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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.
Museum
“Sharing building with National Museum is based on pieces from the Iberian Peninsula, from Prehistory to Early-Modern Age”
  • 49 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
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
  • 1 Experience
Event Space
“If you like bull and the bullfighting paraphernalia this is the place to go for a walk around it and get into the fiesta world.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Landmark
“The Puerta de Alcalá is one of the five ancient royal doors that gave access to the city of Madrid”
  • 72 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Monument / Landmark
“Old monumental gateway to Madrid. You can still see in it the impact of Civil War bullets.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“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
Road
“Discover 'Barrio Salamanca' (Metro Serrano – Linea 4). This is the posh neighborhood. Take a stroll around Calle Serrano, Ortega y Gasset, Goya for shopping”
  • 44 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“From concerts to sporting events, this entertainment center held the 2nd largest number of events in Europe last year.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Home to the Master of Light Joanquin Sorolla, beautiful gardens and some master pieces of the painter. Highly recommended. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Department Store
“A large Department Store. There are many branded shops around El Corte Ingles in Goya. Relaxed and easy.”
  • 21 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.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Government and education
“One of the largest libraries in the world with over 26 million items, which includes 15 million books, 30,000 manuscripts, as well as music scores, newspapers and more”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Former home, studio and workshop of great painter Joaquin Sorolla, founded after as per the will of his wife, to be dedicated to show his life and work. Sorolla was very involved in the design and construction of his home and especially his gardens with Andalusian inspiration. The museums offers guided visits, a program of lectures and academic activities, events and other activities. Online tickets. Free entrance Saturdays 2pm-8pm and Sundays 10am-3pm.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Tel: +34-915 759 254 www.restaurantetenconten.com 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. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Huge collections with fossils, whale skeleton & dinosaur replica, housed in a 19th-century building.”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Tel: +34-915 759 254 www.restaurantetenconten.com 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. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Our favorite place in the neighborhood. Michelle OBAMA and Harrison FORD tried their delicious food already.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“A good restaurant, in front of the building, typical spanish food, good price, etc...”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great option for dining, drinks and music in high-end places. It is a bit further away, but with public transport or taxi you'll be there in minutes. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Since 1888 was a literary meeting point who becomes a symbol in the city and the right place to drink an authentic coffee”
  • 27 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“ Eclectic restaurant with late closing time, music and drinks till 3,00h am”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very special "second brand" of one of the most famous chef with 3 Michelin stars.”
  • 18 locals recommend

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