Things to do in Madrid

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Madrid is a major cultural capital in Europe. Explore the places and characters that raised the city to the top of the art and culture scene.

Delve into Madrid’s exciting food scene and treat yourself to a dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant, grab a drink and some tapas in a century-old taberna or enjoy a bite to eat and a cocktail in a rooftop bar with fabulous views.

Art, fashion, luxury goods, antiques, music, technology gadgets… There’s nothing you can’t buy in Madrid.

Unwind over a drink, dance till the small hours, spend an evening at the theatre or go on a tapas crawl… Madrid boasts an unparalleled nightlife scene.  

Hop onto a train or bus and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.

There’s a lot more to sport in Madrid than just football. You can also go cycling or running, play golf, attend a horserace and do much more!

Enjoy your visit to Madrid with the whole family. Here's a selection of great places that will undoubtedly put a smile on the little ones' faces.

Madrid boasts an array of public parks and gardens from the Casa de Campo, Spain's largest green space, to El Retiro Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Discover the best spots in the city to enjoy Spain’s artistic expression par excellence.

Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

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An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

Visit our online store (in Spanish) of souvenirs made by local artisans!

Explore Madrid with our selection of tours (in Spanish).

  • Discover 10 places off the beaten track that your trip to Madrid wouldn't be complete with visiting. 

    Alternative Top 10
  • Templo de Debod
  • 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
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  • Discounts on museums and transport. Find out how to save time and money during your stay in Madrid.

    Tourist Passes
  • Tarjetas turísticas
  • Hop onto a train or bus and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.

    Day Trips
  • Catedral de Toledo