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Guidebook for Madrid

Food Scene
The best "feuilleté" in Madrid. Lovely tea-room.
Pomme Sucre
49 Calle Barquillo
The best "feuilleté" in Madrid. Lovely tea-room.
The loveliest little square in Madrid
9
locals recommend
Frida
8 Calle San Gregorio
9
locals recommend
The loveliest little square in Madrid
Beautiful tile decoration, so Madrid
14
locals recommend
Taberna La Carmencita
16 Calle de la Libertad
14
locals recommend
Beautiful tile decoration, so Madrid
Traditional market and Delicatessen. Nice tapas
189
locals recommend
Mercado de San Antón
24B Calle de Augusto Figueroa
189
locals recommend
Traditional market and Delicatessen. Nice tapas
Very nice tea-room
35
locals recommend
Mamá Framboise
23 Calle de Fernando VI
35
locals recommend
Very nice tea-room
High patisserie in Madrid
Viena Capellanes
4 Calle de Génova
High patisserie in Madrid
The intelectual place in Madrid for generations, a little bit overpriced.
27
locals recommend
Café Gijón
21 Paseo Recoletos
27
locals recommend
The intelectual place in Madrid for generations, a little bit overpriced.
Organic in-situ done bread and market.
7
locals recommend
LA MAGDALENA DE PROUST
8 Calle de Regueros
7
locals recommend
Organic in-situ done bread and market.
A great organic market a very nice place. It used to be a bakery -I miss its smell-
7
locals recommend
El Huerto de Lucas
13 Calle San Lucas
7
locals recommend
A great organic market a very nice place. It used to be a bakery -I miss its smell-
Meeting place for philosophers, intellectuals and young people
6
locals recommend
Café Libertad 8
8 Calle Libertad
6
locals recommend
Meeting place for philosophers, intellectuals and young people
Traditional market place with great fruit, veggies and delicatessen
19
locals recommend
Mercado Municipal de Barceló
6 Calle Barceló
19
locals recommend
Traditional market place with great fruit, veggies and delicatessen
A real Flamenco place for generations
25
locals recommend
Tablao Flamenco Villa Rosa
15 Plaza de Sta. Ana
25
locals recommend
A real Flamenco place for generations
A very nice Gluten Free place in a beautiful hotel
Celicioso Barquillo
19 Calle del Barquillo
A very nice Gluten Free place in a beautiful hotel
The most chic place in Madrid to have the Apéritif before Luncheon, very, very small. The restaurant is great as well but be prepared for the bill.
34
locals recommend
Lhardy
8 Carrera de S. Jerónimo
34
locals recommend
The most chic place in Madrid to have the Apéritif before Luncheon, very, very small. The restaurant is great as well but be prepared for the bill.
Our former King's favourite Tapas place in Madrid. If you're not a vegan and eat pork ask for the "Huevos estrellados" -Eggs with ham.
99
locals recommend
Casa Lucio
35 Cava Baja
99
locals recommend
Our former King's favourite Tapas place in Madrid. If you're not a vegan and eat pork ask for the "Huevos estrellados" -Eggs with ham.
Great delicatessen, a stop to do before or after a walk at the Retiro Park, very nice Cava and Champagne
10
locals recommend
Pastelería Mallorca
6 Calle Serrano
10
locals recommend
Great delicatessen, a stop to do before or after a walk at the Retiro Park, very nice Cava and Champagne
See by yourself, one of my favourite -not on a roof- terraces in Madrid
El Espejo - Madrid
31 Paseo de Recoletos
See by yourself, one of my favourite -not on a roof- terraces in Madrid
Drinks & Nightlife
Best Jazz place in Madrid
11
locals recommend
Bogui Jazz
29 Calle del Barquillo
11
locals recommend
Best Jazz place in Madrid
A show to see the locals singing, from oo:30 to 6:00 am
15
locals recommend
Toni 2 Piano Bar
9 Calle del Almte.
15
locals recommend
A show to see the locals singing, from oo:30 to 6:00 am
One of the best music place for many, many decades
7
locals recommend
Honky Tonk Bar Room
24 Calle Covarrubias
7
locals recommend
One of the best music place for many, many decades
Great live concerts, Jazz and pop
13
locals recommend
Clamores
14 Calle de Alburquerque
13
locals recommend
Great live concerts, Jazz and pop
Week-ends just 50's - 60's -70's and 80's music. Great DJ's
ThunderCat Club
11 Calle de Campoamor
Week-ends just 50's - 60's -70's and 80's music. Great DJ's
The epicentre of the neighbourhood, nice tapas and atmosphere.
Plaza de Chueca
33 Plaza de Chueca
The epicentre of the neighbourhood, nice tapas and atmosphere.
The place to have a glass of champagne viewing its Art Nouveau cristal ceiling
The Westin Palace
7 Plaza de las Cortes
The place to have a glass of champagne viewing its Art Nouveau cristal ceiling
Real Flamenco not a tourist place
76
locals recommend
Casa Patas
10 Calle Cañizares
76
locals recommend
Real Flamenco not a tourist place
The most fashionable terrace in Madrid right now. The Hotel was built by Eiffel -the Tower guy- and Merimée wrote in it CARMEN -it used to be the Spanish born Empress Eugenia -married to Napoleon III of France palace in Madrid. Bullfighters from generations and generations get/got dressed here before going to the Arena Plaza de las Ventas.
19
locals recommend
ME Madrid Reina Victoria
14 Plaza de Sta. Ana
19
locals recommend
The most fashionable terrace in Madrid right now. The Hotel was built by Eiffel -the Tower guy- and Merimée wrote in it CARMEN -it used to be the Spanish born Empress Eugenia -married to Napoleon III of France palace in Madrid. Bullfighters from generations and generations get/got dressed here before going to the Arena Plaza de las Ventas.
Sightseeing
The little garden on the left of the entrance is a secret place to have coffee or tea.
79
locals recommend
Museo del Romanticismo
13 Calle de San Mateo
79
locals recommend
The little garden on the left of the entrance is a secret place to have coffee or tea.
Their terrace on top has one of the best views of Madrid. A meeting place for artists and intellectuals.
149
locals recommend
Círculo de Bellas Artes
42 Calle de Alcalá
149
locals recommend
Their terrace on top has one of the best views of Madrid. A meeting place for artists and intellectuals.
A meeting place for real intellectuals and art lovers
8
locals recommend
Ateneo de Madrid
21 Calle del Prado
8
locals recommend
A meeting place for real intellectuals and art lovers
Dr Zhivago from Sir David Lean railway station scenes -supposed to be Moscow- were shot here. It has a beautiful inside garden.
9
locals recommend
Estación Atocha
s/n Glorieta Emperador Carlos V
9
locals recommend
Dr Zhivago from Sir David Lean railway station scenes -supposed to be Moscow- were shot here. It has a beautiful inside garden.
The place where to have Chocolate and Churros -typical Madrid breakfast- before going to bed after a long, long night.
173
locals recommend
Chocolatería San Ginés
5 Pasadizo de San Ginés
173
locals recommend
The place where to have Chocolate and Churros -typical Madrid breakfast- before going to bed after a long, long night.
The place to meet French people and play Pétanque -Budgie Balls- and have a drink with afterwards. Every Friday at 6:00 pm from May to October. Apéro at 8:00 at Época Bar in Front of the square at General Castaños Street. A way to discover the perhaps one day to become new sport at the Olympic Games in Paris.
Plaza Villa de París
The place to meet French people and play Pétanque -Budgie Balls- and have a drink with afterwards. Every Friday at 6:00 pm from May to October. Apéro at 8:00 at Época Bar in Front of the square at General Castaños Street. A way to discover the perhaps one day to become new sport at the Olympic Games in Paris.
Arts & Culture
One of the best private art collections of the world, I even saw Boris Becker there. The temporary exhibitions are as good as the permanent collection free to visit on mondays
357
locals recommend
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
8 Paseo del Prado
357
locals recommend
One of the best private art collections of the world, I even saw Boris Becker there. The temporary exhibitions are as good as the permanent collection free to visit on mondays
You can imagine Sorolla painting here and then plan to visit the Sorolla Room at NY's Hispanic Society of America
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locals recommend
Museo Sorolla
9
locals recommend
You can imagine Sorolla painting here and then plan to visit the Sorolla Room at NY's Hispanic Society of America
The place to visit Picasso's Guernica and one of the best Modern Art Collections.
509
locals recommend
Arzábal - Museo Reina Sofía
52 Calle de Santa Isabel
509
locals recommend
The place to visit Picasso's Guernica and one of the best Modern Art Collections.
Spanish com museum with great temporary exhibitions, see the staircase before shopping at the Gran Via, real worthy
Telefónica Building
Spanish com museum with great temporary exhibitions, see the staircase before shopping at the Gran Via, real worthy
Very nice temporary exhibitions
Fundación MAPFRE
23 Paseo de Recoletos
Very nice temporary exhibitions
Very nice temporary exhibitions
Sala Bárbara de Braganza - Fundación MAPFRE
13 Calle Bárbara de Braganza
Very nice temporary exhibitions
One of the best international libraries -The other is Desperate Literature- in Madrid. They always have a great selection to discover novelties and TOUCH them
Pasajes
3 Calle de Génova
One of the best international libraries -The other is Desperate Literature- in Madrid. They always have a great selection to discover novelties and TOUCH them
The coolest bookshop in Madrid, check in Facebook their monthly poetry events you can attend readings from the best poetry authors in the English language from Oxford to Stanford, through Melbourne.... If you like Shakespeare and Co in Paris you will love it, Terry, the owner used to be there and is always looking for great books for you when he is not in Madrid
Desperate Literature
13 Calle Campomanes
The coolest bookshop in Madrid, check in Facebook their monthly poetry events you can attend readings from the best poetry authors in the English language from Oxford to Stanford, through Melbourne.... If you like Shakespeare and Co in Paris you will love it, Terry, the owner used to be there and is always looking for great books for you when he is not in Madrid
The Spanish National Library. Great Exhibitions. The other side of the building -Serrano street- is the Archeological Museum, so worthy to visit to
30
locals recommend
Biblioteca Nacional
22 Paseo de Recoletos
30
locals recommend
The Spanish National Library. Great Exhibitions. The other side of the building -Serrano street- is the Archeological Museum, so worthy to visit to
A great bookshop
Antonio Machado Bookshop
17 Calle Fernando VI
A great bookshop
Great exhibitions
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locals recommend
La Casa Encendida
2 Ronda de Valencia
136
locals recommend
Great exhibitions
Want to discover what is going on in Art in Madrid? That's the place
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locals recommend
Tabacalera
53 Calle de Embajadores
19
locals recommend
Want to discover what is going on in Art in Madrid? That's the place
The most ancient theatre in Madrid in one of the most beautiful squares in Madrid. Santa Ana
26
locals recommend
Teatro Español
25 Calle del Príncipe
26
locals recommend
The most ancient theatre in Madrid in one of the most beautiful squares in Madrid. Santa Ana
Parks & Nature
It used to be a private Royal Family hunting place. The Art Nouveau Cristal Palace is one of the most beautiful places in Madrid. You can also rent a boat and row in the lake -no need of Hugh Grant reciting Keats- the tapas in front are to be avoided but a good place to have a refreshment
717
locals recommend
El Retiro Park
7 Plaza de la Independencia
717
locals recommend
It used to be a private Royal Family hunting place. The Art Nouveau Cristal Palace is one of the most beautiful places in Madrid. You can also rent a boat and row in the lake -no need of Hugh Grant reciting Keats- the tapas in front are to be avoided but a good place to have a refreshment
Everything Else
A very nice Gluten Free place in a beautiful hotel
Celicioso Barquillo
19 Calle del Barquillo
A very nice Gluten Free place in a beautiful hotel