol the above dates and it would be fun to meet an English speaking Spanish VT friend to get an understanding of local issues and world issues and also to practice my Spanish for a bit. I'm a youngish grandmother, politically active/human rights centered American from Boston. 2 Years ago I met up with a FB friend in Rome and it was wonderful. A friend of mine suggested this sounded weird, but my motives are just getting to know a local who is also caring about the state of the world and cares about justice for all.

       

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2016 at 9:33 PM
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      Train travel

      by PesiKatrak Online Now Mar 8, 2016 at 12:56 AM

      information on travelling by train from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid, Saville and Granada in Spain. Is there a rail pass that can be used over 6 days?

      12 Answers Mar 20, 2016 at 2:11 AM
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      guided group tours in English

      by PesiKatrak Online Now Mar 8, 2016 at 12:44 AM

      information on guided group tours in English of Madrid, Saville and Granada

      4 Answers Mar 8, 2016 at 5:27 AM
    • Odd situation- madrid

      by anderson99 Online Now Feb 18, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Hi all members im new to this site, i have different situation than yours and want explain to you and see if that possible or not please help me.

      I have colombian student visa and i from lebanon but i live in UAE and my situation like this, want travel to Colombia but normal airlines takes more money more time in transit and above that need 2 or 3 more visas (transit ones), so im thinking of make it on 2 tickets like the following:

      (1) abu dhabi---madrid
      (2) madrid-----medellin

      the second ticket i will reserve it in the airport itself, now my questions are:
      1-do i need schengen visa for this situation ?
      2- will they allow me to do this change from T1 to T4 ?

      Thanks for your time

      Best regards,

      9 Answers Mar 2, 2016 at 10:15 AM
    • 5 hours in Madrid on a Sunday afternoon. Ideas?

      by antuantuan Online Now Feb 6, 2016 at 8:24 AM

      Hi,

      A bit crazy, but next weekend we'll travel to Madrid just for the day. We'll have approximately 5 hours to spend in the city. I would like to have a nice lunch. Something not touristy but with great Spanish food would be great. Any recommendations?

      What would you do with the rest of the afternoon? We have both been to Madrid, so something a bit different and off the beaten track would be nice. Perhaps have lunch and explore an area that is not one of the most touristy ones?

      I'm looking forward to hearing your suggestions!

      1 Answer Feb 6, 2016 at 11:51 AM
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      What should I plan to wear

      by kfelgran Online Now Jan 30, 2016 at 2:22 PM

      I am arriving May 26 and leaving June 6. I know it gets chilly at night. Is a sweater enough or should I bring something heavier? Can you give me an idea of range of temperatures day to night in F? Or just suggest what to include in packing. Thanks so much.

      5 Answers Feb 3, 2016 at 1:04 AM
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      Hi, Need some advice Madrid

      by kfelgran Online Now Jan 30, 2016 at 2:19 PM

      Hi, I'm a grandmother traveling alone for the first time. Been to Madrid twice before with tour groups. Staying in Plaza Puerta del Sol. I don't feel comfortable eating dinner in a restaurant but am totally comfortable eating outside at a café table. Any tips for budget to moderate eating in the evening not too far away? Is it unusual for a woman to dine alone inside of a restaurant?

      4 Answers Feb 4, 2016 at 4:34 AM
    • MADRID (resident location)

      by thanito Online Now Jan 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM

      Hello everybody! I will visit Madrid in 29/4/2016 and I am already trying to find out where I will book my resident place. I would like to ask for the safer place in the town. Of course I'd prefer to stay in the city center but I would appreciate your feedback.

      • What about the airbnb solution? I would like a hotel breakfast but do you think that a hotel is value for money in comparison to house from airbnb?

      Thank you all in advance guys!!!

      4 Answers Jan 24, 2016 at 1:30 AM
    • Prepaid Train Tickets

      by Janed40 Online Now Jan 11, 2016 at 5:35 PM

      I will be in Madrid for a few days in September and I would like to do at least two or three day trips from Madrid, I am looking online to purchase my tickets in advance but there are no trains/routes yet available. Does anyone know how far in advance they allow you to purchase these tickets? I am traveling in September of this year.

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2016 at 3:55 AM
    • Cuban Cuisine in Madrid

      by spoton57 Online Now Jan 8, 2016 at 10:27 AM

      Hello everyone,
      Any uptodate recommendations on 1-2 Cuban restaurants in Madrid? Think food, not so much Clubs-music-dance. Thanks to all.

      4 Answers Jan 11, 2016 at 9:32 AM
    • I am planning to visit Madrid, any recommendations?

      by HoffAnn Online Now Jan 5, 2016 at 2:33 AM

      Hello :)
      I am planning to visit Madrid soon, and I wanted to ask if you have some recommendations?

      Thanks! :)

      2 Answers Jan 5, 2016 at 1:23 PM
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      Where El Goloso Monastery is?

      by Oleg_D. Online Now Dec 27, 2015 at 4:44 AM

      Hi,
      In the God sake, can anybody tell me exact location and open hours of Monasterio de El Goloso. In fact I’m looking for the tombs of Beatriz Galindo "La Latina" and Francisco Ramírez "El Arillero". They were buried in Monastery of Convento de la Concepción Jerónima:
      conocemadrid.blogspot.ru/200...
      Probably people living in Madrid should know an answer. Thank you in advance.
      Sincerely,

      Oleg

      12 Answers Jan 8, 2016 at 11:16 AM
    • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo

      Dinner with my better half

      by Martin_S. Online Now Nov 24, 2015 at 4:45 AM

      Shalom, Shalom:
      My wife, Zohara, and I plan to visit Madrid either before or after the VT Euromeet in May 2016.
      I would like to surprise her with a nice dinner hopefully at a place with a view over the city.
      Any suggestions.
      (and yes I have been going over VT pages on Madrid and so far found nothing suitable :o)))
      Thanks for any help.
      Martin

      10 Answers Nov 30, 2015 at 4:08 AM
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      Where to purchase Real Madrid Soccer Tickets to watch a game

      by Tickled_Pink Online Now Nov 10, 2015 at 4:08 AM

      Whilst we are in Madrid we would like to attend a soccer match.
      Is there a website/s where can we purchase Real Madrid tickets?

      Approx costs of the tickets

      Which station is close to the stadium, is it in walking distance & any other tips you can provide

      1 Answer Nov 10, 2015 at 5:11 AM
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      Where should we spend more time: In Madrid or the outskirts?

      by Tickled_Pink Online Now Nov 6, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      While I love exploring cities, I sometimes feel that the hidden gems are on the outskirts. Can anyone suggest places to visit around Barcelona, Seville & Madrid respectively?

      Thanks

      5 Answers Nov 6, 2015 at 5:33 PM