Madrid

“Madrid is Spain’s largest and capital city known for its joyous culture and important architectural heritage. The cityscape is embezzled with grand avenues, plazas, monuments and well recognised art galleries. Nor does this city disappoint in gastronomy with fresh offerings right around every corner and a festive nightlife lasting till dawn.”

Off the beaten path guide to

Madrid

Places to See

El Botánico
Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón, 27, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Museo Geominero
Calle de Ríos Rosas, 23, 28003 Madrid, Spain
Puerta de Alcalá
Plaza de la Independencia, s/n, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Temple of Debod
Calle de Ferraz, 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Valley of the Fallen
Carretera de Guadarrama/El Escorial, 28209 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain
Palacio de Cristal
Paseo de Cuba, 4, 28009 Madrid, Spain
Real Casa de Correos
Puerta del Sol, 7, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Royal Palace of Madrid
Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Museo Nacional del Prado
Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
La Plaza de la Luna Plaque
Plaza Sta. María Soledad Torres Acosta, 6, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Real Jardín Botánico
Plaza de Murillo, 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Puerta de Alcalá
Plaza de la Independencia, s/n, 28001 Madrid, Spain
El Retiro Park
6 to 9PM
Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Large park with marble sculptures, landscaped gardens and pedal boating

Places to Eat

El Huerto de Lucas
Calle de San Lucas, 13, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Restaurante Aspen
Plaza de la Moraleja, 28109 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
El Estragón Vegetariano
Plaza de la Paja, 10, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Oliveto
Calle de Santa Isabel, 45, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Restaurante Benares
Calle de Zurbano, 5, 28010 Madrid, Spain
Restaurante Ecocentro
Calle Esquilache, 2, 12, 28003 Madrid, Spain
El Oso y el Madroño
Puerta del Sol, 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Pizzeria La Diavoletta Restaurant
Ronda de Atocha, 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
La Gatoteca
Calle de Argumosa, 28, 28012 Madrid, Spain
La Libre
Calle de Argumosa, 39, Local IZQ, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Luzi Bombón
Paseo de la Castellana, 35, 28046 Madrid, Spain
Restaurante Ten Con Ten
Cl. de Ayala, 6, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Luzi Bombon
1PM to 12AM
Paseo de la Castellana, 35, 28046 Madrid, Spain
Seafood restaurant serving fresh oysters, black cod and cocktails with great ambience
Ten con ten
1PM to 12AM
Cl. de Ayala, 6, 28001 Madrid, Spain
High end restaurant serving tapas and continental cuisine with top service
Restaurante Cinco Jotas
12:30 to 4:30PM
Calle de Puigcerd, s/n, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Gastronomical restaurant serving a Spanish cuisine experience
Amazonico
1PM to 12AM
C. Jorge Juan, 20, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Amazon jungle themed restaurant serving great appetisers and sharing plates
Aspen
9AM to 6PM
C. de la Princesa, 18, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Spacious-modern Mediterranean restaurant with a terrace serving lunch and dinner 💯
Tartán Roof
12PM to 12AM
Azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Rooftop bar in Madrid offering tapas, cocktails and view over the city
NuBel
12PM to 12AM
Museo Reina Sofía, Calle de Argumosa, 43, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Large open space concept Restaurant and cafe serving quality brunch

Places to Drink

Ojalá
Calle de San Andrés, 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain
NEXT LEVEL BAR Arcade
Calle de Tudescos, 4, bajo, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Círculo de Bellas Artes
Calle de Alcalá, 42, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Tablao Flamenco Villa Rosa
Plaza de Sta. Ana, 15, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Sol, Madrid, Spain
Sol, Madrid, Spain
Bar La Gloria
Calle del Noviciado, 2, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Teatro Barceló, discoteca en Madrid
C. de Barceló, 11, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Arts Club Madrid
Calle de Velázquez, 96, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Teatro Kapital
C. de Atocha, 125, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Mondo, sala Cocó
Calle de Alcalá, 20, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Mondo, sala Coco
6 to 11:45PM
Calle de Alcalá, 20, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Nightclub playing electronic music with VIP tables and bottle service
Kapital
6 to 11:45PM
C. de Atocha, 125, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Seven-storey clubbing venue offering a variety of dance floors and music genres
Barceló Theatre
6 to 11:45PM
C. de Barceló, 11, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Historical nightclub and former theatre hosting hip-hop and R&B nights
Terraza Cibeles
1PM to 12AM
Paseo de la Castellana, 35, 28046 Madrid, Spain
Rooftop bar at the former Palace of Communications in Madrid

Places to Network

Places to Shop

Fnac
6 to 11:45PM
Calle de Preciados, 28, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Electronic store chain offering a wide range of technological products for buying

Luxury

Arts Club
6 to 11:45PM
Calle del Arenal, 11, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Glamourous restaurant and exclusive nightclub with great service for better times

Watch Out

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Madrid is a relatively safe city, just be wary of small nonviolent crimes like pickpocketing

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Local nightlife could go on until 5AM-6AM during the weekends; staying in Gran Via can become a nightmare for light sleepers

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People from Madrid sometimes live by a daily routine that’s influenced by climate, this results in midday 'siesta' naps during summer and especially on holidays and weekends