Guidebook for Madrid

Janelle
Guidebook for Madrid

Food Scene

This bakery and cafe has delicious baked goods, our favorite is the croissant de nata (cream horn that rich enough to share). You can sit out on the terraza and enjoy a coffee and pastry or a glass of wine.
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Hontanares
2 Avenida de América
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This bakery and cafe has delicious baked goods, our favorite is the croissant de nata (cream horn that rich enough to share). You can sit out on the terraza and enjoy a coffee and pastry or a glass of wine.
This place is just a 3 min walk from the apartment! They have wonderful Indian food and a great mango lassi.
Swagat II
82 Calle de Cartagena
This place is just a 3 min walk from the apartment! They have wonderful Indian food and a great mango lassi.
They have delicious pear ravioli! Very close to the apartment but most of all the atmosphere is what makes this place great. They have a beautiful covered terraza with lit fire pits in the evening. Its a beautiful place to have dinner and drinks nearby the apartment.
Mozza Bar
64 C. del Conde de Peñalver
They have delicious pear ravioli! Very close to the apartment but most of all the atmosphere is what makes this place great. They have a beautiful covered terraza with lit fire pits in the evening. Its a beautiful place to have dinner and drinks nearby the apartment.
If you want to try some delicious chinese food and have a unique cooking experience, go here. You can order a boiling pot of broth (normal and spicy) and cook your food right at the table. You get to choose what exactly you want in your soup; noodles, meat, seafood, vegetables, or dumplings.
Yue Lai
101 Calle de Hermosilla
If you want to try some delicious chinese food and have a unique cooking experience, go here. You can order a boiling pot of broth (normal and spicy) and cook your food right at the table. You get to choose what exactly you want in your soup; noodles, meat, seafood, vegetables, or dumplings.
This is great place to try spanish food but not pay an arm and a leg. Its in the neighborhood of Malasaña, a hip and eclectic barrio in the center of Madrid. It has a great modern spanish atmosphere and the food is fantastic!
La Taberna La Lirio
30 Calle del Espíritu Santo
This is great place to try spanish food but not pay an arm and a leg. Its in the neighborhood of Malasaña, a hip and eclectic barrio in the center of Madrid. It has a great modern spanish atmosphere and the food is fantastic!
This place is always packed and usually has a line out the door! That shows how good the food is. It serves up authentic Mexican food and at a reasonable price for being so far from the Americas. I go for the €1 tacos and €2.50 quesadillas but I stay for the Mexican beer. Its a little place, wedged in a quiet corner incredibly close to Gran Via and Sol.
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Takos Al Pastor
2 Calle de la Abada
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This place is always packed and usually has a line out the door! That shows how good the food is. It serves up authentic Mexican food and at a reasonable price for being so far from the Americas. I go for the €1 tacos and €2.50 quesadillas but I stay for the Mexican beer. Its a little place, wedged in a quiet corner incredibly close to Gran Via and Sol.
My favorite ice cream in Madrid, located at the top of the Corte Ingles. They have a variety of interesting flavors. The balcony is a great place to watch a sunset.
Rocambolesc
52 Calle de Serrano
My favorite ice cream in Madrid, located at the top of the Corte Ingles. They have a variety of interesting flavors. The balcony is a great place to watch a sunset.

Drinks & Nightlife

Only 2 min walk from the apartment! Madrid is known to have little beer joints to jump in and have a beer and bocadillo (sandwich) for lunch. This is just the place to have a caña (small beer) to parch your thirst.
Bar Valladares
68 Calle de Francisco Silvela
Only 2 min walk from the apartment! Madrid is known to have little beer joints to jump in and have a beer and bocadillo (sandwich) for lunch. This is just the place to have a caña (small beer) to parch your thirst.
Dimly lit bar to take a friends and have a fancy drink. Its a small place with low hanging chandeliers and rich decorations. Its located right next to the Chueca Metro stop on the green line, once there you're in walking distance to many clubs and bars.
Café Acuarela
10 Calle de Gravina
Dimly lit bar to take a friends and have a fancy drink. Its a small place with low hanging chandeliers and rich decorations. Its located right next to the Chueca Metro stop on the green line, once there you're in walking distance to many clubs and bars.
This is a great place to have an inexpensive drink and a free tapa. The drinks are huge and the tapas are generally good and well-served. Its always packed around dinner time, its very popular with tourists and locals. Most people go here before heading out for a night of dancing.
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El Tigre Sidra Bar
23 Calle de las Infantas
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This is a great place to have an inexpensive drink and a free tapa. The drinks are huge and the tapas are generally good and well-served. Its always packed around dinner time, its very popular with tourists and locals. Most people go here before heading out for a night of dancing.
A great place to go dancing on weekends, they play many different types of music. During the week they offer live Jazz concerts.
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Bogui Jazz
29 Calle del Barquillo
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A great place to go dancing on weekends, they play many different types of music. During the week they offer live Jazz concerts.

Arts & Culture

Goya and Velasquez are the iconic artists of Madrid. It would be a shame not to see their work if this were you haven't seen them before. Students get in free with a valid student ID. The museum is free for everyone at a certain time on certain days, check their website.
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Pradomuseet
s/n Paseo del Prado
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Goya and Velasquez are the iconic artists of Madrid. It would be a shame not to see their work if this were you haven't seen them before. Students get in free with a valid student ID. The museum is free for everyone at a certain time on certain days, check their website.
If you have very little time but want to soak up some art then just run through the Reina Sofia to see Picasso's masterpiece, Guernica. It is often cited as the most influential and famous politically/war charged artwork in history. Student can get in free with valid student ID. The museum has free entrance at certain time on certain days. Look on their website for more details.
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Arzábal - Museo Reina Sofía
52 C. de Sta. Isabel
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If you have very little time but want to soak up some art then just run through the Reina Sofia to see Picasso's masterpiece, Guernica. It is often cited as the most influential and famous politically/war charged artwork in history. Student can get in free with valid student ID. The museum has free entrance at certain time on certain days. Look on their website for more details.

Parks & Nature

Theres not a bigger or more beautiful place to rest and relax in the middle of bustling Madrid. Take a blanket and a basket of goodies. Enjoy the warm weather or shade under a tree and have a lovely picnic.
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Retiro
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Theres not a bigger or more beautiful place to rest and relax in the middle of bustling Madrid. Take a blanket and a basket of goodies. Enjoy the warm weather or shade under a tree and have a lovely picnic.

Shopping

Madrid's oldest running flea market is the perfect place to get you souvenirs or just explore hundreds of stalls. It is only open on Sundays, go early to avoid crowds and the heat.
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El Rastro
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Madrid's oldest running flea market is the perfect place to get you souvenirs or just explore hundreds of stalls. It is only open on Sundays, go early to avoid crowds and the heat.
This is a large department store, made to have everything under one roof. If you want to go to luxury grocery store or if you're looking for something specific, then go here. This is only the closest location to the apartment but there are many different locations all around the city.
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El Corte Inglés (Edificio Hogar)
87 Calle de Goya
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This is a large department store, made to have everything under one roof. If you want to go to luxury grocery store or if you're looking for something specific, then go here. This is only the closest location to the apartment but there are many different locations all around the city.

Essentials

Very, very close small grocery store. Its a block and half away from the apartment, under 2min walk. Its a compact store but they have everything you might need from toiletries, produce, drinks, etc.
Carrefour Express
1 Calle de Béjar
Very, very close small grocery store. Its a block and half away from the apartment, under 2min walk. Its a compact store but they have everything you might need from toiletries, produce, drinks, etc.
The best place to get well-grown, delicious, and affordable produce. Its 4 blocks away from the apartment, about 8min walk.
Don Fruta
44 Calle Ferrer del Río
The best place to get well-grown, delicious, and affordable produce. Its 4 blocks away from the apartment, about 8min walk.
Organic and health food grocery store. Awesome for anybody with special dietary needs.
Bio c´ Bon
65 Calle de Lagasca
Organic and health food grocery store. Awesome for anybody with special dietary needs.

Entertainment & Activities

They show old films and usually different films everyday! The tickets are less than €3. The theater is very close the the center of the city but is quaint and quiet as possible.
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Cine Doré
3 Calle de Santa Isabel
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They show old films and usually different films everyday! The tickets are less than €3. The theater is very close the the center of the city but is quaint and quiet as possible.
Go here if you want to catch a flick in English. Just look for "VOSE" next to the showing title, this means its screened in its original language but has spanish subtitles.
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Yelmo Cines
6 Calle del Dr Cortezo
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Go here if you want to catch a flick in English. Just look for "VOSE" next to the showing title, this means its screened in its original language but has spanish subtitles.
A highly recommended taberna to take in a flamenco show.
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Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco
15 Calle de Echegaray
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A highly recommended taberna to take in a flamenco show.
You can go see a Real Madrid if you're able and lucky or take a tour of the stadium.
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Santiago Bernabéu
1 Av. de Concha Espina
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You can go see a Real Madrid if you're able and lucky or take a tour of the stadium.