Budget Madrid

  • Real Jardín Botánico

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.

The Madrid Cable Car offers residents of Madrid and tourists the chance to look at the city from the air (Check opening hours).

Enjoy the city from this observation deck, which stands 92 metres tall, and take in wonderful vistas of the city.

Observation deck located on the eighth floor of the Cibeles Palace, from which to enjoy some of the best vistas of Madrid. (Temporarily closed for restoration work from 26th February)

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

    2018 Events Calendar
  • Tamara de Lempicka


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

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

There are all kinds of things to do in Madrid, but some of them are not to be missed! Find out more!