Madrid on Zero Euros A Day

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


So you have that summer trip to Spain all mapped out, and now all you have left to do is to wait around and watch every day as the U.S. Dollar plummets against the euro once again.

Have no fear, there are plenty of ways to see everything you want and to get by on (almost) zero euros a day in Madrid, as laid out in this National Geographic article.

•  Heading to the Prado? Visit between 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, and 5 – 8 p.m. on Sunday for free admission.

• Ever notice how much better food tastes when it’s free? Same phenomena applies to tapas. El Tigre, located at Calle de las Infantas 30, serves up free tapas along with your drinks. Okay, you have to pay for the drinks, but this is when your skill for having others buy you drinks at a bar come into play.

• Open from 7 in the morning to midnight, Parque del Buen Retiro’s 350 acres are perfect for wandering on a sunny day and taking in the many works of art and monuments. Stop by the park’s bandstand for free performances during the summer.

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