A Monday in Madrid

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Madrid never rests, but it does slow down the pace on Mondays. Although you will find that a number of museums and landmarks in the city close on the first day of the week, many others remain open, so there is no excuse not to pack in all kinds of activities during your visit. The following is a selection of everything you can see on Mondays in the city: from monuments and exhibitions to all kinds of shows.


Paseo del Prado, s/n

Calle Santa Isabel, 52

Calle Bailén , s/n

Avenida de Concha Espina, 1

Avenida de Luis Aragonés, s/n

Callejón Fuenterrabía, 2

Plaza de Murillo, 2

Paseo del Prado, 36

Plaza de la Almudena, s/n

Calle de Castelló, 77

Calle Mateo Inurria, 2

Glorieta San Antonio de la Florida, 5

Paseo de Recoletos, 41

Calle de Marqués de Casa Riera, 2

Parque Casa de Campo, s/n

Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, 146

Calle Preciados, 28

Calle de Alcalá, 49

Calle de Alcalá, 62

Calle Mayor, 69

Plaza de Cibeles, 2

Calle de Alcalá, 44

Paseo de la Castellana, 214

Paseo República de Cuba, 4

Paseo de las Delicias, 61

Calle de Rios Rosas, 23

  • Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a few hours relaxing in one of Madrileños' favourite spots.

    El Retiro Park
  • In the east of Madrid lies one of the city's most unknown parks. Don’t miss its stunning almond trees which are already starting to blossom! 

    Quinta de los Molinos
  • These gardens are found in this popular square, which marks the end of Gran Vía avenue. The square is currently undergoing a major refurbishment so may be partly closed off to the public.

    Plaza de España gardens
  • Found in the former location of the Royal Palace's stables, this quaint park is a wonderful place from which to watch the sun set.

    Sabatini Gardens
  • Designed by Manuel Herrero Palacios, this funeral monument was brought stone by stone from Egypt.

    Temple of Debod Gardens
  • A fabulous English-style garden in Hapsbug Madrid with the Royal Palace in the background.

    Campo del Moro Park
  • Running along the bank of the Manzanares River, this beautiful new park is the perfect place to have a long, laid-back lunch and spend the afternoon strolling, cycling or simply people-watching.

    Madrid Río Park
  • This small gem, hidden in Latina, retains all the charm and the original structure.

    Palacio del Príncipe de Anglona Gardens
  • A secret garden in Hapsburg Madrid with fruit trees and an 18th-century bronze fountain.

    Huerto de las Monjas
  • One of the best places to watch the sun set in Madrid, known popularly as 'the park of the seven boobs'. 

    Cerro del Tío Pío Park
  • One of the most representative places of this neighbourhood, it has some sculptures that replicate the famous Guisando Bulls.

    Moratalaz Park
  • Parque de El Retiro
  • Quinta de los Molinos
  • Jardines del Templo de Debod
  • Parque del Cerro del Tío Pío
  • Parque de Moratalaz. Toros de Guisando
  • Signature cuisine and the best Flamenco go hand-in-hand in this centrally located Flamenco tablao, one of the most well-known in the capital.

    Torres Bermejas
  • Don't miss

    Regarded as the cathedral of Flamenco art, the famous tablao has hosted top Flamenco singers, guitarists and dancers.

    Corral de la Morería
  • All types of Flamenco and the best tapas, plus puppets, storytellers and innovative theatre.

    Las Tablas
  • Traditional food and the best live Flamenco go hand-in-hand in this Tablao restaurant, one of most famous of its kind in the city.

    Café de Chinitas
  • Historic flamenco house offering a show and a tasting menu with typical Spanish dishes open 365 days a year.  

  • Flamenco singing, dancing and good food in one of the tablaos with the greatest variety in the capital.

    Casa Patas
  • A meeting place for fans of flamenco music in the area of Madrid Río.

    Café Ziryab
  • Torres Bermejas
  • Cardamomo
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Gourmet Markets
  • One of the most emblematic traditional markets of Madrid converted into a gourmet paradise, close to the Plaza Mayor.

    San Miguel Market
  • The most sophisticated face of gastronomy is found in this modern market in Chueca.

    San Antón Market
  • A new dining space in the Salamanca District.

    Platea Madrid
  • Tradition and innovation in a street market designed to showcase the most select gastronomy.

    San Ildefonso Market
  • Enjoy a new gastronomic experience in the heart of Madrid.

    Gourmet Experience (Callao)
  • El Corte Inglés has opened a seven-star Gourmet Experience right in the heart of Madrid's Golden Mile, at its Serrano 52 store.

    Gourmet Experience (Serrano)
  • Mercado de San Antón
  • Vista de la Plaza de Callao y calle Gran Vía desde Gourmet Experience (Callao)


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

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

And return in July to enjoy all the plans we recommend.