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Monument / Landmark
“In addition to beeing an astonishing reconstruction of an ancient Egiptian Temple, it has one of the best views in Madrid, specially for sunsets. ”
  • 339 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Great views! You can enjoy a very nice sunset and Palacio de Oriente views. ”
  • 86 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.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Market
“Malasaña was and still is the prime example of a nightlife neighborhood, where very diverse restaurants started to appear and, then, vegan options were multiplied, which perfectly fit the open, rebellious, young mentality of the neighborhood. What a Vegan Hot Spot! It is a benchmark for Madrid’s trends, a mix of traditional and experimental, old and new. Thanks to this fusion, veganism has strongly settled in a neighborhood that already enjoyed being different and ground-breaking. A perfect combination.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Plaza
“Malasaña square with terraces, small market on sundays and bohemian atmosphere.”
  • 82 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. ”
  • 67 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
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
Restaurant
“Restaurant and bar. Always packed. Tartar, nice pizzas, burguers, etc. everything is delicious. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It houses the art and historical object collections of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, 17th Marquis of Cerralbo, who died in 1922. The museum, which is housed in the former residence of its founder, opened in 1944. The building was built in the 19th century, according to Italian taste, and it was luxuriously decorated with baroque furniture, wall paintings and expensive chandeliers. It retains to a large extent its original aesthetics”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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
Plaza
“metro, connected with noviciate (you can walk underground from the two station, 3 minutes walking)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Next to Argüelles metro station, you have a variety of shops & restaurants within the Corte Inglés shopping mall.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
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“Two hipsters cafes in the city center to enjoy atmosphere and tasty burgers.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A 10 minutos andando desde casa. Uno de los musicales más internacionales. Situado en plena Gran Vía de Madrid.”
  • 7 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