I have set up a google map called About Madrid, and I visited it in order to attend a NESSI Steering Committee in January 2008. This is the first time this century that I have been here, my previous visit was in the 1980’s. My few pictures are on flickr. I returned in Oct 2008, and populated the maps with some more landmarks. I’d like to return sometime without a business agenda. Here are my pictures!

My Google Map

I have created a google map to locate the landmarks, hotels and other places of interest. Its currently set up to support my business visits. Zoom out from the map to see other landmarks.

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Getting there

It’s still cheaper to fly, but can one arrive in Bilbao and leave via Madrid, to see the Guggenheim. The train journey is 4:50 odd, given what’s in Madrid, not a good idea.

Getting about

The Madrid Metro


What’s up with the ★ system in Madrid? See here! Size of rooms, and facilities, but 3 ★ should guarantee a restaurant.

  • NH Nacional, near the museums and Royal Palace, but nearer the museums.
  • Hotel Agumar, 4*, Restaurant and Bar, south of the Retiro Park.

Things to Do

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