Name: Perrine Hutin
Born in: París, Francia
Currently in: París
Have you ever lived in Madrid?
Yes, for 16 months. I was working for a French company.
When did you first come to Madrid?
In December 2008. My first memory is of Paseo de Recoletos because I lived a few weeks in Colón.
What’s your favourite bar in Madrid?
Café Comercial (although I don’t know if you’d technically qualify it as a ‘bar’)
Does La Duquesita count? If not, Mercado de San Miguel.
Favourite Spanish food?
It’s difficult for me to decide between to the classics: tortilla, manchego cheese, the jamón…
Chamberí and Malasaña.
Plaza de Olavide, because it’s quiet and there is always somewhere available to have some tapas and a caña in the sun.
What do you like most about Madrid?
The weather! And the extended timetable, it makes it seem like there are a few days happening in one (although it did take me a while to get used to the eating schedule).
What do you miss the most?
The weather! And my roommate.
What are three things you think a tourist shouldn’t miss in Madrid?
Retiro Park and its Crystal Palace, a walk around Malasaña and one of the museums (I personally like Museo Sorolla).
If you only had 24 hours in Madrid, what would you do?
Visit my friends and eat some delicious food.