CONNECT TO GONZALO FOR NATURE, HORSE RIDING, GASTRONOMY, SIGHTSEEING AND NIGHTLIFE
Qué tal! I am Gonzalo!
“My love of nature, gardening and outdoor design led me to create my landscaping studio 17 years ago. Under my philosophy that every garden is unique, I design gardens throughout Spain.”
What are your passions?
“One of my greatest passions is nature and the countryside. I like to do outdoor activities such as horseback riding or canoeing.”
I’m passionate, too, about Madrid nightlife with its wide range of restaurants, tapas bars and trendy nightclubs.
How do you enjoy your passions in your destination?
Personally, I enjoy attending a cultural or flamenco show and then having dinner in a cool restaurant. It is a pleasure to end the evening having a drink in one of the most select clubs in the Spanish capital.
Madrid also offers activities in the countryside: visiting one of the mountain villages, strolling through its narrow streets and enjoying the typical food of the area in traditional or hip restaurants.
What is it about your destination that is so special to you?
Anything that is unique. Examples: local products, traditions, architecture, gastronomy, people, etc.
Madrid has many unique options. Strolling through the largest park in the heart of the city, El Retiro, and enjoying its vegetation, its lake and its varied atmosphere is an authentic pleasure. “Tapear” (which means enjoying the best Spanish cuisine) or contemplating the different types of architecture in the city.
What do you most want to share about your destination?
I would like to emphasize the great variety of interesting plans that Madrid has to offer:
- Foodie – Gastronomic meals such as delicious paella
- Cultural – a guided tour of the Prado Museum or the Royal Palace
- Sports – a Real Madrid match
- Nighttime – a show in a theater on Gran Vía street.
What memories do you want your guests to take away with them?
I want them to have great memories of the experiences lived in Madrid and a great desire to repeat the visit to Madrid.
What souvenirs can they buy?
Sevillanas costumes, elaborate design fans, torero costumes are the best-known souvenirs in Madrid.
What is the must-do experience in your destination?
Eating tapas in the center of the city is a must! The unique and incomparable experience of “tapear” means to try different flavors in different bars.
Can you sum up your destination in one or two phrases?
Madrid is an open and cosmopolitan city. Come to Madrid and enjoy shopping, festivals, nightlife, sports events, gastronomy … There is a popular saying that says “from Madrid to Heaven”; this means that the best place in the world is Madrid, only the sky is better!