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.



Organisation responsible for preserving and disseminating Spanish film heritage. It shows films at Cine Doré, a cinema housed in a modernist-style building in Lavapies. 


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.

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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.

A former army barracks turned into one of the city's most popular cultural centres.

Section devoted to photography at the Mapfre Foundation in the Art Walk. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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.

A theatre space inside the Matadero complex designed by Jean Guy Lecat.

A polivalent movie theatre specialising in independent films.

A small movie theatre to watch the best independent films.

The most Vanguardist artistic expressions meet in this Neo-Moorish building in Lavapiés.

Unique cultural space in the Lavapiés neighbourhood, located in Madrid’s Former Tobacco Factory. TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR WORKS.

This new cultural centre boasts a programme packed with activities for children and teenagers.


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.

  • El fin de siglo. Sala 61 A del Museo Nacional del Prado ©Museo Nacional del Prado (660 x 335)
  • 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: 2021-2022
  • #InGoya
  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

    Madrid Top 10
  • Palacio de Cristal
  • 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
  • Contemporary spaces hosting the latest avant-garde theatre shows and exhibitions.

    Top Cultural Centres


An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

The Tourist bus is back on 19 November!