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Best things to do in Madrid

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Monument / Landmark
“Egyptian temple of the 2nd century BC that was donated by Egypt to Spain in gratitude for the help given to save the temples of Abu Simbel together with UNESCO in 1968. DO NOT MISS THE SUNSET!! ”
311 locals recommend
Plaza
“Plaza de España y Argüelles. Traditional Madrid with parks and gardens, bars, restaurants and the door to the university district. Museo del Traje is a great place to visit for its collection, temporary exhibits, architecture, gardens and restaurant. Monument dedicated to Cervantes.”
90 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A reconstructed Egyptian temple gifted to the city by Egypt. Beautiful at sunset. ”
89 locals recommend
Plaza
“Malasaña square with terraces, small market on sundays and bohemian atmosphere.”
84 locals recommend
Market
“Trendy neighbourhood with lots of bars and small streets to walk down. Lots of plazas and shopping.”
64 locals recommend
Medical Center
“El Centro Cultural Conde Duque era un cuartel militar del siglo 18. Dentro de sus majestuosas puertas el centro tiene una biblioteca, teatro, dos espacios de exposiciones y mucho, mucho, más. Es un sitio inolvidable. This center was once an 18th century military barracks that is now home to a theatre, library, two art exposition spaces as well as a permanent contemporary art collection. There's always something happening there. Do go and check it out, you won't be disappointed. ”
68 locals recommend
Establishment
“One of the oldest theatres in Madrid, build in 1879. You can watch the play "Burundanga", the musical "La Llamada", and many others.”
30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The first Beach in Town! Have a brunch at their terrace in Calle San Andres 1 , or go downstairs to their secret beach to have a drink! ”
46 locals recommend
Route
“Plaza de España is a large square, a popular tourist destination located in central Madrid at the western end of the Gran Vía. It features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and is adjacent to two of Madrid's most prominent skyscrapers. Additionally, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is only a short walk south from the plaza.”
27 locals recommend
Plaza
“metro, connected with noviciate (you can walk underground from the two station, 3 minutes walking)”
2 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Romantic Spain in its prime. The Palace of the leader of the Carlistas movement. Ladies are going to love it, a 10 minute walk from the flat. ”
38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant and bar. Always packed. Tartar, nice pizzas, burguers, etc. everything is delicious. ”
44 locals recommend
Establishment
“Large popular chain shopping store for clothes, sports, house wear, toys, electronics, etc etc. You can find just about anything!!! On the underground floor there is a very large super-market with a large variety of food products.”
30 locals recommend
Café
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“Perfect spot to have Brunch, nice terrace. Good food and nice variety of dishes. $$.”
37 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Typical Spanish bar/restaurant to enjoy a caña and some tapas, specially jamón serrano.”
13 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A 10 minutos andando desde casa. Uno de los musicales más internacionales. Situado en plena Gran Vía de Madrid.”
8 locals recommend