Guidebook for Madrid

Francisco Javier
Francisco Javier
Guidebook for Madrid

Sightseeing

The Mercado de San Miguel is a great place to begin your tapas or pinchos experience. Apart from the wonderful range of tapas or pinchos, the place is atmospheric.
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Mercado San Miguel
s/n Pl. de San Miguel
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The Mercado de San Miguel is a great place to begin your tapas or pinchos experience. Apart from the wonderful range of tapas or pinchos, the place is atmospheric.
Tthe stunningly beautiful Plaza Mayor is a highlight of any visit to Madrid.
Cervecería Restaurante Plaza Mayor
2 Pl. Mayor
Tthe stunningly beautiful Plaza Mayor is a highlight of any visit to Madrid.
Beautiful royal palace. Outside the main palace, visit the Farmacia Real (Royal Pharmacy) at the southern end of the patio known as the Plaza de la Armería (or Plaza de Armas).
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The Royal Armoury of Madrid
s/n Calle de Bailén
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Beautiful royal palace. Outside the main palace, visit the Farmacia Real (Royal Pharmacy) at the southern end of the patio known as the Plaza de la Armería (or Plaza de Armas).
A 16th century monastery founded by Princess Juana, daughter of emperor Charles V, who is buried there.
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Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
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A 16th century monastery founded by Princess Juana, daughter of emperor Charles V, who is buried there.
Facing the northern facade of the Royal Palace, this geometrical French-style garden, seats at an exceptional location which makes it one of the most pleasant gardens in Habsburg-era Madrid.
Jardines de Sabatini
2 C. de Bailén
Facing the northern facade of the Royal Palace, this geometrical French-style garden, seats at an exceptional location which makes it one of the most pleasant gardens in Habsburg-era Madrid.
Should you find yourself in the Plaza de Oriente during the late evening, you certainly will be treated to music in the air. Street musicians often set up shop in the area.
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Plaza de Oriente
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Should you find yourself in the Plaza de Oriente during the late evening, you certainly will be treated to music in the air. Street musicians often set up shop in the area.

Arts & Culture

Madrid’s Teatro Real (opera house) is one of the many grand opera houses in the world, it stages about seventeen opera titles each year as well as ballets and recitals.
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Teatro Real
s/n Pl. de Isabel II
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Madrid’s Teatro Real (opera house) is one of the many grand opera houses in the world, it stages about seventeen opera titles each year as well as ballets and recitals.

Food Scene

Enter the Mesón Rincón de la Cava, and it reminds one of a dungeon, but one that you would feel very comfortable in. The restaurant is made up of small cosy alcoves. Great tapas!
Rincón de la Cava
17 Cava de San Miguel
Enter the Mesón Rincón de la Cava, and it reminds one of a dungeon, but one that you would feel very comfortable in. The restaurant is made up of small cosy alcoves. Great tapas!
Best churros with hot chocolate in Madrid! Besides the atmosphere is wonderful. It's a great slice of life from Madrid.
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Chocolatería San Ginés hot choc n chorrus
5 Pasadizo de San Ginés
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Best churros with hot chocolate in Madrid! Besides the atmosphere is wonderful. It's a great slice of life from Madrid.
where you can go at the restaurant and enjoy the experimental food of the “Bulli Catering” by one of the world's greatest chefs: Ferrán Adriá.
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Casino de Madrid
15 C. de Alcalá
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where you can go at the restaurant and enjoy the experimental food of the “Bulli Catering” by one of the world's greatest chefs: Ferrán Adriá.
Traditional Castillian cuisine recipes since 1870. Its star dish, the Cocido Madrileño (Madrilian stew), cooked on a low flame over oak charcoal.
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LA BOLA
5 C. de la Bola
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Traditional Castillian cuisine recipes since 1870. Its star dish, the Cocido Madrileño (Madrilian stew), cooked on a low flame over oak charcoal.
Great place to get breakfast and get the day started. A toasted croissant with butter and a hot cafe con leche = awesome!
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Callate la Boca
34 C. del Barquillo
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Great place to get breakfast and get the day started. A toasted croissant with butter and a hot cafe con leche = awesome!
This cosy braserie is in Plaza de Oriente, facing the Royal Palace and the Opera House. Its interior is like an old 19th century cafe with underground caves (16th century).
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Café de Oriente Palacio Real
2 Pl. de Ote.
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This cosy braserie is in Plaza de Oriente, facing the Royal Palace and the Opera House. Its interior is like an old 19th century cafe with underground caves (16th century).
this restaurant is a must for culinary tourists, as it's considered to be the oldest in the world. It opened in 1725 and it has a Guinness Book of World Records title to prove its claim
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Sobrino de Botin
17 Calle de Cuchilleros
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this restaurant is a must for culinary tourists, as it's considered to be the oldest in the world. It opened in 1725 and it has a Guinness Book of World Records title to prove its claim
Delicious Thai food, reasonable prices, good service and a subtly stylish dining area make for a terrific meal in the heart of town
Bangkok
10 Plaza de Matute
Delicious Thai food, reasonable prices, good service and a subtly stylish dining area make for a terrific meal in the heart of town

Shopping

calle Preciados and calle del Carmen head towards the Gran Vía; both are pedestrian and constitute the most popular shopping area in Madrid.
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Bershka
25 C/ Gran Vía
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calle Preciados and calle del Carmen head towards the Gran Vía; both are pedestrian and constitute the most popular shopping area in Madrid.

Drinks & Nightlife

Joy is a nightclub that you cannot miss! The owner converted it from an old 1950's theatre into a huge club with plenty of room for dancers and party-goers from all over the world.
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Joy Eslava Madrid
11 C. del Arenal
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Joy is a nightclub that you cannot miss! The owner converted it from an old 1950's theatre into a huge club with plenty of room for dancers and party-goers from all over the world.