From Barcelona to Madrid

Madrid

From Barcelona to Madrid. Today I want to share with you my best-travel-experience so far. It’s was such an amazing experience for me. Exploring Madrid was something I really wanted to do and back in Autumn 2013 I was able to do it. When I look back to the pictures I get inspired and happy at the same time. I hope you love these pictures as well. But I also hope you get inspired to travel by yourself and experience how much it’s worth to travel. Traveling is always a good experience and makes you richer as a person. Have you ever did a train-travel like this? Let me know.

Madrid

From Barcelona to Madrid

From Barcelona to Madrid

From Barcelona to Madrid

From Barcelona to Madrid

From Barcelona to Madrid

From Barcelona to Madrid.

Today is more a throwback from one of my first-travel-experiences ever. It was back in 2013 that I booked a trip to Barcelona for the second time. But this second time I wanted to see more of Spain. So what is better to start in the heart of Spain? Now I’ve booked a train ticket at:Renfe which is the Spanish-Train-Company. In 3-hours you arrived at Madrid-Atocha. Which is the biggest train-station in Madrid. From Atocha there are many other destinations to go. So After I stayed for one-day in Barcelona I woke up way to late in my hotel-room. To catch my train to Madrid the next-morning. Lucky enough I was at Barcelona-Sants which is the biggest train-station in Barcelona. Where I was able to buy another ticket to Madrid. Unfortunately I lost a couple of hours to spend in the heart of Spain. My 3-hour-train journey was incredible. When you go by train you see much of the area and how Spain looks like. Although I’ve lost a couple of hours, I still was able to spend the afternoon and the start of the evening in The Heart of Spain. So it didn’t feel like I made a big mistake.

How To do?

When you ever think about to make the trip from Barcelona to Madrid by Train. It’s very easy to do this. You book a train-ticket at:Renfe.es it’s the Spanish-Train-Company. Make sure you plan this on the right-time because it’s better for your wallet ;). After you purchase the tickets you able to safe them in there app. At the time I just printed my tickets. It’s bin five-years-ago that I booked this trip. Further when you deiced to purchase train-tickets at:Renfe.es you can choose to have first-class and second-class seats. When you prefer a more luxurious seat than I would recommend the first-class. Specially during this 3-hours train-journey.You might want to have a little bit of comfort. But when you don’t mind to have that luxury-class-experience. It’s always nice to purchase second-class tickets. I must say that the second-class seats where more than good. So for me personally I didn’t have the feeling that I missed something on the train-journey. When you have short journey’s you don’t experience the luxury than, on a longer journey by train or plane right?

Public-Transport information.

When you arrive early at Train-Station-Atocha I would highly recommend to buy some bus-metro-tickets for the whole-day. Maybe you want to explore some others spots outside the centre. With great metro-lines Madrid is very easy to explore. With metro-tickets for the whole day you don’t have to worry about that and you safe time. Further it’s easy to use for bus and metro and you can’t prepare enough right? For around 10,00 euro’s you are able to buy public-transport tickets for the whole day and every zone. You can explore whole Madrid. Some of the area’s are not in the centre so the metro is the perfect transport to explore that spot.

What to see in Madrid?

When you know that you have only one-day to spend in a city. It’s smart to make a plan before you book the trip. Planning safe’s time and always keeps your mind more sharp. You don’t want to have stress during your trip. Not the kind of stress like: I want to see this, and I want to see that. You feel me? So when you visit a city think about all the things you want to see. Because I messed up a couple of hours. I was not able to see as much I wanted in Madrid. So what I can recommend when you go to Madrid for only a one-day is the following: Retiro-Park-Madrid. Its almost near train-station-Atocha. I think it’s like 10-15 minutes walk and it’s a beautiful place to discover. Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures of it. That is really pity don’t you think? Further It’s nice to see the playa Cibeles which is also 20-25 minutes walking from Train-Station-Atocha. Near the Cibeles you have Puerto-Del-Sol which is the most-famous-square in Madrid. Further when you walk to Puerto-DEl-Sol you can walk trough Gran Via, what is a famous-street in the centre of Madrid. If you have seen all these places you also can go to the Royal-Palace of Spain, but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to visit that. But it’s something I would highly recommend to you guys.

What to wear in Madrid?

When you traveling it’s always smart to think about your outfits. Specially when you know that it will be a lot of walking and exploring. When I was traveling from Barcelona to Madrid. It was October 2013 and the temperatures where around 18 degrees. So it was not that hot and I could easy explore with my casual-outfit and backpack. It’s for me the perfect outfit to explore. What do you like to wear when you traveling? ┬áMake sure you have a couple of sneakers in your luggage for traveling. Further make sure you wear comfortable clothes. You might feel more comfortable in a trouser and some sneakers. Other people prefer to wear denim. A Good backpack is a must-have when you traveling because you have your hands-free and space to put all your stuff in. It maybe sounds a little bit strange but I also recommend to have a couple of jackets in your luggage. Because weather can change very fast and you don’t want to catch a cold or something else.

Metro-Tickets/ Metro-Madrid

Train-Tickets/ Renfe

Photography: Moi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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