Behind the touristic places and activities there is a lot to explore, this cityguides offers recommendations to live the true madrileno spirit you should know when travelling to Madrid.
Hotel ME Madrid Reina Victoria
is a luxury design hotel located in Plaza de Santa Ana, in the heart of Madrid. Visiting the roof top is must that all pinktrotters should experience during a glam trip in Madrid.
Vinci Via 66
is a 4 stars hotel located not far from Gran Via, you can spend your stay at this modern "cosmopolita" hotel in the heart of the city.
is a modern hotel in Salamanca district that reproduces rooms lay-outs inspired by famous movies. Pick the one you like the most and enjoy the movie experience as a real character.
Hotel Unico Madrid
is a five stars hotel in Salamanca district, a charm boutique hotel. The private garden is impeccably decorated and the wellness area equipped with all facilities, you can have your wellness experience too.
offers qualitative food and cool environment where everybody goes to get a quick pinchos or tapas with style. There are several Lateral in Madrid, the one in Castellana is the original one.
, a pleasant and fresh establishment, menu is based on Mediterranean market dishes. There is a DJ on Friday and Saturday till late in the morning.
is one the most exclusive restaurants in the city, you can enjoy gourmet plates with mediterranean style.
Tapas time: walk across Cava Baja and stop at San Miguel market
for tasting a good wine, oysters and jamon Iberico, recommended on Sunday.
, the biggest gastronomic centre in Europe, that includes an high quality variety of restaurants, tgether with cafè and a club.
, beautiful restaurant decorated in colonial style. In the past, this location was a bank. It takes you back in time!
, located in the emblematic district of Salamanca, Eccola serves new trends, inspired by the "slow food" concept. It is also highly reccomended for its cocktail bar.
, a new concept of the traditional restaurant. Two private fireplaces, several bars, the view on the kitchen are some of the details to enjoy the experience of Marieta!
We reccomend also: Habanera
, Sala de Despiece
Best cafès and barsFonty
, a French inspired bar with American lay-out. Famous for coffee and delicious cakes.
Check for a table at El Viajero
(Barrio de la Latina), very trendy place with local "movida"1862 Dry Bar
: a nice selection of cocktails and trendy ambience make the bar a fashionable place.
is an historical coffee place located in Malasana district, Madrid's trendiest neighborhood that boasts endless cafés and bars. The faded elegance gives the place the charm to remain a classy bar for ages. Delicious cookies are also served with coffee.Gymage
, a complex that includes SPA, fitness area, restaurant and, above all, a beautiful terrace where you can discover Madrid from a new perspective.
, one of the most emblematic places of Madrid, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city at 360 °. Designed by one of the most famous interior designer, Tomas Alia.
We reccomend also: Mercado de San Anton
, Arts Club
, the nice terraces of the Circulo de Bellas Artes
, ME Sant Ana
is one of the coolest disco clubs in the city, literally "the place to be" if you want to enjoy a classy night out. The venue has also e lovely garden where drinks are served.
, club, concert hall, a wonderful space to enjoy the Spanish nightlife. It is also possible renting the space for private events and parties.
Mama no lo sabe
, top club of the Madrid nightlife and pop music. A cocktail bar, a meeting point, a place where you can enjoy the night.
Other reccomended place: Mondo
, Ocho y medio
Best shopping streets and spots
Shopping at Calle de Serrano
is a must, being surrounded by exclusive boutiques and chic atmosphere. Small local shops are around each corners of the calle, unique fashion pieces and Spanish trends will appeal you.
Walking around the city stop by one of the numerous El Corte Englès
, take a short tour inside to check the latest brands.
Keep going with the shopping at Mercado de Fuencarral
, not far from Gran Via. The street is known to be the Madrid hub of modern fashion, you will find a nice mix of international fashion brands and original boutiques. The district is very dynamic and draws the latest trends and young designers.
Puerta del Sol
brings you within the Spanish "chaos", the center of the city where authentic spirit generates. Do not miss to take the picture with the famous Madrid bear, the historical Navarro's statue.
Book a night show at Corral de la Moreria
, the flamenco experience will remain in your memories. The music sounds and the passion of the dancers are authentic, food served is also tasty, the atmosphere is great.
Explore the surroundings of Madrid and organise a one day trip to Segovia (40 mins by train): enjoy the best Coccinillo ever at Mesón De Cándido
. The good food and authentic tradition will make your full madrileno experience.