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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Gran Vía (literally "Great Way") is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. Today the street is known as the Spanish Broadway, and it is one of the streets with the most nightlife in Europe. It is known as the street that never sleeps. It leads from Calle de Alcalá, close to Plaza de Cibeles, to Plaza de España.”
  • 223 locals recommend
Market
“The market is spread across three floors, the first focusing on perishable goods, the second boasts a tavern-wine bar and ten stalls providing cooking/takeaway services and the third is the Cocina de San Antón kitchen where customers can eat their goods bought on the first floor.”
  • 193 locals recommend
Cafeteria
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“The largest pedestrian shopping street! La calle peatonal más larga para ir de compras!”
  • 130 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
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“One of our guests favourites. Adored by fashion fans and value seekers in Madrid alike.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Route
“The Plaza de Cibeles is a square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Cafeteria
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“Gran Via is our main shopping street with shops like H&M, Bershka, Lefties, Zara, and more.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The fountain of Cibeles (better known by locals like La Cibeles) is a monumental fountain in the city of Madrid, located in the square of the same name, in the center of Madrid. This is the place where Real Madrid supporters celebrate whenever win”
  • 29 locals recommend
Museum
“A very interesting and well organized museum, a historic house from the XVIII century funded in 1924 devoted to decorative arts and furniture in the age of Romanticism, to explain and interpret life and customs of the period. Permanent collection on display in the whole building with a calendar of temporary exhibits and a program of events, including concerts, lectures, workshops and guided visits. The cafe has a outdoor garden open to all public and visitors and used for some events. Free entrance Saturdays from 2pm.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Best beer served in town? at La Bodega de la Ardosa! come to try their spanish tortilla and one of the best Bravas in Town (tipical spicy fries from Madrid). A 4 minutos de casa !!!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“San lldefonso is the first street food market of Madrid like the gastronomic ones in London as Borough Market. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Plaza
“Malasaña square with terraces, small market on sundays and bohemian atmosphere.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great restaurant!. The restaurant is very large and is pleasant for couples and groups. The food is varied and beautifully decorated.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
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“Because is the first European classical stylish Bar in Madrid and it is cool.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Entertainment
“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
Gym / Fitness Centre
“// Rooftop bar // Undoubtedly, the fashionable terrace in Madrid. Cocktails, special dishes, a very modern atmosphere and music at the top of a building in the heart of the city. If you spend the summer in it, it will be a crime not to live at least one sunset on this roof. It will become one of your favorites!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant and bar. Always packed. Tartar, nice pizzas, burguers, etc. everything is delicious. ”
  • 44 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Best beer served in town? at La Bodega de la Ardosa! come to try their spanish tortilla and one of the best Bravas in Town (tipical spicy fries from Madrid). A 4 minutos de casa !!!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great restaurant!. The restaurant is very large and is pleasant for couples and groups. The food is varied and beautifully decorated.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant and bar. Always packed. Tartar, nice pizzas, burguers, etc. everything is delicious. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“This always lively restaurant has fair prices. Dishes and “tapas” that you can enjoy in the bar or at the tables. This is the most touristic place of this list. Less crowded on workdays. Price: 20-30€/per person”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the nicest bar for drinks and something sweet, right in the center of Malasaña. You should try their "white sangria"”
  • 47 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Teatro Micro ! Minutos de risas con amigos y cerveza/copas 100% recomendable Only in Spanish ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Located in Callao Square 2, 9th floor (last floor of El Corte Ingles mall) This is one of the best viewpoints in Madrid. The terrace is located on the 9th floor of the building, where in addition to the viewpoint; you will find the Gourmet Experience Gran Vía gastronomic. From here you can see a magnificent view of the Gran Vía and the buildings of Plaza de España, as well as the historic area around the Royal Palace. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Creative skewers and tapas made at low temperatures in chic bistro with iron columns and rustic walls.”
  • 19 locals recommend

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