What happens when you arrive in a new and unknown city? Sometimes, you don’t know exactly what to do. My Webspot is the perfect companion, helping you to discover the city in question. What about Madrid ? “Things to do in Madrid”, help you. Here are some tips & addresses so you’ll enjoy your stay.
Things to do in Madrid : Museums to visit in Madrid
If you are in Madrid, you must go to the Prado Museum. It represents one of the greatest art galleries in the world. There are more than 3000 paintings including those of Goya, Velázquez, Rubens or Bosch, some of the most famous painters of Spain’s golden age. If you prefer Modern Art, we advise you to visit the “Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia”. The museum houses paintings and sculptures from 1939 to today. Including one of Picasso’s most famous paintings, “Guernica”.
Things to do in Madrid : The gastronomic Madrid
For the foodies, My-Webspot advises you to visit the “Museo del Jamón”. A food chain, that is considered an institution, in Spain, as part of the country’s heritage. You can buy sandwiches of cheese or ham for 1 or 2€, add a beer, and it’ll cost around 5€. For more consequent lunches, you can go to Melo’s (44, calle Ave Maria, 28012 Madrid). Melo’s offers the best « croquetas » in town. You can also find very impressive “zapatillas” (massive sandwiches, usually with cheese and ham), that are big enough to satisfy 5 people. For the lovers, go at “Pasadizo San Gines”, the « chocolate con churos » is the traditional breakfast. You can also have a cup of the very traditional hot chocolate with churos.
Wandering in Madrid
If you love walking and enjoying the atmosphere of this city, you will love visiting « El Parque del Buen Retiro ». Built in between 1630 to 1640, the 118 acres’ park is located in the heart of Madrid, mixing arranged gardens with wilder parts. You also have many activities to enjoy as jogging, boat rides, music, street artists and many other things…
Nightlife in Madrid
To start your evening, visit the bar “El Tigre” (“calle de las infantas, 19”). With each drink you order, free tapas are given to you. You can also enjoy food as the bar is also a restaurant, but you better come in early if you want a spot. For small gigs amateurs, go to “Populart”, a bar in “calle huertas”. There are lot of free Jazz or Blues concerts. Cheap drinks with a warm and cozy atmosphere, you’ll be right at home. You can also go Malasaña district, in North of Grand Via, there are lot of bars who are open until 3am or 7am.
We hope you will enjoy your stay, as well as our tips to visit Madrid.