My Beat: Madrid

Ever since I visited Seville and Barcelona in 2006 and 2007 respectively, Madrid has been been on my hit list. I loved both cities so I always thought that when I finally set foot in Spain’s capital, I would have an equally swell there. I’m happy to say I was right! I wasn’t sure that was going to be the case because when I asked friends – one of whom is Spanish – what I absolutely shouldn’t miss in the course of the three days I was going to be in the city, it seemed the general consensus was that I should just stroll around the city and discover it by myself, stopping for a cafe con leche here, and at a tapas bar there. Although I did just that and had a great time, sometimes you need concrete tips for what to do – especially if you only have a couple of days at your disposal.