While we might be biased since we studied only 30 minutes away from Spain’s capital, Madrid is a must-see city when traveling in Europe. There’s always something to do, great tapas and it’s super clean. Even though we traveled there at least 10 times while abroad, we discovered something new each time we explored this gorgeous city. Here are some of our favorite attractions that won’t break your budget:
3. San Miguel indoor food market: Who doesn’t love free samples? The market is a great place to try a variety of authentic Spanish food, see how it’s prepared and have a quick bite to eat.
6. El Rastro flea market: If you’re exploring Madrid on the weekend, don’t miss this unique market only open on Sundays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. You can find all sorts of local trinkets that are great for souvenirs and gifts. It runs along Plaza de Cascorro and Calle Ribera de Curtidores and gets crowded quickly, so get there early and be prepared to use your elbows to push through the crowds. It's definitely worth it though when you find the perfect Christmas gift to take home.