Immerse yourself in culture at world-renowned museums, sample mouth-watering Spanish delicacies and shop 'til you drop. Then let the energetic rhythm of live flamenco and nightclub-hopping reignite your soul.
You’ll discover a wealth of fantastic things to do in Madrid. Shop at luxury department stores and boutiques along Grand Via or sample divine food and drink at Mercado San Miguel flea market - pick up some wickedly delicious churros dipped in warm chocolate as a snack on the go. Get your culture fix at the museums of the Golden Triangle or join the locals on the outdoor terrazas of Parque del Buen Retiro. Then dine in style, as you tuck into tasty tapas, washed down by a sweet aperitif – the Madrileños savour every sip and bite and never miss an opportunity to socialise into the early hours.
A visit to the city’s flagship El Corte Inglés department store is a must when shopping in Madrid. Pick up some authentic Spanish espadrilles from Casa Hernanz on the Plaza Mayor. While there, the style conscious should visit ultra-trendy store Desigual. For bargains, head to the legendary El Rastro flea market.
On family holidays in Madrid, take your children to the amazing Teatro Circus Price. Take a leisurely riverside stroll along the Salon de Pinos. Catch an exhibition at the remarkable Palacio de Cristal in Madrid’s stunning El Retiro Park. Visit the incredible ancient EgyptianTemple of Debod at sunset.
Sample Spanish delicacies and sweet sherry at Madrid’s thrivingSan Miguel Market. Feast on succulent cochinillo (suckling pig) atEl Botin, the world’s oldest restaurant. Dine on superb traditional madrileño cuisine at Las Tortillas de Gabino, then indulge in delicious churros with hot chocolate at La Chocolatería de San Ginés.
Immerse yourself in the thriving Madrid nightlife on holidays in the Spanish capital. Sip Black Mojitos while admiring incredible city views at the stylish roof terrace bar of the ME Madrid hotel. Watch exhilarating flamenco at the intimate Café de Chintas. Head toHuertas for buzzing cocktail bars and hopping nightclubs.
There is more to Madrid’s thriving cultural scene than the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’. Near the Prado Museum, discover the little known gem that is the Caixa Forum gallery. Browse fascinating 18th century artefacts at the Museo del Romanticismo. Or visit the excellent Museo Sorolla, housed in the great artist’s former home.