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Having “churro” fritters with chocolate for breakfast near the iconic Puerta del Sol is a great way to start exploring Madrid. At mid-morning, try a squid baguette in the Plaza Mayor, the heart of the ancient Madrid de los Austrias. And when lunchtime approaches, visit San Miguel Market, a meeting point for people who love good food. Take an afternoon nap in the beautiful El Retiro Park and then later some shopping on Gran Vía or walking around Puerta de Alcalá. At sunset, it’s tough to choose the place to go to taste the famous tapas: Malasaña, Chueca, the Barrio de las Letras, Salamanca or La Latina.

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