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 Pl. 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
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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Markaður Antón Martin
5 C. de Sta. 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
Plaza del General Vara de Rey
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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
Calle de 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 station
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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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Toledo brú
Puente 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 stöðin
42 C. de Alcalá
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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 C. 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.
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Plaza del Ángel
1 Pl. del Ángel
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This is a high end gym that usually offers day passes.
Our preferred grocery store. Great products and prices.
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Mercadona
26 Rda. de Atocha
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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.
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DIA & Go
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This is the second closest shop to the apartment. It has all the essentials.
Another close and convenient grocery store.
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Carrefour Express
17 C. de Hortaleza
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Another close and convenient grocery store.
A huge, upscale Carrefour in the city centre.
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Carrefour Market
158 Calle de Fuencarral
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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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Teatro La Latina
2 Pl. de la Cebada
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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
Autopista de Circunvalación M-30
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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 C. 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 C. de los 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. de 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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Markaðurinn San Miguel
s/n Pl. 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.
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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Restaurante Gigi
13 Calle de Luchana
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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.
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La Panza es Primero
6 C. de la Palma
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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
14 C. de la Cava Baja
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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 C. 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.
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El 5 de Tirso
5 Pl. de Tirso de Molina
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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 C. de Recoletos
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.
Café - Bar Eduardo
22 C. de Calatrava
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.