Teresa Sánchez: “Favourite bars? El Perro de...

Teresa Sánchez: “Favourite bars? El Perro de la Parte de Atrás del Coche, el Penta and La Vía Láctea”

Name: Teresa Sánchez

Born in: Cádiz (Spain).

Currently in: Madrid

  • Do you live in Madrid? 

Yes, I’ve been here for 18 years… time flies! I got married to a madrileño and my two daughters were born here. I think I’m more madrileña than andaluza now.

When did you first come to Madrid?

When I was 17 with my older brother, who lived here. I remember visiting El Rastro and seeing the Guernica in the Reina Sofía. I also remember that we went to dinner at an amazing catalán restaurant, Can Punyetes.

What’s your favourite bar in Madrid?

I’ve traded in bars for parks but I still have fond memories of El Perro de la Parte de Atrás del Coche, el Penta and La Vía Láctea (all in Malasaña). I also loved the terrace at El Viajero (La Latina).

Favourite restaurant?

I’ve got three: La Posada de la VillaAsador de Gaztelu and Don Giovanni. I also recently discovered Macario, which opened a month and a half ago and is located inside an old sastrería (tailor shop).

Favourite dishes?

The tomato and tuna salad from the Cazorla restaurants, the octopus from La Gran Pulpería and any of the revueltos from La Castela.

Fachada de La Castela

La Castela

What are three things a tourist shouldn’t miss in Madrid?

Templo de DebodPrado Museum and walking around the Royal Palace at sunset.

Favourite neighbourhood?

It’s difficult to choose. I’d say Malasaña and Centro because of the diverse mix of people in the streets. Also because of the bars and shops.

Favourite place?

Templo de Debod because of the sunsets (they remind me of Cádiz) and the picturesque nature of having an Egyptian temple in the middle of a Spanish city. I’d also include the Cecilio Rodríguez gardens in Retiro park.

Templo de Debob

Templo de Debob

 What do you like most about Madrid?

The way it’s so easy to make friends and the open-mindedness and generosity of the madrileños.

  • What do you miss most when you’re away?

The bustle of the city and the feeling that any plan is within your reach.
  • If you only had 24 hours in Madrid, where would you go?

I wouldn’t miss the three main museums – Prado, Reina Sofía y Thyssen- nor Retiro park. I’d also go to the city center and have some good cocido. They say the best cocido in Madrid is at Cruz Blanca en Vallecas, but I haven’t gone yet. I would leave the typical touristy stuff like Mercado de San Miguel, Puerta del Sol or Plaza Mayor for another visit

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