@tripu It’s just a too big a city with too big buildings. It felt distant to me. It’s way too many buildings together too, in the summer it’s just blazing hot that way. It’s simply not my type of city. :)
Definitely hot in summer. And all the asphalt doesn’t help.
Then, I guess what you’re comparing it to, of course. Having lived in London and Tokyo, and visited places like NYC, #Madrid does not strike me as particularly high-rise. And although it has its fair share of ugly buildings, it’s not brutalist nor particularly degraded or anything like that.
As in most other European cities, there are beautiful picturesque old neighbourhoods suffused in History and art.
Perhaps you spent too much time in the outskirts or in commuter towns? I also find that the weather has a huge impact in how I perceive the places I visit.
I like Madrid. I have seen cities that seem much more liveable to me (the no. 1 in that ranking is very odd) — but Madrid has a farily balanced combination of financial/job opportunities, culture, services, atmosphere, and tolerance, IMHO.
Drop a DM before visiting next time, and perhaps I can show you around :) (/cc @lucifargundam).
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