Budget Madrid

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Madrid has much to offer visitors with shallow pockets. You can enjoy many tourist attractions without having to pay too much. Go to the movies, visit art exhibitions and take in the most fascinating natural areas for just a few euros. There are plenty of inexpensive things to do on both weekdays and weekends.



The schedule can be consulted daily in the beautiful cinema Doré, which has a modernist style, located in Lavapiés.

A botanic garden in the city centre with a sample of more than 5,000 species of live plants

Where Calle Alcalá and Gran Vía meet, there stands this monumental building, offering one of the finest views of Madrid.

Enjoy Madrid from the air (access by Pintor Rosales and Casa de Campo. See Opening Days and Times).

Enjoy the city from this observation deck, which stands 92 metres tall, and take in wonderful vistas of the city. Tue-Sun: 9:30am-8pm (last entry 7:30pm)Click here to check if the Faro de Moncloa is open today.  

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Observation deck located on the eighth floor of the Cibeles Palace, from which to enjoy some of the best vistas of Madrid. 

Audiovisual area of Matadero, the first and only cinema in the country dedicated exclusively to non-fiction films.

This extraordinary cultural centre gives its name to the Conde Duque tourist area.

Section devoted to photography at the Mapfre Foundation in the Art Walk.

This vibrant cultural centre is famous for its temporary exhibitions and its amazing vertical garden.

This imposing church and the Royal Palace nearby form one of Madrid’s most popular tourist attractions.

Alternative cultural space located in the neighbourhood of La Latina where you can enjoy dancing, music and theatre.

A new performance form: small shots of theatre in small spaces at accessible prices.

Theatrical space designed by Jean Guy Lecat in the Matadero complex.

A polivalent movie theatre specialising in independent films.

A small movie theatre to watch the best independent films.


Madrid is full of great cultural and leisure activities to do without spending a single euro

Free-admission days and hours for state-owned museums and other tourist attractions.

  • A one-kilometre stretch that is home to three of the best museums in the world: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. 

    Paseo del Arte
  • Usuaria de Bicimad en el Paseo del Arte
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Guide Eating in Madrid
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    Madrid Events Calendar
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  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
  • Art in Madrid Guide


Make your way up to the observation deck for some stunning views.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

Discover the plans that will make you fall in love.