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I have been living in Madrid for about 10 years now. As most of the foreigners I felt it hard to like the city at first, but now I love it : Madrid doesn't adjust to people moving to town, it maintains its very Spanish way of being while welcoming newcomers from all over the world. The city might not have a huge tourist attraction, it provides a variety of interesting features to please anyone...and the countryside is nearby.

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  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

43 Places

9 City Tips

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43 Places

Retiro Park

Parks, Architectural Buildings, Bodies of Water, Gardens

Estacion de Atocha

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

Museo Arqueologico Nacional

History Museums, Art Museums

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Art Museums

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Speciality Museums

Fundacion Juan March

Concerts, Art Museums

Fundacion Mapfre Recoletos

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Templo de Debod

Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins

Sala Alcala 31

Art Museums

Plaza de Espana

Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Plaza de Cibeles

Monuments & Statues

Madrid Rio

Parks

Puerta del Sol

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Prado National Museum

Speciality Museums

Gran Via

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Plaza de Oriente

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Museo Sorolla

Art Museums

Casa de Campo

Parks, Historic Sites

Gay Madrid & the Chueca District

Neighbourhoods

Caixa Forum

Speciality Museums

La Latina

Neighbourhoods

Cava Baja Gallery

Art Galleries

Malasana

Neighbourhoods

National Library of Spain

Libraries

Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

Speciality Museums

Plaza Lavapies

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Palacio de Cibeles

Architectural Buildings

Matadero Madrid

Theatres, Art Galleries

Anden 0

Speciality Museums

Capilla del Obispo

Sacred & Religious Sites

Cuartel del Conde Duque

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Parque La Quinta de los Molinos

Parks

La Tabacalera de Lavapies

Points of Interest & Landmarks

La tienda de la Cerveza

Bars & Clubs

Los Galayos

Restaurants

Sala Caracol

Bars & Clubs

Wurlitzer Ballroom

Bars & Clubs

Malacatin

Restaurants

Cerveceria L'Europe

Restaurants

Casa Labra

Restaurants

Mercado San Miguel

Flea & Street Markets

Mercado San Fernando

Farmers Markets, Flea & Street Markets

El Rastro

Flea & Street Markets

onzils's City Tips

  • The tourist office publishes a monthly guide with activities...the easiest way to look for special exhibitions in galleries, for concerts or for special sport events. Also online.
  • Don't forget quite a few of foundations also organize interesting exhibitions. Most of these are free (Mapfre, ICO, Juan March...).
  • Most museums in Madrid have time slots when you can visit for free. Check it out.
  • When having little time to eat or out of standard kitchen opening hours, enter a normal bar and ask for a "pincho de tortilla", the Spanish omelet : nice and cheap!
  • Whatever some waiters may say, tipping is no standard routine and is only done when you're extremely happy with the service in a restaurant.
  • Traditional Spanish restaurants open from 1pm (to about 3:30) for lunch, from 9pm (to about 10:30) for dinner.
  • Summer can and will be hot : shops close between 2 and 5-6pm, and you better adapt as well.
  • Bus service available all night. Tickets are cheaper when bought at the "estanco", the local tobacco and newspaper shop.
  • Public transport is very well organized : metro, regional train ("cercanias") and bus cover the entire metropolitan area. Buy 10 trip tickets at the stations.
  • Retiro Park
    Parks, Architectural Buildings, Bodies of Water, Gardens
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    onzils Says:

    A wonderful park to spend time in : to read, to run, to meet up with friends ...

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Enter from Atocha and walk to metro station Retiro. Don't forget to pass by the Cristal Palace.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to spend an afternoon 17/12/2018
    • Beautiful Park 17/12/2018
    • Retiro Park
    Address:
    Plaza Della Indipendecia,7
    28001 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 30 00 41
    Other:
  • Estacion de Atocha
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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    onzils Says:

    When taking public transport, you will probably pass by the station. Don't forget to have a look at the turtles near the covered tropical garden.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #73 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Atocha, Madrid. 12/12/2018
    • All Roads Lead to Atocha! 11/12/2018
    • Estacion de Atocha
    Address:
    Glorieta Del Emperador Carlos V
    Glorieta Carlos V S/N
    28045 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 902 32 03 20
    Other:
  • Museo Arqueologico Nacional
    History Museums, Art Museums
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    onzils Says:

    For once an archeological museum in a European capital where the collection is mainly national!

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent 15/12/2018
    • A wonderful place. 11/12/2018
    • Museo Arqueologico Nacional
    Address:
    Calle Serrano 13
    28001 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 77 79 12
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Tue - Sat
    9:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
    Art Museums
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    onzils Says:

    Museum "created" to house Picasso's Guernica...and now a lot more.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth it for Guernica 16/12/2018
    • Start with a Museum Directory 14/12/2018
    • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
    Address:
    Calle de Santa Isabel 52
    28012 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 917 74 10 00
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Mon
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Wed - Sat
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
  • Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
    Speciality Museums
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    onzils Says:

    Another impressive art collection. Permanent collection can be visited for free on Mondays.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic Museum! 16/12/2018
    • Worth adding to your list of Madrid Museums to visit 15/12/2018
    • Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
    Address:
    Paseo Prado 8
    28048 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 917 91 13 70
    Price range:
    USD 16 - USD 16
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Mon
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Tue - Fri
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
  • Fundacion Juan March
    Concerts, Art Museums
    onzils Says:

    This foundation is very active : exhibitions, conferences and music cycles are organized.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 174 Concerts & Shows in Madrid
    • FREE CONCERTS AND ART EXHIBITS 07/11/2018
    • Saw the Asian Art Exhibition 27/04/2018
    • Fundacion Juan March
    Address:
    Calle Castello 77
    28006 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 914 35 42 40
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • Fundacion Mapfre Recoletos
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    onzils Says:

    Another foundation offering free exhibitions, very often in collaboration with other top European collections.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • open on Monday afternoons.
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unexpected 11/12/2018
    • A must if you like Miro 02/12/2018
    • Fundacion Mapfre Recoletos
    Address:
    Paseo Recoletos 25
    28004 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 81 61 00
    Other:
  • Templo de Debod
    Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins
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    onzils Says:

    A bit of Egypt in Madrid...a present for Spain's help when moving temples.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting to see 17/12/2018
    • Interesting story 15/12/2018
    • Templo de Debod
    Address:
    Calle Ferraz 1
    28008 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 913 66 74 15
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    9:45 am - 1:45 pm
    4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Sat - Sun
    9:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • Sala Alcala 31
    Art Museums
    onzils Says:

    Municipal art centre. Often houses special exhibitions.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #346 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    • So so pretty! 17/04/2015
    • always offering surprising exhibitions 19/09/2014
    • Sala Alcala 31
    Address:
    Calle Alcala 31
    28014 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 917 20 82 51
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue - Sat
    11:00 am - 8:30 pm
    Other:
  • Plaza de Espana
    Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    onzils Says:

    Plans are made to change the entire zone, but I like this plaza, and especially the monument of Cervantes.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #104 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    • Plaza de España 14/12/2018
    • Traditional Spanish Dance 14/12/2018
    • Plaza de Espana
    Address:
    Western end of the Gran Via
    28008 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 688 48 56 30
    Other:
  • Plaza de Cibeles
    Monuments & Statues
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    onzils Says:

    Another impressive plaza, where Real Madrid celebrates its titles.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A magical plaza during day and more so at night 09/12/2018
    • Four must-see attractions in one! 04/12/2018
    • Plaza de Cibeles
    Address:
    Calle Alcala
    and Paseo de Recoletos
    28014 Madrid
    Spain
    Other:
  • Madrid Rio
    Parks
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    onzils Says:

    A recent addition to Madrid's park life...with a lot of sport infrastructure.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • From Madrid to the Sky!! 09/12/2018
    • Place to sweat and relax 13/11/2018
    • Madrid Rio
    Address:
    Parallel to Rio Manzanares
    Madrid
    Spain
    Other:
  • Puerta del Sol
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    onzils Says:

    The centre of town...don't forget to have a look at km0 of Spain.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Huge, Crowded City Centre 17/12/2018
    • Bustling with activity 17/12/2018
    • Puerta del Sol
    Address:
    C. Mayor
    C. Alcala
    28013 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 32 64 90
    Other:
  • Prado National Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    onzils Says:

    Number one cultural destination in Madrid...with an impressive collection of Flemish masters.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • very impressing display of classical art 17/12/2018
    • Impressive Art Collection 16/12/2018
    • Prado National Museum
    Address:
    Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23
    28014 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 902 10 70 77
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • Gran Via
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    onzils Says:

    Just over 100 years old, and not only worth passing to go shopping...have a look at the buildings!

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Busy Street 17/12/2018
    • Overcrowded street 16/12/2018
    • Gran Via
    Address:
    Street Gran Via
    28013 Madrid
    Spain
    Other:
  • Plaza de Oriente
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    onzils Says:

    First Wednesday of the month = changing of the royal guards ceremony at noon.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice area 15/12/2018
    • GRAND CENTRAL 07/12/2018
    • Plaza de Oriente
    Address:
    opposite Palacio Real
    Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 914 29 49 51
  • Museo Sorolla
    Art Museums
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    onzils Says:

    A wonderful museum, with a lovely garden. A bit off the beaten track.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A day in the life of the Painter 15/12/2018
    • A beautiful place to visit 11/12/2018
    • Museo Sorolla
    Address:
    Paseo General Martinez Campos 37
    28010 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 913 10 15 84
    Price range:
    USD 3 - USD 3
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Tue - Sat
    9:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • Casa de Campo
    Parks, Historic Sites
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    onzils Says:

    A huge park. Locals use it especially for running and biking.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #72 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good 13/10/2018
    • Huge park and great swimming pool 13/10/2018
    • Casa de Campo
    Address:
    Metro Lago
    Batán/bus 31, 33, 39, 41, 75
    Madrid
    Spain
    Other:
  • Gay Madrid & the Chueca District
    Neighbourhoods
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    onzils Says:

    Great atmosphere, a huge selection of bars and restaurants.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nightlife Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely atmosphere! 31/10/2018
    • One of best streets at night 03/09/2018
    • Gay Madrid & the Chueca District
    Other:
  • Caixa Forum
    Speciality Museums
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    onzils Says:

    Beautifully restored building, very good cultural activities. Not free anymore though.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wlat Disney exibition 11/12/2018
    • A Fine Time 30/11/2018
    • Caixa Forum
    Address:
    Paseo Prado 36
    28014 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 913 30 73 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • La Latina
    Neighbourhoods
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    onzils Says:

    Vivid neighbourhood, with loads of options to go out (for lunch, dinner). Don't miss the rastro on Sundays.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Thrill Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Questionable neighborhood 15/11/2018
    • Bohemian and increasingly chic 06/11/2018
    • La Latina
    Phone:
    +34 913 66 59 48
    Other:
  • Cava Baja Gallery
    Art Galleries
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    Many bars/restaurants near the plaza mayor, some classics.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great area 04/11/2018
    • tapas capital of the world 05/01/2018
    • Cava Baja Gallery
    Address:
    Calle Cava Baja 27
    28005 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 918 25 80 07
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tue - Sat
    11:00 am - 9:30 pm
    Other:
  • Malasana
    Neighbourhoods
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    onzils Says:

    Also very much alive...shopping and gastronomy indeed.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Graffiti 13/11/2018
    • Fun, food, shopping 22/10/2018
    • Malasana
    Address:
    Calle Manuela Malasana 20
    Madrid
    28004 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 910 17 77 04
  • National Library of Spain
    Libraries
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    onzils Says:

    Offers many exhibitions totally free. Check out its website for links to many treasures of the Library.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • An amazing building 07/11/2018
    • Interesting but all in Spanish 25/10/2018
    • National Library of Spain
    Address:
    Paseo Recoletos 20
    28001 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 80 77 19
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Other:
  • Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    Sober from the outside, unbelievably rich from the inside.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Go well in time, as visits are organized in small groups and queues form.
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A religious Icon 06/11/2018
    • Simply a gem 04/11/2018
    • Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
    Address:
    Plaza de las Descalzas
    28013 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 914 54 87 00
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Tue - Thu
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Tue - Sat
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Sat
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Other:
  • Plaza Lavapies
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    For theatre (CDN) or for a nice beer the place to be.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nightlife Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #160 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    • Coolest neighbourhood in the world 04/11/2018
    • Theatre and Groceries 23/09/2018
    • Plaza Lavapies
    Address:
    Plaza Lavapies
    28012 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 914 90 89 00
    Other:
  • Palacio de Cibeles
    Architectural Buildings
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    The former post office is now the city hall. It not only houses a number of exhibitions, it also offers wonderful views from its top terrace.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very beautiful building in a big square 15/12/2018
    • Night-time Photo is amazing 08/12/2018
    • Palacio de Cibeles
    Address:
    Plaza Cibeles 1
    28014 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 914 80 00 08
    Other:
  • Matadero Madrid
    Theatres, Art Galleries
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    The former slaughter house is now a thriving arts centre.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice place to discover in Madrid 06/12/2018
    • Delicious Food and Good Times 21/10/2018
    • Matadero Madrid
    Address:
    Paseo Chopera 14
    Se celebra en Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera 14, Madrid
    28045 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 17 73 09
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
  • Anden 0
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    One of the first metro stations in Madrid and maintained in the original state as a sort of museum.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Old Train Station in the Heart of Madrid 02/12/2018
    • Interesting Free Tour of Restored but Unused Metro Station 12/05/2018
    • Anden 0
    Address:
    Plaza de Chamberi
    Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 913 92 06 93
    Other:
  • Capilla del Obispo
    Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    Private chapel originally built to give a place to san Isidro's rests.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Guided visits can be booked at Almudena Cathedral.
    From the community
    Ranked #155 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    • GREATEST SURPRISE OF MY WHOLE MADRID VISIT 30/10/2017
    • Fantastic Church...... 04/07/2016
    • Capilla del Obispo
    Address:
    Plaza Paja 9
    28005 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 59 28 74
    Other:
  • Cuartel del Conde Duque
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    Another arts centre. Check out the neighbourhood which has some very nice gastronomical shops.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #238 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    • Live in the Duque for a few hours of your life 11/12/2017
    • Massive building 25/11/2017
    • Cuartel del Conde Duque
    Address:
    C/ Conde Duque, 9
    28015 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 917 22 05 73
    Other:
  • Parque La Quinta de los Molinos
    Parks
    See more photos
    onzils Says:

    Check this park out in March when the almond trees are blooming.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Oasis in the middle of a busy city 02/12/2018
    • a hidden park full of almonds : the dream of a nostalgic from Valencia 02/08/2018
    • Parque La Quinta de los Molinos
    Address:
    Alcala 527
    Madrid
    Spain
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 am - 12:00 am
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • La Tabacalera de Lavapies
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    onzils Says:

    The former tobacco factory now is the industrial décor for exhibitions, mainly about photography.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #137 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pilar Albarracin at La Tabacalera 16/12/2018
    • Cool street art with urbex vibes 20/09/2018
    • La Tabacalera de Lavapies
    Address:
    Calle Embajadores 53
    28012 Madrid
    Spain
  • La tienda de la Cerveza
    Bars & Clubs
    onzils Says:

    Madrid has welcomed craft beer, and here you can find a nice selection.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Open on Sundays during rastro.
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 980 Nightlife in Madrid
    • Great selection 16/10/2018
    • Great bottle shop/ bar. 24/05/2018
    • La tienda de la Cerveza
    Address:
    Calle Ruda 12
    28005 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 910 14 83 39
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 am - 1:50 pm
    Other:
  • Los Galayos
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Spanish, Grill)
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    onzils Says:

    On plaza mayor most of the places are way too expensive and don't always traditional cuisine, Los Galayos is in operation since more than 100 years and still offers great quality.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Try the cocido madrilenyo here.
    From the community
    Ranked #920 of 10,102 restaurants in Madrid
    • We came back next day! 14/12/2018
    • Overpriced but nice 12/12/2018
    • Los Galayos
    Address:
    Calle Botoneras 5
    Plaza Mayor,1
    28012 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 913 66 30 28
    Price range:
    USD 9 - USD 40
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
  • Sala Caracol
    Bars & Clubs
    onzils Says:

    A wonderful place to enjoy rock concerts. Near to Atocha station.

    Good for
    • Nightlife Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #230 of 980 Nightlife in Madrid
    • Great place to see a punk rock show! 08/06/2003
    • Luces 21/11/2018
    • Sala Caracol
    Address:
    Calle Bernardino Obregon 18
    Metro Madrid - Embajadores
    28012 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 27 35 94
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 pm - 5:00 am
    Other:
  • Wurlitzer Ballroom
    Bars & Clubs
    onzils Says:

    A smallish music club where quite a lot of rock bands can be enjoyed live in concert. Prices are very reasonable.

    Good for
    • Nightlife Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #201 of 980 Nightlife in Madrid
    • The best rock'n'roll bar in the world (in my opinion) 25/06/2018
    • Cbgb's in Madrid 06/12/2015
    • Wurlitzer Ballroom
    Address:
    Calle Tres Cruces 12
    28013 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 22 26 77
    Other:
  • Malacatin
    Restaurants (Spanish, Soups)
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    onzils Says:

    Another restaurant with a large history. For me the best cocido madrilenyo.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Not open every day, but when open for dinner cocido is also available.
    From the community
    Ranked #687 of 10,102 restaurants in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A good cocido, but small and crowded place 05/12/2018
    • Beat place to have cocido in Madrid 15/05/2018
    • Malacatin
    Address:
    Calle Ruda 5
    next to Plaza de Cascorro
    28005 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 913 65 52 41
    Price range:
    USD 32 - USD 1,131
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Wed - Sat
    11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
  • Cerveceria L'Europe
    Restaurants (German)
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    onzils Says:

    It looks like a German beer temple, but it organizes a lot of beer-related events, like a festival of Spanish craft beers every 6 months.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Every 3rd Sunday of the month L'Europe opens and has 9 craft beers on tap.
    From the community
    Ranked #1,641 of 10,102 restaurants in Madrid
    • Another amazing beer bar. 29/05/2018
    • Friendly service and great beers 21/02/2018
    • Cerveceria L'Europe
    Address:
    Calle Cardenal Cisneros 19
    28010 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 93 96 91
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    6:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Fri - Sat
    6:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Other:
  • Casa Labra
    Restaurants (Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish)
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    onzils Says:

    The best cod tapa can be found here. Near la Puerta del Sol.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Order and pay the tapas at the counter at the entry, then order and pay for the drinks at the bar.
    From the community
    Ranked #585 of 10,102 restaurants in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Must in Madrid 08/12/2018
    • Old school since 1860 24/11/2018
    • Casa Labra
    Address:
    Calle Tetuan 12
    28013 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 31 06 16
    Price range:
    USD 5 - USD 10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Mercado San Miguel
    Flea & Street Markets
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    onzils Says:

    It might be expensive, but looking is free, and the building is wonderfully restored.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting Stop 17/12/2018
    • Lovely Market 17/12/2018
    • Mercado San Miguel
    Address:
    Plaza San Miguel
    28005 Madrid
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 915 42 49 36
    Other:
  • Mercado San Fernando
    Farmers Markets, Flea & Street Markets
    onzils Says:

    A bit off the beaten track, but worth the visit, especially when you want to explore Madrid in a "local" way.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • On Sunday morning the market is alive with people enjoying food and drinks (the market has a good craft beer shop for instance).
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Local Market 16/09/2018
    • Experience the real spanish market 09/06/2018
    • Mercado San Fernando
    Address:
    Calle Embajadores 41
    28012 Madrid
    Spain
    Other:
  • El Rastro
    Flea & Street Markets
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    onzils Says:

    Madrid's popular street market every Sunday...locals are still fond of this one.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • It can be very busy, so watch your possessions.
    From the community
    Ranked #125 of 832 things to do in Madrid
    • Thinking of a different Sunday 13/12/2018
    • Worth seeing but do not go out of your way 09/12/2018
    • El Rastro
    Address:
    Plaza de Cascorro
    28005 Madrid
    Spain
    Other:
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