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Palace
“The Royal Palace of Madrid (Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish royal family at the city of Madrid, although now only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 square metres (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms.[1][2] It is the largest functioning royal palace and the largest by floor area in Europe.[3]”
314 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Egyptian temple of the 2nd century BC that was donated by Egypt to Spain in gratitude for the help given to save the temples of Abu Simbel together with UNESCO in 1968. DO NOT MISS THE SUNSET!! ”
311 locals recommend
Church
“(8 min walk) The cathedral of Madrid, Almudena Cathedral, was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993 when it was completed. Felipe VI of Spain was married to Queen Letizia in this church.   ”
97 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Casa Labra is a centenary tavern in which you´ll taste their specialty as the cod and the cod croquettes, You can taste this in an environment that has remained almost unchanged since 1860.”
70 locals recommend
Theatre
“Musical: The Lion King. One of the best known shows in Madrid. An assembly of high quality and acclaim. Advisable to book tickets in advance, they are often depleted.”
26 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).”
92 locals recommend
Opera House
“Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) or simply El Real, as it is known colloquially, is a major opera house located in Madrid. Today the Teatro Real opera is one of the great theaters of Europe hosting large productions involving leading international figures in opera singing, musical direction, stage direction and dance. The theater offers visitors guided tours in several languages, including the auditorium, stage, workshops and rehearsal rooms. Founded in 1818 and inaugurated on 19 November 1850, it closed in 1925 and reopened in 1966. Beginning in 1988 it underwent major refurbishing and renovation works and finally reopened in 1997 with a capacity of 1,746 seats. ”
43 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.”
30 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Concerts, monologues and theme nights in a classical theater converted into a nightclub with an eclectic atmosphere.”
45 locals recommend
Opera House
“One of Europe's greatest opera houses/theatres. Worth checking to see if there's anything on while you're visiting!”
45 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
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
“Romantic Spain in its prime. The Palace of the leader of the Carlistas movement. Ladies are going to love it, a 10 minute walk from the flat. ”
38 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Flamenco concerts in the afternoons. Funk, house and disco music at nights. There is always a big queue but my brother spins there, so if you want to be on the list just tell me :-)”
38 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Teatro Micro ! Minutos de risas con amigos y cerveza/copas 100% recomendable Only in Spanish ”
40 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“This emblematic place is one my favorite. A very old bar in Madrid. It might be one of the oldest definitely. They only have a few choices of sherry wines, and a few Andaluz tapas. Don't miss it!”
29 locals recommend