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Villa de Vallecas Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome To Villa de Vallecas

Situated in close proximity to the south east of Madrid, staying in this district provides you with easily accessible transport to a number of popular attractions in Madrid. There are a number of options within walking distance or hotel transfer options that are convenient and are sure to make your stay memorable.

After something unique to take home?

As the commercial centre of the city, you will find an array of stores to explore if you are after an interesting souvenir from a specialised boutique in the area. A visit to the market at Mercado Villa de Vallecas is a great way to start. If you feel inspired after experiencing the fresh, fine and locally available food sources, take a cooking class to enhance your knowledge and skills once you return home. Gourmet Madrid Tours is a great website to explore, so check to ensure that you’re approximately three hour long tour receives a personal experience to be cherished for many years to come.

Join a cooking class

Instead of (or as well as) enjoying a night out indulging in Spanish paella, you may feel inspired to learn the skills to make it for yourself upon your return home. Join an approximately three hour course to learn the culinary techniques that are fundamental to the art of creating an array of Spanish dishes. Afterwards you can join your classmates (amateur chefs) in dining on the food you have made, with Spanish wine to accompany the dishes. You will also be provided with a booklet of traditional recipes to try out for yourself upon your return home.

Or just leave it to the experts…

Dine at one of the many great restaurants in the area Cafeteria Bar Raquel is a great place to start. Located on Plaza Juan de Malasana, this restaurant is most known for its friendly and family oriented vibe, as well as its delicious array of a variety of tapas. La Merced is also a great for off the beaten path authentic cuisine in this part of the city. You won’t find a menu of standard items here, but will instead be provided with a breakdown of the daily specialties by a knowledgeable staff member.

Need to work off all that food?

There are plenty of great walking trails in this area if you decide to get active. Walk or run some (or possibly all) of these routes if you want to burn some calories while exploring this part of the country. Or join a guided tour if you prefer to find out a little more about the region along the way. Different tours are run throughout the year, so refer to the website to gain more information about the tours available on your stay.

Afterwards, why not make the most of your holiday by winding down at one of the great health spas in the area. While there are a number of options to choose from, Alquiro is a health spa and wellness clinic that will provide you with a personal consultation to ensure that your experience is catered to your specific requirements. It’s the perfect way to rejuvenate your body after all that exercise and fine dining to ensure that you return home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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