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Soccer Stadium
“Visit a match of Real Madrid or do a stadium tour. In the centre of Madrid a very popular attraction.”
  • 146 locals recommend
“Sharing building with National Museum is based on pieces from the Iberian Peninsula, from Prehistory to Early-Modern Age”
  • 49 locals recommend
“Discover 'Barrio Salamanca' (Metro Serrano – Linea 4). This is the posh neighborhood. Take a stroll around Calle Serrano, Ortega y Gasset, Goya for shopping”
  • 44 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Platea is a unique gastronomic leisure space. A magical place, where the excitement never stops. A place to relax, enjoy yourself and meet friends in a setting where everything comes together and makes perfect sense. Platea is all about excellence and creativity. The culmination of a project that marries both entertainment and gastronomy in all their splendour.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“From concerts to sporting events, this entertainment center held the 2nd largest number of events in Europe last year.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Government and education
“One of the largest libraries in the world with over 26 million items, which includes 15 million books, 30,000 manuscripts, as well as music scores, newspapers and more”
  • 30 locals recommend
History Museum
“On the 14th of February 1972 the Madrid Wax Museum opened its doors. Located on the Paseo de Recoletos, it is at the start of what is known as the "golden mile" of Madrid Museums. Marilyn Monroe2,000 square metres split over two floors; it has over forty rooms in which the visitor can travel through time. Thanks to the combination of spaces, environments, lights and sounds, each person who is represented takes on a special dimension in time, which allows the visitor to stand before the character who has been recreated in the environment in which they lived... Antonio BanderasPermanently being updated, it is a Museum which contains representations of the most prominent figures today: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mariano Rajoy, Andrés Iniesta, Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, David Villa, Barack Obama, Rafa Nadal, Mario Vargas Llosa, Iker Casillas, Miley Cyrus and Sponge Bob, have been added to an exhibition in which, among hundreds of figures, you can see El Cid, Camilo José Cela, the Catholic Monarchs, Fernando Torres, Yasser Arafat, Antonio Gala and David Bisbal…, most of the contemporary characters have personally inaugurated their sculptures, which wear clothes from their personal wardrobes, for example Montserrat Caballé, Rafael Alberti, Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Gala, Lola Flores and Miguel Induraín, Joaquín Rodrigo, Severo Ochoa, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rafa Nadal, Joaquín Cortés, Iker Casillas and King Juan Carlos I. The spectacular sets, made by the best artists, are home to the figures and, combined with the Museum’s other attractions like the “Terror Train”, “Simulator” and “Multivision”, they help ensure that our visitors enjoy hours of fun and discovery. And if that’s the case, we’ve achieved our goal.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Department Store
“A large Department Store. There are many branded shops around El Corte Ingles in Goya. Relaxed and easy.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Tel: +34-915 759 254 Opens daily. 1pm-2am. Reservation needed, can be done online. Same owners as El Paraguas. At the entrance, there is a bar where you can have an “aperitivo”, a drink or exquisite cocktails. You can choose to eat at the bar if you are in a rush or simply don’t feel like sitting down or in any of the different areas of the restaurant. Young, cool ambiance and very nice food. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
“Very special neighborhood where to buy in the most emblematic stores Chanel, Dior, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant, Max Mara...”
  • 39 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Huge collections with fossils, whale skeleton & dinosaur replica, housed in a 19th-century building.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“A good restaurant, in front of the building, typical spanish food, good price, etc...”
  • 21 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Classical music venue with 3 state-of-the-art concert halls, home to Spain's National Orchestra.”
  • 20 locals recommend
“A great option for dining, drinks and music in high-end places. It is a bit further away, but with public transport or taxi you'll be there in minutes. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“My favourite museum. The museum contains important collections of valuable works from the prehistoric period to the nineteenth century, with a focus on Iberian work. Major categories include jewellery, small bronzes, both ecclesiastical and domestic silver, ceramics, carved ivory, and numismatics. Objects come not only from Iberia but also from major centers of medieval artistry, including Limoges and Egypt. While the Renaissance is especially well represented, the collection features important early medieval objects, including Visigothic work, and works crafted by Iberia's ancient Celtic culture. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Very special "second brand" of one of the most famous chef with 3 Michelin stars.”
  • 17 locals recommend