Here you will find some recommendations to spend a day in Madrid and enjoy its best plans.
Observe the views from the roof top of El Círculo de Bellas Artes.
The perfect place to enjoy the best views of Madrid, El Círculo de Bellas Artes. Located right in the heart of Madrid, from this terrace you can see the contrast of the skyscrapers and the most emblematic points of the city, such as the Royal Palace, the fountain of Cibeles or la Gran Vía. For the modest price of 4€ you can access to contemplate these wonderful views.
Taste some good tapas.
The typical food markets abound in the city, you can find products of the best quality as well as take a break and taste the best tapas in Madrid. Among the most famous markets are the Mercado de San Miguel, where the modern mixes with the traditional, and the Mercado de San Antón that is not as “gourmet” as the first one, but you will find the most authentic tapas.
A walk in the Retiro Park.
The Retiro Park, a place to escape and enjoy the tranquility of nature right in the heart of the city. It’s the place of recreation preferred by the locals. There are many activities you can do here such as taking a boat trip on the lake, having a picnic, riding a bike or discovering the many hidden corners of the park.
Afternoons in La Latina.
The variety of bars and restaurants in this area is very wide, the evening can become very easily a night. Its central squares, Plaza de la Cebada and Plaza de la Paja are always full of people looking to disconnect and have fun. One of the most authentic neighborhoods in Madrid, this is where the famous Rastro takes place every Sunday morning. This market is reputed to be one of the largest and most curious in Europe.
Enjoy the sunset at the Temple of Debod.
To end a long day of sightseeing in the Spanish capital, what better than enjoying a quiet sunset in the Temple of Debod. This temple was brought stone by stone from Egypt as a gift to Spain. The Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral and the mountains make up the perfect backdrop as the sun goes down.
If you have time between these wonderful plans swing by our Wifivox store! Especially after the walk by the Retiro Park since it’s only a 15-minute walk away… and get your own portable wifi with unlimited data to be connected at all times at maximum speed!
Here you will find some recommendations to spend a day in Madrid and enjoy its best plans.
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Enjoy Spain to the fullest visiting its main attractions!
Spain is the second most visited country in the world, and there’s a reason why.
It offers a huge variety of destinations, as well as being able to choose any type of tourism; sun and beach, historical-cultural, rural, adventure …
Madrid and Barcelona, two huge cities in which to deepen and get to know their history and culture. We can find numerous touristic stops in each of them. Madrid; The Prado Museum, Royal Palace, Almudena’s Cathedral, Retiro Park or La Plaza Mayor among others. Barcelona; The Sagrada Familia, the Güel Park, Casa Batlló or The Gothic Quarter are must stops.
Other cities worth visiting are Seville, San Sebastian or Granada, they house monuments, streets and squares of extraordinary beauty that will not leave you indifferent.
As for sun and beach tourism, Spain has spectacular paradisiacal beaches, most popular destinations are the Balearic Islands; Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza or Formentera, The Canary Islands; Tenerife, Las Palmas or Lanzarote, and Andalusia; Málaga, Cádiz or Huelva.
For rural tourism you can not miss destinations such as Asturias, Galicia or the Basque Country, destinations full of vegetation and beautiful landscapes, well known also for its rich and abundant cuisine.
Visit all these amazing places with Wifivox to stay connected at all times wherever you are!
Check out the following useful facts before visiting Spain:
Average temperature and rainfall
Spanish Tipping etiquette
Tipping in Spain is very common but not mandatory. The average tip in most service establishments is around 5-10% if not already included in the bill. Tipping tourist guides and taxi drivers is not mandatory either but a round up will be appreciated.
TOP 3 Places to see in Spain:
1. La Sagrada Familia
2. La Alhambra
3. Picos de Europa
Voltage: 230 V
There’s no special vaccine required to travel to Spain as long as you’re up-to-date on routine vaccines.
This years Spanish work calendar gathers up ten common holidays. Some establishments and places of interest will remain closed during these specific dates, although, if you want to get to enjoy some typical Spanish festivities and learn more about our culture, these may be some good dates to come and visit us. If you are planning on visiting Spain this year you may want to take note of these specific dates.
January 1st – New Years
January 6th – Epiphany
March 30th – Holy Friday (Easter)
May 1st – Labour Day
August 15th – Assumption
October 12th – National Hispanic Day
November 1st – All Saints Day
December 6th – Constitution Day
December 8th – Immaculate Conception
December 25th – Christmas
Barcelona’s Wifivox office will remain open during almost every mentioned holiday for your convenience, to guarantee the best connectivity while being away from home.
*Exceptions: Sundays, January 1st, January 6th, December 25th and December 26th.
Madrid’s Wifivox office will remain closed during holidays and weekends, although some changes are estimated. We’ll further inform of any news.
With the new year just right around the corner, we bring you a useful list of the updated public holidays in Spain for future references. Always make sure to take this into account whenever you plan your holidays, as most establishments and places of interest will remain closed at such specific dates, with a few exceptions. However, our offices will still be open for your convenience to ensure you the best connectivity while being away from home.
Also please keep in mind that we’re closed on Sundays but your queries will still be attended through our Premium email support, Facebook and Twitter so don’t ever hesitate to ask us about whatever information you might need.
Said public holidays can be found below:
Wifivox offices will be open during all the mentioned bank holidays, except on January 6th, December 25th and 26th and on Sundays.
Also you must take into account that besides the national bank holidays, there are also autonomic bank holidays. For instance, September 11th is the National day of Catalonia, meaning everything will remain closed that day in Catalonia but not in the rest of the country. You can check all the autonomic bank holidays here.
Ever heard about the Michelin Guide? It is said that the restaurants which appear in this series of annual tourist guides always bring the very best of the countries they represent, assuring the return of the customers who visit their establishments. The more stars the restaurant has, the more tasteful and sophisticated the dishes are, making the trip always worthwhile for both tourists and locals.
Now the remaining details about the 2017 Michelin guide for Spain and Portugal have been revealed! One of the main attractions is the recognisation of Lasarte, a Barcelona restaurant run by the basque chef Martín Berasategui since 2006, as the new three-starred restaurant to join the Michelin star system. Along with Akelarre, Arzak, Azurmendi (the three of them in Basque Country) DiverXO (in Madrid), El Celler de Can Roca (in Girona), Martín Berasategui (the other restaurant of Lasarte’s owner as read above, also in Basque Country) Quique Dacosta (in Alicante) and Sant Pau (in Barcelona) the number goes up to 9 three-starred restaurants within Spain, a title definitely not granted to many. We can also find a total of 28 two-starred restaurants and 166 one-starred restaurants respectively throughout Spain. One can see that Spain is home to several remarkable restaurants, and it’s to be expected since it’s a country that has always taken pride in its cuisine.
It’s also safe to say that 2017 seems very favorable to Spanish cuisine, as these results are deemed a reconcilement of sorts between the Michelin guide and Spain itself considering the usual low amount of stars the latter is awarded with every year.
To those of you who aim to broaden your culinary horizons, enjoy gastronomic tourism or just really love to eat, we provide you a list of the best regarded restaurants of each autonomous community of Spain, so you always know where to go when in search of a finger licking meal.
Noor, Córdoba, 1 star (New entry)
Dani García, Marbella, 2 stars
Aponiente, El Puerto de Santa María, 2 stars
Kabuki Raw, Casares, 1 star
Choco, Córdoba, 1 star
La Costa, El Ejido, 1 star
Sollo, Fuengirola, 1 star
Acanthum, Huelva, 1 star
José Carlos García, Málaga, 1 star
El Lago, Marbella, 1 star
Messina, Marbella, 1 star
Skina, Marbella, 1 star
Alejandro, Roquetas de Mar, 1 star
Abantal, Sevilla, 1 star
Lillas Pastias, Huesca, 1 star
Tatau Bistro, Huesca, 1 star
Las Torres, Huesca, 1 star
Hospedería El Batán, Tramacastilla, 1 star
La Prensa, Zaragoza, 1 star
Casa Marcial, Arriondas, 2 stars
El Corral del Indianu, Arriondas, 1 star
Auga, Gijón, 1 star
La Salgar, Gijón, 1 star
El Retiro, Llanes/Pancar, 1 star
Casa Gerardo, Prendes, 1 star
Arbidel, Ribadesella, 1 star
Real Balneario, Salinas, 1 star
Adrián Quetglas, Palma de Mallorca, 1 star (New entry)
Argos, Port de Pollença, 1 star (New entry)
Zaranda, Es Capdellà, 2 stars
Andreu Genestra, Capdepera, 1 star
Es Molí d’En Bou, Sa Coma, 1 star
Es Racó d’Es Teix, Deià, 1 star
Marc Fosh, Palma, 1 star
Es Fum, Palmanova, 1 star
Jardín, Port d’Alcudia, 1 star
M.B., Guía de Isora, 2 stars
Kabuki, Guía de Isora, 1 star
El Rincón de Juan Carlos, Los Gigantes, 1 star
Kazan, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1 star
Annua, San Vicente de la Barquera, 2 stars (New entry)
Cenador de Amós, Villaverde de Pontones, 2 stars (New entry)
El Nuevo Molino, Puente Arce, 1 star
Solana, Ampuero/La Bien Aparecida, 1 star
El Serbal, Santander, 1 star
Maralba, Almansa, 1 star
El Bohío, Illescas, 1 star
El Carmen de Montesión, Toledo, 1 star
Tierra, Torrico/Valdepalacios, 1 star
Castilla y León
Baluarte, Soria, 1 star (New entry)
Cobo Vintage, Burgos, 1 star (New entry)
El Ermitaño, Benavente, 1 star
Cocinandos, León, 1 star
La Botica, Matapozuelos, 1 star
La Lobita, Navaleno, 1 star
Víctor Gutiérrez, Salamanca, 1 star
Refectorio, Sardón de Duero, 1 star
Villena, Segovia, 1 star
Lasarte, Barcelona, 3 stars (New entry)
Ca l’Arpa, Banyoles, 1 star (New entry)
Céleri, Barcelona, 1 star (New entry)
La Boscana, Lleida, 1 star (New entry)
L’Antic Molí, Ulldecona, 1 star (New entry)
Xerta, Barcelona, 1 star (New entry)
El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, 3 stars
Sant Pau, Sant Pol de Mar, 3 stars
ABaC, Barcelona, 2 stars
Enoteca, Barcelona, 2 stars
Moments, Barcelona, 2 stars
Miramar, Llançà, 2 stars
Les Cols, Olot, 2 stars
Les Magnòlies, Arbúcies, 1 star
Alkimia, Barcelona, 1 star
Angle, Barcelona, 1 star
Caelis, Barcelona, 1 star
Cinc Sentits, Barcelona, 1 star
Disfrutar, Barcelona, 1 star
Dos Cielos, Barcelona, 1 star
Dos Palillos, Barcelona, 1 star
Gaig, Barcelona, 1 star
Hisop, Barcelona, 1 star
Hofmann, Barcelona, 1 star
Hoja Santa, Barcelona, 1 star
Koy Shunka, Barcelona, 1 star
Nectari, Barcelona, 1 star
Pakta, Barcelona, 1 star
Roca Moo, Barcelona, 1 star
Tickets, Barcelona, 1 star
Via Veneto, Barcelona, 1 star
Lluerna, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, 1 star
Can Jubany, Calldetenes, 1 star
Can Bosch, Cambrils, 1 star
Rincón de Diego, Cambrils, 1 star
Emporium, Castelló d’Empúries, 1 star
Estany Clar, Cercs, 1 star
Bo.Tic, Corçà, 1 star
Malena, Gimenells, 1 star
Massana, Girona, 1 star
La Fonda Xesc, Gombrèn, 1 star
Casamar, Llafranc, 1 star
Els Tinars, Llagostera, 1 star
Tresmacarrons, El Masnou, 1 star
Sala, Olost, 1 star
Els Brancs, Playa de Canyelles Petites, 1 star
Els Casals, Sagàs, 1 star
L’Ó, Sant Fruitós de Bages, 1 star
Fogony, Sort, 1 star
Capritx, Terrassa, 1 star
La Cuina de Can Simon, Tossa de Mar, 1 star
Les Moles, Ulldecona, 1 star
Ca l’Enric, La Vall de Bianya, 1 star
Villa Retiro, Xerta, 1 star
Atrio, Cáceres, 2 stars
Yayo Daporta, Cambados, 1 star
A Estación, Cambre, 1 star
Alborada, A Coruña, 1 star
Árbore da Veira, A Coruña, 1 star
Culler de Pau, Reboredo (O Grove), 1 star
As Garzas, Porto Barizo (Malpica de Bergantiños), 1 star
Nova, Ourense, 1 star
Solla, San Salvador de Poio (Pontevedra), 1 star
Pepe Vieira Camiño da Serpe, Raxo, 1 star
Retiro da Costiña, Santa Comba, 1 star
Casa Marcelo, Santiago de Compostela, 1 star
Maruja Limón, Vigo, 1 star
DSTAgE, Madrid, 2 stars (New entry)
El Invernadero, Madrid, 1 star (New entry)
Gaytán, Madrid, 1 star (New entry)
A’Barra, Madrid, 1 star (New entry)
DiverXO, Madrid, 3 stars
Coque, Humanes de Madrid, 2 stars
El Club Allard, Madrid, 2 stars
Ramón Freixa Madrid, Madrid, 2 stars
Santceloni, Madrid, 2 stars
La Terraza del Casino, Madrid, 2 stars
Álbora, Madrid, 1 star
La Cabra, Madrid, 1 star
Kabuki, Madrid, 1 star
Kabuki Wellington, Madrid, 1 star
Lúa, Madrid, 1 star
Punto MX, Madrid, 1 star
Montia, San Lorenzo del Escorial, 1 star
Chirón, Valdemoro, 1 star
Cabaña Buenavista, El Palmar, 1 star
Europa, Iruña, 1 star
Rodero, Iruña, 1 star
El Molino de Urdániz, Urdaitz, 1 star
Akelarre, Donostia-San Sebastián, 3 stars
Arzak, Donostia-San Sebastián, 3 stars
Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, 3 stars
Martín Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, 3 stars
Mugaritz, Errenteria, 2 stars
Etxebarri, Axpe, 1 star
Boroa, Boroa, 1 star
Etxanobe, Bilbao, 1 star
Mina, Bilbao, 1 star
Nerua, Bilbao, 1 star
Zarate, Bilbao, 1 star
Zortziko, Bilbao, 1 star
Kokotxa, Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 star
Mirador de Ulía, Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 star
Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, 1 star
Andra Mari, Errenteria, 1 star
Elkano, Getaria, 1 star
Alameda, Hondarribia, 1 star
Zuberoa, Oiartzun, 1 star
Zaldiarán, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1 star
El Portal, Ezcaray, 2 stars
Venta Moncalvillo, Daroca de Rioja, 1 star
Raúl Resino, Benicarló, 1 star (New entry)
Sents, Ontinyent, 1 star (New entry)
L’Escaleta, Cocentaina, 2 stars (New entry)
BonAmb, Xàbia, 2 stars (New entry)
Quique Dacosta, Dénia, 3 stars
Monastrell, Alacant, 1 star
Casa Manolo, Daimús, 1 star
La Finca, Elx, 1 star
Casa Pepa, Ondara, 1 star
El Poblet, València, 1 star
Ricard Camarena, València, 1 star
Riff, València, 1 star
Cal Paradís, Vall d’Alba, 1 star
The Yeatman, Vila Nova de Gaia, 2 stars (New entry)
Il Gallo d’Oro, Funchal (Madeira) 2 stars (New entry)
Alma, Lisboa. 1 star (New entry)
Antiqvvm, Porto, 1 star (New entry)
Casa de Chá da Boa Nova, Leça de Palmeira, 1 star (New entry)
Lab by Sergi Arola, Sintra, 1 star (New entry)
L’And Vineyards, Montemor-o-Novo, 1 star (New entry)
Loco, Lisboa, 1 star (New entry)
William, Funchal, 1 star (New entry)
Ocean, Porches, 2 stars
Vila Joya, Albufeira, 2 stars
Belcanto, Lisboa, 2 stars
São Gabriel, Almancil, 1 star
Henrique Leis, Vale Formoso (Almancil), 1 star
Bon Bon, Carvoeiro, 1 star
Willie’s, Vilamoura (Quarteira), 1 star
Largo do Paço, Amarante, 1 star
Pedro Lemos, Foz do Douro (Porto), 1 star
Fortaleza do Guincho, Praia do Guincho (Cascais), 1 star
Eleven, Lisboa, 1 star
Feitoria, Lisboa, 1 star
The CMT, the Spanish Communication Commission, has recently published the 3G service map for Spain. From the published data it can be extracted that an astonishing 97,7% of the Spanish population has 3G coverage today.
These results are a 7,6 points higher than in 2008. It is taken into account that the CMT only considers as 3G coverage when the speed is over 300Kbps.
In the province of Barcelona, where the Wifivox HQs are located, 3G coverage is one of the highest in Spain with a total of 99,5% of the population covered.The overall percentage keeps increasing year by year while the 3G networks keep improving in performance and speeds with the now limited 4G networks.
Wifivox relays on the most reliable 3G network in Spain with speeds reaching 7Mbps. As the device can be sent anywhere in Spain Wifivox provides a nation-wide solution for tourists visiting the country.
We are so used to using Whatsapp or Line to chat with our family and friends. Send or check emails. Use Skype for calling our contacts for free. Use Google Maps to locate any places and find our way. Or get lost in the city knowing we will be able to use our smartphone’s GPS. Share our status on Facebook or Twitter. Upload our cool photos on Instagram. Use Trip Advisor or Booking or so many other useful apps for travelling.
We are used to being connected at all times in our home countries. However, we usually forget that when travelling abroad, most of this cool and super useful functionality will be offline.
Wouldn’t it be cool to visit a new country while having Internet access anywhere you go on the move? Well, this is now no utopia with Wifivox, the Pocket Wifi rental in Spain.
With Wifivox, based in Barcelona, you will be able to rent a little portable mobile device for the days you will be spending in Spain. Once you have the device on your hands you will create a mobile WiFi hotspot and be able to connect up to 10 devices at the same time. You will get unlimited bandwidth, a fixed price per day and full coverage in Spain.