THE LOWDOWN ON HONEYMOON IN MADRID:
WHAT TO BUY IN MADRID
Leather goods, clothes, and food!
WHAT TO EAT IN MADRID
It will come as no surprise that Tapas is the main thoroughfare in Madrid. Although they do have a unique speciality in the bocadillo de calamares [ a calamari sandwich]. Do it like the locals do at stand up only tapas joints, eat the one thing everyone else is eating and then move on. Hint: if there are pictures of the food on the menu its not a traditional place!
WHAT TO SEE IN MADRID
The Botanic Gardens and Retiro park are a must for a outdoorsy among you. Retiro park has a man made lake where honeymooners can rent a little row boat, how freaking romantic! For me there is nothing worse than a travel guide that says 'get lost' on the winding streets of Madrid, (like every single Venice blog post out there!) but what I will say is that wandering up and down the lanes of Old Madrid is pretty fab, and stumbling on some new tapas places, or admiring the mixed architecture (Flemish, Dutch, Spanish and French to name a few) is pretty nice.
WHAT TO DO IN MADRID
Oh of course no visit to Madrid would be complete without stopping at the Prado Museum or the Royal Palace. Hint: book tickets in advance to avoid the queues.
WHAT TO DRINK IN MADRID
Vermouth! Also known as Martini is the drink of choice for many Madrians. If that's not your bag, relax with your new husband a cheers to married life with a glass of Tinto de Veranno (like Sangria) and of-course the odd splash of Spanish red wine.