My Madrid: Susana Bourne

Susana_bourne_2Susana is a British subject who was born and brought up in Madrid. She speaks Spanish, English and French. After achieving a BA (Hons) degree she worked for a software company in Spain, and then spent six years working for a major engineering consultancy in the UK, which allowed her to travel. Susana returned to Madrid and is working in the international human resource environment. Susana also assists Fran with organising the International Evening in the Café Madrid on Wednesdays.

Favourite Bar/Café – El Café del Arte (Castelló esq. Alcalá)         

Favourite Dish – Paella

Favourite Tapas – Pulpo a la Gallega (Octopus Galician style) amongst many others
Favourite Restaurant – Maceiras (c/ Huertas, 66)

Favourite ShopEl Corte Inglés. You can find everything you need here

Best time of year in Madrid – Spring

Favourite Barrio –  Opera, around Sol, perfect place to walk, go shopping or have a drink or snack and go out in the evenings

Favourite Building(s)Royal Palace.

My favourite day trip from Madrid is toEl Escorial, (situated about 50km from Madrid) not only can you walk around the town but the surrounding areas have also a lot to offer.

A perfect ‘night out’ in Madrid would … be to have dinner at Shangai Café, have a drink at any place around the Castellana, go dancing to Bisú (Jose Abascal, 8)

My favourite walk …  Summer time around El Retiro. In winter I enjoy walking around the Plaza Mayor and the old Madrid of the Austrias.

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