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Best things to do in Madrid

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Roof Deck
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“A Must: Rooftop of Círculo de Bellas Artes (calle Alcalá 42) and Rooftop of Hotel Me (Plaza Santa Ana). Go at sunset and grab a seat on the rooftop patio for for incredible views of Madrid! ”
127 locals recommend
Plaza
“Wonderful neighborhood where famous writers lived during the Spanish Golden Age. Very lively with a lot of bars and restaurants.”
119 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.”
84 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
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
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
Tapas Restaurant
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“Delicious Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish omelette)!! And nice and modern tapas.”
79 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
Spanish Restaurant
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“The oldest restaurant in the world, established in 1725, the Botin has lost none of its charm over the years. Try a dish from the huge variety of roasted meats, prepared in a traditional oak-burning oven.”
92 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“In the mood for dancing? Teatro Kapital has 5 floors of music and is within walking distance. A very popular spot for a fun night out and club goers. ”
71 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
Farmers Market
“(2 minute walk) www.mercadodelacebada.com Opens M-F 9am-2pm and 5:30-8:30pm; Sat 9am-6pm. Sundays closed Two floors houses stalls of food products, mainly perishable, occupying all the commercial space. ”
88 locals recommend
Park
“With a surface area of almost 100 hectares, this important green space is located between the road to A Coruña, the university campus and the area of Moncloa. The park was an initiative by the mayor of Madrid, Mr. Alberto Aguilera, in the year 1906, who requested the landscaper Cecilio Rodríguez to design a place for walking and recreation for the residents of Madrid. The space has very original places such as the cable car, the school of ceramics, the rose garden, where an international rose competition is held each year, or the Temple of Debod, near Plaza de España, an Egyptian temple from the second century B.C. which was given to Spain by the Egyptian Government.”
74 locals recommend
Plaza
“Epicenter of Madrid - New year - la estatua del oso - carlos III sobre su cavallo - el 20 de mayo - lot of famous buildings historically, where people and merchants used to go for outside news. ”
71 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“One of the most known monuments in Madrid. Spectacular views of Calle Alcala from here. Retiro Park in one of the sides of the square. Cool terraces for eating or having a coffee day and night.”
22 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“a two levels great food choice, usually crowded at lunch, for real Madrid citizens:)”
70 locals recommend