Terrence Chan

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Don't stay in Madrid - buy a Michelin Guide and go touring. Get to Can Roca if you can get a reservation it will blow your mind. Failing that L'agadal in the business district is fantastic

Can Roca looks fantastic, H and I had a reservation there for our birthdays last year but ended up not going to Spain at all. So it's doable and they didn't ask for a deposit.

But, that was a month in advance, and it's moved up to #2 this year on the top 50 list, and you're closer to Barcelona right now than the restaurant. So, maybe not the most practical choice.

If you go, you might as well pop in to El Bulli and check off the top two at the same time. Spain has four in the top ten (!) but apparently they like to make the masses work for their food - none within about 5 hours of Madrid, and even the Barcelona-ish ones are waaay outside the city.

I went to Europe and Madrid for the first time last year and also enjoyed it more than Paris and London (despite speaking a bit of French and no Spanish). It was the color and vibrance of the city that struck me. And not surprisingly the Spanish were nicer to me than the French.

I don't know about restaurants, but do get some chocolatta and churros (thick hot chocolate with fried dough). I also found Retiro Park to be one of the most beautiful places I've seen, especially at sunset (and I also loved the 9pm sunsets... so cool).

Go to Segovia (NW 30 miles) and get roast suckling pig.

I'm very fond of Madrid. I think the Spanish are as stylish as the Italians but much less self-conscious about it - dressing up more for fun than effect.

The only restaraunt I remember from my time in Madrid was Botin, opened in 1725. Claims to be the worlds oldest restaraunt.


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How many vancouver/Canucks fans did you go out with? and how hard was it to find a bar that showed the game?

Hi, thanks for sharing the experience of your trip. The experience that you have shared will definitely help many as who are planning to visit Madrid.

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