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Madrid, Spain - Top Things to Do and See in Madrid | Wanderlist Travel

Let's travel to: Madrid, Spain

This city’s energy, passion, and cultural diversity will keep you coming back for more

What To Do

  • Take a stroll down Gran Via

  • Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid

  • Go boating in Retiro park – go on the weekdays and pay less!

  • Immerse yourself in art at the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Hit up the San Miguel food market and try everything!

  • Visit El Rastro flea market on Sundays to buy rings, leather, and more

  • Take a free walking tour and learn about the history of Spain’s capital city

  • Watch a football game at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium or with the locals at a neighbourhood bar

  • Go shopping on Fuencarral or between Plaza Callao and Plaza del Sol

  • Visit Temple de Bod for a gorgeous view of the sunset

  • Another sunset option – catch the sunset at The Tartan, one of Madrid’s rooftop bars, on top of Círculo de Bellas Artes

  • Go clubbing at Kapital, the 7 floor "discoteque". Don’t forget to check out the Bacardi floor for the most delicious mojitos!

  • Take a picture with the symbol of Madrid, ‘El Oso y el Madrono’ or ‘The Bear and the Strawberry Tree’ – also keep your eyes peeled in the city for glimpses of this symbol everywhere!

Useful Tips

  • Use the metro to get to and from the airport

  • The Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza all have free entrance times during the week – do your research and save a few euros

What To Eat

  • Restaurants

    • Casa Lucas – Get the Cannelloni!

    • La Gabinoteca

  • Grab a café con leche at Toma Café

  • Head to San Ginés for its famous churros

  • Drink lots and lots of Sangria

  • Restaurant Botin is the oldest restaurant that is still running to date in the world (according to the Guinness World Record)

  • Eat lots of paella, jamon, ham croquettes, and patatas bravas

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