Checking Off the Last of the Madrid Bucket List

Checking off the last of the Madrid Bucket List title card [PetiteAdventures.org]

The countdown has begun! Today marks the first day of our last month in Madrid, and I’m not going to lie, I’m a little bit excited.

Don’t get me wrong, Madrid is great. I’m just looking forward to summer travels, adventures and ticking the last few things off my Madrid Bucket List.

Let’s take a look at what I have planned to make the most of this last month in Madrid, special and memorable:

Miradors/Viewpoints

Earlier this year, I was on a quest to see the city from as many different miradors (or viewpoints) as possible. There are still two remaining on my list: City Hall and the Faro de Moncloa. Both hold reasonable hours, and with the weather being as magnificent as it is, there’s no time like the present!

Faro de Moncloa - Checking off the last of the Madrid Bucket List [PetiteAdventures.org]

Views from the Far de Moncloa - Checking off the last of the Madrid Bucket List [PetiteAdventures.org]

photo courtesy of Wikipedia – Taken by the uploader: w:es:Usuario:Barcex

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El Escorial

El Escorial is the historical residence of the King of Spain and is located just 45 kilometres outside of the city. It’s comprised of two architectural complexes of great historical and cultural significance: the royal monastery and La Granjilla de La Fresneda, a royal hunting lodge and monastic retreat about five kilometres away. It’s supposed to be pretty spectacular, and Dave and I hope to have a chance to visit it before our time in the city is up.

El Escorial - Checking off the last of the Madrid Bucket List [PetiteAdventures.org]

Churros

Deep fried dough, which you dip in chocolate. It’s decadent. It’s delicious. It’s definitely something I want to sample and savour before we go.

Churros - Checking off the last of the Madrid Bucket List [PetiteAdventures.org]

Kintaro Sushi

Speaking of food, I love sushi and Kintaro is the best I’ve found in Madrid. I can’t wait to eat my weight in sushi, sashimi, nigiri, gyoza, and pretty much anything that comes along the conveyor belt.

Sushi at Kintaro - Checking off the last of the Madrid Bucket List [PetiteAdventures.org]

Take it all in

It probably hasn’t hit me yet that very soon Madrid won’t be our home and our gap year will be over, but I know it will as we get closer and closer to our leave date. Between now and then I hope to spend a good portion of my time just wandering the streets and barrios, admiring the architecture, and taking in all of Madrid, just one last time.

Downtown Madrid - Checking off the last of the Madrid Bucket List [PetiteAdventures.org]

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