Madrid is the capital city of Spain and tops my list of favorite European cities. It’s where I grew up

Madrid is the capital city of Spain and tops my list of favorite European cities. Not only for its iconic buildings, gorgeous gardens, and delicious food. But also for the personal connection I have with the city. It’s where I grew up

My family decided to move to Madrid when I was 3 weeks old and we stayed there for 3 years before moving back to Germany. This was one of the many reasons why I was so excited to visit Madrid with Jake - To show him a bit more of my life and where I spent my first few years.

Unfortunately, we only had a 24-hour layover in Madrid and so we had to make the most of our short visit. One day in Madrid may not seem like enough time to explore the city, but if you plan your itinerary right, you can do a lot, and eat your way through the city.

Here are our travel tips for spending one day in Madrid!