Are you one of those people who are passionate with museums, with art and with culture? Are you one of those people who prefer spending a day in a cultural center meeting people and socializing with the locals instead of drinking beers in some bar? Are you one of those people who appreciate a sunny day in the park reading a book? Are you one of those people who get crazy excited to learn and to adjust into a city’s life & culture even if it’s for a few days?! If you have answered “yes” in more than two of those questions, I guess that’s the right page to be!
Many people believe that when you’re only traveling to one place, without having the chance to live in it you cannot really understand and be a part of its culture; agreed… adjusting into a new culture it’s not the easiest thing, but with a few local suggestions you might get at least a good glimpse of it! Below I’ve prepared a list of activities and things to do while visiting the capital of Spain, Madrid. Feel free to go off the beaten track and explore places and things that will help you broaden your horizons and learn new things about the Spanish culture.
Do not miss the chance to visit some of the capitals’ cultural centers, to join their activities, to participate in their weekly projects, to make new friends, or even to learn Spanish!
La Tabacalera, from the Tobacco Factory to the Self Organised Social Center28012, Calle de Embajadores, 53, 28012 Madrid, Ισπανία
El Matadero, MadridLegazpi - Matadero, 28045 Madrid, Spain
MediaLab Prado, the citizen’s cultural labCalle de la Alameda, 15, 28014 Madrid, Ισπανία
La Neomudéjar, a contemporary arts centerCalle de Antonio Nebrija, 28007 Madrid, Ισπανία
Explore the city’s food markets and taste the authentic Spanish cuisine! Pure and fresh ingredients coming from the Spanish land, combined with chorizo and jamon will guarantee you an amazing culinary experience!
Mercado de Maravillas, MadridMercado de Maravillas, Calle de Bravo Murillo, 122, 28020 Madrid, Ισπανία
Mercado de San Fernando, MadridCalle de Embajadores, 41, 28012 Madrid, Ισπανία
Mercado de San Miguel, MadridMercado de San Miguel, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Visit some of the most significant museums and admire artworks made by famous artists such as Picasso!
Visit the Prado MuseumPaseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Museo Reina SofiaCalle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Conde Duque exhibition hallsConde Duque, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Visit the ABC Museum of Drawing and IllustrationC. de Amaniel, 31, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Royal Palace, MadridCalle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Visit the Thyssen Museum in MadridPaseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Grab a book and spend your day under a tree in one of the city’s green paradise. Rent a bike and roam through the park while avoiding the crowded shopping streets and noise!
El Retiro - Jardines del Buen Retiro de MadridParque de El Retiro, 28009 Madrid, España
El Rastro market, MadridCalle de la Ribera de Curtidores, s/n, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Malasaña, MadridCalle de Antonio Grilo, 1, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Lavapies, MadridLavapiés, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Plaza de Dos de Mayo, MadridDos de Mayo Plaza, Plaza Dos de Mayo, S/N, 28004 Madrid, Ισπανία
Chueca square, MadridChueca, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Barrio de las Letras, MadridC. del Infante, 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Old Town, ToledoToledo, Spain
Plaza Mayor de SalamancaPlaza del Corrillo, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
The Aqueduct of SegoviaPlaza del Azoguejo, 1, 40001 Segovia, Spain
The Cathedral of ÁvilaPlaza de la Catedral, 8, 05001 Ávila, Spain
Be alternative in Madrid and enjoy the city’s awesome life ! Enjoy!
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