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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.

Market
“old market converted into a hub for restaurants, tapas bars, drinks, etc. night life with roof terrace open all year round and great views of Madrid.”
  • 196 locals recommend
Cafeteria
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“The largest pedestrian shopping street! La calle peatonal más larga para ir de compras!”
  • 135 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.”
  • 80 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).”
  • 94 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
Tapas Restaurant
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“a two levels great food choice, usually crowded at lunch, for real Madrid citizens:)”
  • 71 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
Café
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“Because is the first European classical stylish Bar in Madrid and it is cool.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“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
Art Museum
“Fachada barroca increible - Old orphanage with Baroque exterior, now a museum on Madrid's history, with documents, art & models.”
  • 34 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.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Thursday - Saturday nights are popular. DJ is playing top 40 hits and reggaeton. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pie Shop
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“Super cute coffee shop, cool vibe, very good pastries and palmeras de chocolate.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“In Plaza de Cibeles, one of the most famous in Madrid, you can access to the town hall terrace and enjoy the views while having a drink. There is also a restaurant. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“On Chueca neighborhood, reeeeally cheap for the quality served, one of my favs ;) Not necessary to book a table, just wait 10min and will have one!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Uno de los bares de tapeo mas emblemáticos de Madrid. One of the most famous bars of "tapeo" of Madrid Precio: 10-15€ pers.”
  • 14 locals recommend