I’m really excited to interview Javier Garcia Colomo of Cool Tours Spain about Madrid, Spain. Javier’s tips for the best things to do in Madrid are awesome because he was born and raised in Madrid and he loves his hometown because you can find cultural activities almost every day of the week
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Turismo Madrid, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Madrid
The local airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD), which is about a 25-minute drive to the city.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Javier Garcia Colomo about Madrid, Spain. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Madrid, Spain
- Green dots = best things to do in Madrid, Spain
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Madrid, Spain
Who is Javier Garcia Colomo?
Javier Garcia is a graffiti lover and elementary school teacher who has traveled to over 32 countries around the world. He loves meeting people from different nationalities and learning new languages. He is currently learning Catalan. In his spare time, Javier hosts alternative street art tours and graffiti workshops at Cool Tours Spain for worldwide travelers and urban art lovers.
Here are a few articles that he’s written:
- Street Art in Madrid – By Javier García Colomo (Cool Tours Spain)
- Ep. 6 Javier Garcia talks about alternative tours, street art, feminism, and a different tour experience.
- A Guide to Experiencing the Best Street Art in Madrid
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when author Stasha Healy, author of Secret Connecticut by Reedy Press, shares the best things to do in Greenwich, CT. In this episode, Stasha and I talk about stopping for a drink at Putnam Cottage, exploring the Bruce Museum, and taking the Connecticut Art Trail to see more than 20 museums throughout the state. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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