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Discover Madrid

Paseo del Arte

Surely the Paseo del Arteor Avenue of Art is one of the places of the world with more concentration of beauty.

  • Prado Museum
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Queen Sofía Museum
  • National Archeological Museum
  • Mapfre Foundation Recoletos Hall
  • CentroCentro Cibeles Palace
  • National Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • CaixaForum Madrid
  • Royal Observatory of Madrid
  • La Casa Encendida
  • National Library

Royal Palace

Official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from Carlos III to Alfonso XIII. The Royal Palace of Madrid was built by an Italian architect, Sabatini and it offers us a fascinating journey of the history of Spain.

Plaza Mayor

Since the 17th century, it has hosted popular festivities, bullfights, a beatification, coronations and also some acts of faith from the era of the Inquisition. This is definitely a place of contrasts. It oozes lots of energy.

Puerta del Sol

As the geographic centre point of the Spanish highways network, Puerta del Sol, is the melting pot of Madrid. It concentrates several of the most representative elements of this city, such as the famous clock of the Casa de Correos, headquarters of the Municipality of Madrid. The clock ushers in the New Year every December 31st by marking the twelve strokes while we eat the traditional 12 grapes to bring in good luck in the new year!

Cibeles Fountain

It has become a symbol of the capital as well as the concentration place of supporters of Real Madrid fans and players to celebrate major championships. The fountain, on a carriage pulled by lions, represents the Phrygian goddess of the same name, symbol of land, agriculture and fecundity.

Gate of Alcala

This emblematic gate exists because Carlos III commissioned the architect, Sabatini to commemorate his arrival in the capital in 1778. The door was located at the entrance of the city along the road that led to Alcala de Henares.There is even a song about this towering gate!

Palace of Cibeles

Currently, the town hall, the mayors prefer this venue as compared to the Plaza de la Villa palace, which is smaller. This palace has imposing beauty and you can enjoy varied cultural offers such as exhibitions, concerts, conferences as well as panoramic views of the city. Access to the panoramic views is free on the first Wednesday of every month!

Retiro Park

Beautiful, elegant, it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing romantic walk or spend time with children. Do not miss the Rosaleda (rose garden) and a boat trip on the central lake.

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

For football-lovers, of any team, it is a place of worship. Tours are offered to explore all parts of the stadium, from the pitch to the locker rooms. Moreover, those who aren’t big football fans can still enjoy the views onto the pitch from one of the four cafés overlooking the stadium.

Las Ventas Bullring

Though bullfighting is controversial, the magic of bullfighting can only be understood if you enter this fabulous square, where the greatest bullfighters in history fought and some died in a show that for centuries brings life to death in the most intense form.

Temple of Debod

A charming place, ideal for a romantic walk. Thanks to its incredible views, the ancient Egyptian temple becomes a magical place of peace and mystery.

Lighthouse of Moncloa

From Madrid to heaven, as the popular saying goes... The lighthouse is 92 meters to paradise. From this height the city becomes yours. It is one of the most breathtaking views of Madrid. A recommended stop after visiting some of the many bars of the nearbouring district of Argüelles.

El Rastro

If you like to look for treasures you cannot miss the Rastro market. I could spend hours and hours walking around to look for something unique, an object, a garment, a painting. A treasure! Above all, I love ending up in one of the many beautiful bars in the area, taking an appetizer of typical tapas in the area like snails Madridian style.

Culinary Markets

Market of San Michael

With over a hundred years Mercado de San Miguel is one of the best examples of cast-iron architecture in Spain. This market has become a true gourmet temple and has had renowned visitors like Price Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles and Eva Longoria. Try burrata and oysters, as well the greengrocer with its own natural juices.

Market of San Anthony

Right in the middle of the Chueca neighborhood, this market is a box of surprises and it is worth visiting. It is wonderful to buy (the prices are good) and to eat in situ. A truly recommendable exotic food experience

Market of San Ildefonso

Super cool street-style market that similar to those in London, New York, Singapore or Bangkok. A meeting point after hours at work, an alternative to appetizer or a strategic stop for neighbors and regulars from Malasaña and Chueca, as it is located in Fuencarral Street, right on the edge of both neighborhoods.

Gourmet experience (Serrano)

If you want to try the experience of star chefs in the Salamanca district, then this is the most chic and delectable address in the city. Absolutely worth it!

Gourmet experience (Callao)

Located on the top floor of El Corte Inglés de Callao, Gourmet Experience is a culinary space with one of the best views of the city. The terrace seating area is highly recommended after the shopping in Puerta del Sol area.

Gourmet experience (Callao)

Revolutionary gourmet space that is already a reference of the gastro-experience concept. This is a versatile space of 5,800 square meters which offers many leisure options that can be enjoyed while having meals or sharing tapas.

Gourmet experience (Callao)

An innovative eco-gastrocultural project located on Calle San Lucas, in the central Madrid neighborhood of Chueca. It features an organic, inspiring and heathy foodie experience.

Hermitage of San Antonio

A small church next to the river Manzanares is surprising for the great paintings created by Goya in the late eighteenth century. A little known jewel next to one of the most beautiful walks of the city: Madrid River.

Mile of Gold

One square kilometer ideal for shopping or a snack in the really chic bars and boutiques of the city. The "mile of gold" is located in the heart of the Salamanca district and is a focal point of biggest exclusive fashion houses, decor and jewellery brands.