Guidebook for Madrid

Ian & Alberto
Guidebook for Madrid

Shopping

A typical local market for buying fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish.
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Mercado de la Cebada
s/n Plaza de la Cebada
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A typical local market for buying fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish.
This is a long pedestrian street full of all the big name shops and tons of people. It runs between Malasaña and Chueca so the side streets have lots to offer.
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Calle de Fuencarral
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This is a long pedestrian street full of all the big name shops and tons of people. It runs between Malasaña and Chueca so the side streets have lots to offer.
This market has been transforming to a mix of traditional market and a few restaurants. Worth a visit for the market, food, and immediate surrounding neighbourhood.
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Mercado Antón Martin
5 Calle de Santa Isabel
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This market has been transforming to a mix of traditional market and a few restaurants. Worth a visit for the market, food, and immediate surrounding neighbourhood.
A great market on Sundays. All the side streets are full of interesting antiques and art. We love coming here a bit later,1:30p, for a tosta and cerveza at any of the small bars open to the street.
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El Rastro
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A great market on Sundays. All the side streets are full of interesting antiques and art. We love coming here a bit later,1:30p, for a tosta and cerveza at any of the small bars open to the street.
Tons of antique shops, bars, art, home decoration and a street market on the weekends.
Calle Santa Ana
Tons of antique shops, bars, art, home decoration and a street market on the weekends.
Primary tapas and a big selection of micro brew IPAs. Worth a visit for local flavour.
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Mercado San Fernando
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Primary tapas and a big selection of micro brew IPAs. Worth a visit for local flavour.

Everything Else

To the left you have beautiful parks and play areas, To the right you have nice paths with cafes and restaurants with views of the Palace. Great for running, walking, biking..
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Puerta de Toledo
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To the left you have beautiful parks and play areas, To the right you have nice paths with cafes and restaurants with views of the Palace. Great for running, walking, biking..
Head to the rooftop here for a drink an stunning views.
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Circulo de Bellas Artes
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Head to the rooftop here for a drink an stunning views.

Essentials

Good, low-cost gym. Other guests have been able to get a temporary membership during their stay.
Gym AltaFit Puerta de Toledo
3 Calle de las Cigarreras
Good, low-cost gym. Other guests have been able to get a temporary membership during their stay.
This is a high end gym that usually offers day passes.
Plaza del Ángel, 6
6 Plaza del Angel
This is a high end gym that usually offers day passes.
Our preferred grocery store. Great products and prices.
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Mercadona
6 Calle Villa de Arbancón
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Our preferred grocery store. Great products and prices.
This is the second closest shop to the apartment. It has all the essentials.
DIA & Go
This is the second closest shop to the apartment. It has all the essentials.
Another close and convenient grocery store.
Carrefour Express
25 Calle Humilladero
Another close and convenient grocery store.
A huge, upscale Carrefour in the city centre.
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Carrefour Market
15 Plaza Tirso de Molina
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A huge, upscale Carrefour in the city centre.

Getting Around

This metro stop is just 5 minutes walk from the house. There are stairs and some cobbled sidewalks - keep that in mind with your luggage.
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La Latina
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This metro stop is just 5 minutes walk from the house. There are stairs and some cobbled sidewalks - keep that in mind with your luggage.

Parks & Nature

Great park with about 8 km of walking, cycling, and skating trails along the river.
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Madrid Río
S/N Puente de Toledo
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Great park with about 8 km of walking, cycling, and skating trails along the river.
A lot to see here. Check out the Palacio de Cristal.
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Retiro
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A lot to see here. Check out the Palacio de Cristal.

Food scene

Typical local bar full of neighbours.
La Parrala
5 Calle del Humilladero
Typical local bar full of neighbours.
Authentic Senegalese food. A bit spicy and easy on the wallet.
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Baobab Restaurante
1 Calle de Cabestreros
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Authentic Senegalese food. A bit spicy and easy on the wallet.
Amazing terrace on the roof with views of the place and Madrid Rio.
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River Café
1 Av Portugal
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Amazing terrace on the roof with views of the place and Madrid Rio.
This replica of a traditional market is a perfect place for a vermut and some snacks. We always go for banderillas, ostras, and croquetas.
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Mercado De San Miguel
s/n Plaza de San Miguel
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This replica of a traditional market is a perfect place for a vermut and some snacks. We always go for banderillas, ostras, and croquetas.
Perfect spot for noodles. More modern than tradtional.
UDON
6 Calle Clavel
Perfect spot for noodles. More modern than tradtional.
Really great a la carte menu. We always order starters, seconds, and dessert. The value for money can't be beat and the atmosphere is perfect.
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Ginger
12 Pl. del Ángel
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Really great a la carte menu. We always order starters, seconds, and dessert. The value for money can't be beat and the atmosphere is perfect.
I would eat here every day if I could. They serve Mexican "centritos" which are small plates of various meats, cheese, and sauce to be eaten with small Mexican tortillas. Get the michelada to drink. ** Check for updated locations before going.
La Panza es Primero
33 Calle Libertad
I would eat here every day if I could. They serve Mexican "centritos" which are small plates of various meats, cheese, and sauce to be eaten with small Mexican tortillas. Get the michelada to drink. ** Check for updated locations before going.
Great place for dinner or tapas and a drink with an interesting menu. The interior design is surprising too.
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Inclan Brutal Bar
4 C. de Álvarez Gato
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Great place for dinner or tapas and a drink with an interesting menu. The interior design is surprising too.
This is a great place right on Cava Baja. Not the most affordable, but worth it. Good for a couple or small group. They have a cozy patio in the corrala or you can dine inside.
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La Antoñita
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This is a great place right on Cava Baja. Not the most affordable, but worth it. Good for a couple or small group. They have a cozy patio in the corrala or you can dine inside.
***** Amazing food and atmosphere in an historic mansion.
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El Imparcial
4 Calle del Duque de Alba
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***** Amazing food and atmosphere in an historic mansion.
Beautifully update historic space. Try to sit upstairs for tapas and a drink.
El 5 de Tirso
5 Plaza de Tirso de Molina
Beautifully update historic space. Try to sit upstairs for tapas and a drink.
Great food, and an even better menu del dia. Just between Plaza de la Luna and the heart of Malasaña.
Mamá Chicó
10 Corredera Baja de San Pablo
Great food, and an even better menu del dia. Just between Plaza de la Luna and the heart of Malasaña.
This is one of our neighbourhood bars with nice atmosphere and great food. Good for a slightly posh breakfast or lunch then meriendas and dinner later.
Taberna Restaurante Eduardo
105 Calle de Toledo
This is one of our neighbourhood bars with nice atmosphere and great food. Good for a slightly posh breakfast or lunch then meriendas and dinner later.