Discover a unique way of life

It’s happened many times before. As soon as you set foot in Madrid, you can’t help but think “what a buzz!”. There’s something in the air, an inspiring energy that fills you with positivity. Maybe it’s the sun, or the warmth of the locals, but you’re immediately drawn to the city and want to experience more. A simple stroll shows you that in Madrid it’s possible to live life to the full and enjoy every moment. Life is celebrated in its streets, in its markets, on its terraces and at its summer festivals. You see people laughing in the parks and you long to join the fun. 

Madrid is waiting to be discovered, and you want to do this at your own pace because you know that its true essence is found in the smallest of details. In its artisan trades, passed down from generation to generation. Or in its gastronomy, because sitting on a high stool at a bar in Madrid, enjoying some tapas in good company, you’ll learn more about the city than a hundred guidebooks could ever teach you. Take it all in. Contemplate Velázquez´s Las Meninas for a whole hour. Try your hand at Spanish and rub shoulders with locals. Dance the chotis at a street party. Make friends. Because that’s what life’s all about, isn’t it?

What is it about Madrid? If life were a city, it would be this one. It would be Madrid.

Things you can’t miss in Madrid

From tasty tapas and avant-garde cuisine to traditional dishes and international fare, the variety of food options in Madrid is mind blowing.

The city’s world-famous museums and art galleries, its lively squares and stunning buildings are steeped in history.

Once the sun sets, Madrid lights up as theatres, live music venues and night clubs come alive across the city.  

Time-honoured trades have been kept alive in Madrid which is home to wonderful workshops selling local hand-made goods.


Looking for luxury? Discover the Spanish capital's 5-star hotels.

Enjoy a virtual experience of Madrid and its top sights.

Lovers of luxury are spoilt for choice in Madrid, the place to go for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Monumento Alfonso XII (1922) de José Grases Riera. Parque de El Retiro de Madrid

Escalera del Palacio de los Duques de Santoña

Calle del Madrid de los Austrias

Jardín del Palacio de Linares (Casa de América)

  • Check out our guide - in English - which is packed with practical tips and advice to help you get the most out of your trip to the Spanish capital.

    The official Madrid Guide
  • Guía 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: 2023
  • Reforma Estadio Santiago Bernabéu


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.