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What are the "hidden gems" in Madrid?

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What are the "hidden gems" in Madrid?

I'm researching guidebooks and this site to figure out how to spend my limited time in Madrid. I think I'm getting a good sense of what most travelers guides and or websites would put on their "must do" list.

Are there any other hidden gems that might not make these lists that you think I should be aware of?

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I don't know if San Francisco el Grande is on a lot of lists as we were newbies to Spain -- we stumbled on it near the apartment we rented and thought it was wonderful. You can see our visit at:


We also wandered through a lot of neighborhoods and enjoyed small bars and squares here and there.

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The Sorolla Museum and the Cerralbo Museum are two small museums that people enjoy very much.

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Janet, beautiful blog! I am missing Spain immensely today, and now I need to visit Ronda...

I think the tiled 18th c. kitchen on the top floor of the Museum of Decorative Arts is a hidden gem. There are a few photos on my blog entry from 2 years ago:


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I complimented Janet in another post, but I mistakenly called her "Jane", a name of one of our daughters, Stand to be corrected, Janet...but I agree about your blog.

Phishkabob, look at Hilldale's blog "Every Museum in Madrid" in other entries to discover hidden gems according to your own interests and tastes.

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Matadero Madrid is great on weekends.

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My favorite is the Jardin de los Caprichos. It's marvelous and seldom visited!

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