MADRID knows how to live. This city has a reputation of being one of the most alive cities in the world. Its beautiful architecture and thousands of museums and theatres make it the capital of culture.
Cocido Madrileño (2 courses, soup and chickpeas with chorizo and other meats) and Callos (pork meat).
In the city
Visit Circulo de Bellas Artes and enjoy the views from the roof for 4€, there is also bar where you can relax. For a more didactic activity visit Museo del Prado which was ranked in 2017 as the best Spanish museum and the 9th in the world.
Go on a fun trip in a cable car. This goes from"Paseo Pintor Rosales" to the biggest park (forest) in Madrid "Casa de Campo". We recommend a return ticket (6€) as there is no communication links from this park.
Charge your batteries
Stroll around the boroughs of the city centre such as Malasaña, Tribunal and Chueca for great restaurants and tapas bars. The area that surrounds Plaza Mayor is a great stop in your sightseeing, we recommend Fatigas del querer.
Outside the city
El Escorial Monastery historic residence of Spanish Kings. El Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the fallen) is a beautiful architecture where Franco, Spanish dictator, is buried. Aranjuez, a small city in the border with Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as well as Alcala de Henares where Miguel de Cervantes, El Quixote writer, was born.
Between the 11th and 15th Madrid honours, San Isidro, with a programme of events featuring concerts, shows and an endless activities for all ages. Tradition meets modernity in the week-long festivities that see dance chotis in the streets, enjoy picnics in the Pradera de San Isidro Park and follow the oprocession that winds through the city centre.