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La Terraza

La Terraza – Casino de Madrid (Alcalá 15, Sol, Madrid) – upon entering this restaurant (which is actually a rooftop terrace), patrons could be forgiven for thinking they have entered a museum (given the prime location within Madrid, and its elegant interior décor). This is one of Madrid’s well-regarded restaurants (managed by star chef Ferran […]

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TAXI (Madrid)

TAXI (Madrid) – taxis in Madrid can be easily found throughout much of the city (they are white sedans with a red diagonal stripe running through its front doors).  TAXI (Madrid) – taxis in Madrid can be easily found throughout much of the city (they are white sedans with a red diagonal stripe running through […]

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Barcelona Cars Rentals

Barcelona: Atesa: +34 933 05 61 53 Auto Europe: +34 902 40 47 04 Avis: +34 902 108 495 Europcar: +34 933 02 05 43 Hertz: +34 934 19 61 56 Sixt: +34 902 49 16 16

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TAXI (Málaga)

TAXI (Málaga) – like Madrid and Barcelona, taxis are plentiful in Málaga, and can be hailed at any street, or picked up from the town’s various taxi stops.  Taxis there are white vehicles which usually have an orange “taxi” sign on the roof that lights up when they are available.TAXI (Málaga) – like Madrid and […]

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Málaga

Málaga Budget: +34 902 10 93 84 Europcar: +34 952 17 08 60 Hertz: +34 952 23 30 86 Holiday Car Hire: +34 952 24 26 85 Málagacar: +34 952 17 60 30

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TAXI (Barcelona)

TAXI (Barcelona) – taxis in Barcelona are black and yellow (which flashes a green rooftop light on the front right-hand corner when they’re available). The minimum fare is €2 (with a €.86 rise per kilometer during the weekday from 8 am to 8 pm, and a €1.10 rise per kilometer during the weeknight from 8 […]

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AVE

AVE (countrywide) – this is the RENFE high-speed rail service that covers destinations throughout Spain. AVE stands for “Alta Velocidad Española” – which runs as fast as 310 km/hour. AVE is ideal, for example, for those traveling from Madrid to Málaga / Costa del Sol, as well as other regional destinations like Barcelona. Ticket control […]

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Metro

Metro (train & bus) (Barcelona): like Madrid, Barcelona has an efficient underground Metro (subway) service, run by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), which also runs the city’s bus service. Depending on the train line, they run until 11 pm or midnight. The Metro’s trains runs above ground in the outer lying suburbs. The Barcelona Metro […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS (Madrid) – Here are the phone numbers for car rental agencies operating in Madrid: Avis: +34 902 20 01 62 AutoEuropa: +34 915 74 00 58 Budget: +34 902 11 25 85 Europcar: +34 917 22 62 26 Hertz: +34 913 93 72 28 Sixt: +34 902 49 16 16

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RENFE

RENFE (Madrid area) – along with the Metro train system (which mainly covers the city of Madrid), there is also a regional train line (called RENFE), which connects Madrid to outer lying suburbs. This consists of nine railway lines that all throughout the autonomous region of Madrid. These trains all leave from Atocha station (in […]