Old Sep 10, 17, 12:38 am
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safra1
 
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MAD for nochevieja (NYE) -- very quick trip

Hi - can anyone recommend an itinerary for an admittedly ridiculously short trip to MAD for New Years Eve. We are arriving on 12/30 at 11am and departing on 1/1 at 1pm. We are staying at the Intercontinental and I imagine we won't be getting much sleep while we are in town.

I guess my questions are:

1) Is there any obvious choice for a New Years Eve party in Madrid? Is Puerta del Sol fun to check out or is it just plain crazy? Also, what about for the night before New Years Eve? I guess for one of those nights it would be fun to check out something a bit upscale and authentically Spanish (i.e., we are not going for a New York vibe).

2) Are there any go-to Tapas restaurants that are likely to be open and that should be booked well in advance? I am thinking lunch right after we arrive?

3) What tourist sites, if any, are likely to be open on 12/30 and 12/31, and should/could tickets be booked in advance?
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