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“The largest pedestrian shopping street! La calle peatonal más larga para ir de compras!”
  • 130 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This used to be Sorolla's family home and studio. It is located in the middle of the city, and features a garden inspired in Jardines del Generalife, of Alhambra in Granada. It is truly a magical space.”
  • 85 locals recommend
“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
“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
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
Art Museum
“Home to the Master of Light Joanquin Sorolla, beautiful gardens and some master pieces of the painter. Highly recommended. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“One of my favourite restaurants. Its small and they don't take reservation so the wait might be long but, definitely worth it. The food and the experience is great.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Department Store
“Major retail store spread over several buildings, containing everything from electronics, to clothing, hardware, appliances, etc.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Fachada barroca increible - Old orphanage with Baroque exterior, now a museum on Madrid's history, with documents, art & models.”
  • 34 locals recommend
“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
Place to shop
“Next to Argüelles metro station, you have a variety of shops & restaurants within the Corte Inglés shopping mall.”
  • 28 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
“Thursday - Saturday nights are popular. DJ is playing top 40 hits and reggaeton. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Rock, pop and indie music in a mythical eclectic locale of the Madrid scene wallpapered with posters by musicians.”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Two hipsters cafes in the city center to enjoy atmosphere and tasty burgers.”
  • 38 locals recommend