Things to do in Madrid

By | 3 April, 2014 | 1 comment

Things to do in Madrid. – If you do not know what to do in Madrid, or if it’s been a long time you have not come and want some recommendations, here we offer over 100 things to do in Madrid.

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1. Go to the Puerta del Sol and see Mari Blanca and ” Osa y el Madroño”  statues

2 . Step on the zero kilometer of Spain at the Puerta del Sol

3 . Go to the Plaza de la Villa , former town hall of the City of Madrid.

4 . Visit the Monastery of Descalzas Reales” (Barefoot Royals)

5. Visit the Monastery of the Encarnación in the Plaza de la Encarnación

6. Stroll through the Garden of the Prince of Anglona .

7. See the relic of San Isidro in the Church of San Isidro.

8. Eat a squid sandwich in a bar in central Madrid .

9. Eat a tapa at a Plaza Mayor terrace.

10. Make a guided tour in Madrid centre.

11. Eat cocido madrileño at Lhardy, La Bola , etc. .

12. Eat pinchos in the Mercado de San Miguel.

13 . Stroll along Arenal pedestrian street. From Puerta del Sol to the Royal Theatre.

14 . Enjoy a opera performance at the Teatro Real .

15 . Eat a chocolate and churros at San Ginés chocolateria.

16 . Take a picture at the Plaza Mayor to the Casa de  la Panaderia (Bakery House)

17 . Enjoy a Flamenco Show in the center of Madrid: Corral de la Morería, Café de Chinitas , Casa Patas, etc. .

18 . Have a snack on Sunday at La Latina area.

19 . Stroll along the Cava Baja and Cava Alta in central Madrid.

20 . Eat at the oldest restaurant in the world : Casa Botín

21 . Visit Plaza de la Paja .

22 . Eat cod at Casa Labra or at La Revuelta.

23 . Visit San Isidro Museum

24 . Go to “El Rastro” flea market, on a Sunday morning

25 . Eat fried eggs with potatoes at Casa Lucio.

Near Plaza de Oriente

26 . Visit Plaza de Oriente.

27 . Take some pictures and go inside the Royal Palace in Madrid.

28 . Visit Almudena Cathedral and its crypt.

29 . Take a picture of Royal Theater from Plaza de Oriente.

30 . Take a walk in Sabatini Gardens of the Royal Palace

31 . Take a walk in Campo del Moro Gardens of the Royal Palace

32 . Stroll around  Madrid Río .

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Near Gran Vía

33 . Walk down Gran Via street. from Alcalá to Plaza de Callao Square and down to Plaza de España

34 . Attend a performance at Gran Vía theathers

35 . Shopping at Preciados area.

36 . Walking down Gran Via to Fuencarral Street. Shopping in the area.

37 . Visit Museum of Madrid.

38 . Visit Museum of Romanticism.

Near Plaza de  España

39 . Take a picture of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza at Plaza de España.

40 . Visit Cerralbo Museum.

41 . Take a walk at the Alba’s Museum at Palacio de Liria .

42 . Go to  Parque del Oeste ando see the Temple of  Debod and Museum.

43 . Admire the sunset view of Royal Palace and  Casa de Campo from the viewpoint at Temple of Debod .

44 . Visit the Hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida with frescoes by Goya and near the parish chapel.

45 . Eat chicken with cider in the “Casa Mingo ” bar.

46 . Hop on the cable car from the Parque del Oeste to Casa de Campo.

Casa de Campo

47 . Row at the pool and have a snack.

48 . Enjoy the amusement park in Casa de Campo.

49 . Visit the Zoo of Casa de Campo.


Barrio de Las Letras (Las Letras neighbourhood)

50 . Walking around the Barrio de las Letras in Madrid.

51 . Sit on one of the terraces at Plaza de Santa Ana

52 . Take a few pinchos at Huertas  street.

53 . Listen to jazz live music in the Café Central .

54 . Visit the Flower Market at Plaza de Tirso de Molina.

Near Paseo de la Castellana

55 . Make a picture in the Cibeles, with Madrid City Hall at the back.

56 . Take a picture of Puerta de Alcalá.

57 . Take a drink / meal in the terrace of Centro-Centro overlooking the Plaza de la Cibeles. Centro Centro is the new metropolitan cultural center.

58 . Visit Casa de America or Palacio de Linares .

59 . Take a picture of Puerta de Alcalá to Puerta de Sol view

60 . Walking from Plaza de Cibeles by the left sidewalk of Alcalá street and take a picture of the Metropolis building between Gran Via and Alcala street.

61 . Take a picture from the top of the terrace of the Circulo de Bellas Artes

62 . Walk Carrera de San Jerónimo from Paseo del Prado to Puerta del Sol and take a picture of Congress of Deputies.

63 . See the art works that at Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando .

64 . Take a picture at Plaza Cánovas del Castillo with the Neptune Fountain .

65 . Go to the Prado Museum and admire its permanent and private collections.

66 . Go to the Thyssen Museum and enjoy its exhibitions.

67 . Go to the Reina Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art and see, among other works, “El Guernica ” .

68 . Go to Retiro Park .

69 . Rowing a boat on the pond at Retiro Park

70 . See the Crystal Palace at Retiro Park .

71 . Skate or riding a bike in the park of El Retiro.

72 . Stroll through the Botanical Garden and see its Bonsais .

73 . Visit the Cuesta de  Moyano and its booksellers.

74 . Hop on bus number 27 and go all up and down Castellana.

norte de madrid

North of Madrid

75 . Visit  Museo Lázaro Galdiano .

76 . Visit painter Joaquín Sorolla Museum in the Paseo del General Martinez Campos.

77 . Eating in the 3 Michelin stars restaurant in Madrid: Diverxo .

78 . Make a picture in the Torres KIO  (Puerta de Europa) in the Plaza de Castilla.

79 . See the Cuatro Torres of Madrid at the end of Paseo de la Castellana.

Barrio de Salamanca

80 . Walking around the Barrio de Salamanca (Salamanca neighborhood)

81 . Shopping at calle Serrano and calle Ortega y Gasset

82 . Stroll down calle Goya .

83 . Go to Plaza de Colón and stroll through the Gardens of Discovery.

84 . Visit National Library in the Plaza de Colón.

85 . Visit Archaeological Museum.

Sport events and leisure

86 . See a football match of Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, at Paseo de la Castellana

87 . Go to Vicente Calderon stadium to attend an Atletico de Madrid football match

88 . Attend Madrid Sports Palace to watch Real Madrid play basketball.

89 . Go to Zarzuela Hippodrome .

90 . Go to see a game of Rafael Nadal at the Caja Magica in Madrid Masters tennis.

91 . Visit Plaza de Las Ventas bullfight ring.

92 . See a concert at the Palacio de Deportes in Madrid or in the Plaza de Las Ventas

Night in Madrid

93 . Enjoy the nightlife in clubs like Joy Eslava, Kapital,  Gabana, etc. .

94 . A few drinks at ” Huertas “, ” Malasaña ”  ” Chueca “, central Madrid …

95 . Have dinner and drinks on the terrace on the roof of the restaurant that has the headquarters of the UNED. It is the building of the Pious Schools in Tribulete street in the Lavapies neighborhood.

Far from the center of Madrid

96 . Strolling through El Capricho Park in La Alameda de Osuna.

97 . Go to Madrid Planetarium. (Delicias area) .

98 . Walking around Parque Juan Carlos I (Barajas Zone) .

99 . Strolling through Park La Quinta de Los Molinos. (Barrio Ciudad Lineal) .

100 . Visit Moncloa Lighthouse. (Moncloa neighborhood).

101 . Go to the Museum of Costume. ( Moncloa neighborhood ) .

Surely among all these proposals in this post with more than 100 things to do in Madrid you will find some plans to do when you come to Madrid . See you at Hostal Persal 😉

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  1. Diego de Madrid and You says:

    ¡Genial artículo! Os faltó incluir que nos dejen enseñarles Madrid como nunca nadie lo ha hecho … 😉

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