“Why another site on Madrid? (you would say) There are so many!!” Yes, but here we want to tell you about an usual but also different Madrid. The classic beauties and the unmissable evergreens, but also the new places, hidden from the eyes of tourists (and sometimes also from those of Madrid inhabitants!). Of course it is a must to admire the treasures of Goya and Velazquez at the Prado Museum, look at modern art at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum or crowd in front of Picasso’s “Guernica” at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Museum, but it is even more interesting to admire the Goya hidden in San Antonio de la Florida or the Caixa Forum exhibits. The walk to the Retiro Park or a “bocadillo de calamares” in the Plaza Mayor is a must, but getting lost along Madrid Rio or nibbling tapas at the Cebada Market also has its charm. If spending the night in Chueca means guaranteed fun, exploring the less touristic neighborhoods will allow you to get in touch with the true soul of this incredible city.
This is exactly what we want to share here: another Madrid, ours, made of small secluded corners, “neighborhood” tapas bar, hidden wonders of art, restaurants where only local people meet, paths in the city that deviate from the most popular tourist itineraries.
Ready to follow us? C’mon then!!
Why going to Madrid?
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest city in the Country; despite this, it is considered one of the most livable cities in Europe. In addition to offering a huge choice of cultural attractions, Madrid is also a place where you can simply have fun or relax between one tapa and another, also taking advantage of the large amount of green areas found in the city.
From Puerta del Sol to Gran Via to Plaza de España, through the neighborhood of Chueca, Malasaña and La Latina, you will discover a vibrant and lively city. The attitude of the Madrilenian to go out, meet and enjoy every moment when they are not at work is what makes Madrid a unique city in all Europe.
Its dry climate and clear skies for most of the year make it a perfect destination in any season. If you add that almost all the center can be traveled on foot and that in general its 13 lines of the underground will take you wherever you want to go, Madrid becomes the ideal place to spend a few days between art, leisure and good food, whether being in the company of friends or with family and children.
When to go to Madrid?
Madrid is a metropolis that offers fun, art and culture in any season of the year. Spring and autumn are the preferred seasons to visit it, but summer, hot and dry, is also full of events as well as winter. And so, why not going to celebrate the last night of the year in Madrid? Plan your trip