Guidebook for Madrid

Susana Y Mara
Guidebook for Madrid

Getting Around

La estació de metro más cercana, está a 3 minutos andando del apartamneto
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Lavapies
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La estació de metro más cercana, está a 3 minutos andando del apartamneto
Estacion de metro a 4 minutos del apartamento, linea directa con la estación de Atocha (2 paradas)
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Antón Martín
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Estacion de metro a 4 minutos del apartamento, linea directa con la estación de Atocha (2 paradas)

Food Scene

El SUR is a traditional Spanish tavern where you can take a menu, tapas, and portions with a good quality/price ratio; simple dishes prepared with fresh seasonal produce; Paella, seafood risotto, Spanish tortilla, white potatoes, among other things.
Comida Española con un toque moderno, el menú del dia son 10-12 euros e incluye tre platos bebida y pan, es mejor ir pronto (14.00-14.30 para no quedarse sin mesa.
Restaurante A son de Mar Lavapiés
8 Calle Ave María
Comida Española con un toque moderno, el menú del dia son 10-12 euros e incluye tre platos bebida y pan, es mejor ir pronto (14.00-14.30 para no quedarse sin mesa.
Traditional spanish home cooking. Has a seasonal "menú del día" (menu of the day) from 2:00 to 4:30 pm -Three courses, a drink and bread for 12 or 14 Euros. Cocina de productos de temporada con Menú del Día, tanto a diario como fines de semana y noches. Comida tradicional española en una taberna clásica. 12-14 Euros
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Restaurante Badila
6 Calle San Pedro Mártir
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Traditional spanish home cooking. Has a seasonal "menú del día" (menu of the day) from 2:00 to 4:30 pm -Three courses, a drink and bread for 12 or 14 Euros. Cocina de productos de temporada con Menú del Día, tanto a diario como fines de semana y noches. Comida tradicional española en una taberna clásica. 12-14 Euros
Una Slouvakeria griega en Lavapies, con comida sencilla y barata para tomar o llevar a casa y a un precio muy asequible. Greek restaurant that serves souvlakis (small pieces of meat or vegetables with pita bread, with tzatziki sauce and salad) to eat there or to take away. Delicious and cheap!
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Egeo Suvlakeria Griega
17 Calle de San Carlos
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Una Slouvakeria griega en Lavapies, con comida sencilla y barata para tomar o llevar a casa y a un precio muy asequible. Greek restaurant that serves souvlakis (small pieces of meat or vegetables with pita bread, with tzatziki sauce and salad) to eat there or to take away. Delicious and cheap!
A very nice vegan Coffe shop with delicious pastries and nice atmosphere
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Pum Pum Café
6 Calle del Tribulete
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A very nice vegan Coffe shop with delicious pastries and nice atmosphere
Natural smoothies, homemade cakes and an eclectic vegan menu in a homely place with art exhibitions. Opens 13.00h to 24.00h, Frydays and Saturdays until 01.00h. ; Mondays is closed
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Distrito Vegano
32 Calle del Dr. Fourquet
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Natural smoothies, homemade cakes and an eclectic vegan menu in a homely place with art exhibitions. Opens 13.00h to 24.00h, Frydays and Saturdays until 01.00h. ; Mondays is closed
Vegetarian, macrobiotic and vegan cuisine in a local store with ecological and health and food activities.
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La Biotika
3 C/ del Amor de Dios
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Vegetarian, macrobiotic and vegan cuisine in a local store with ecological and health and food activities.
Little restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options situated very close to the apartment opens until 00.30h and until 01.30h on Sturdays .
Viva Chapata
43 Calle Ave María
Little restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options situated very close to the apartment opens until 00.30h and until 01.30h on Sturdays .
Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant, to eat there or to take away. Monday through Friday is usually packed so go before 14.30 or you wont find a table. Ask for the menu of the day (from Monday to Friday 13.30 to 16.00h) that is always good and has a good price with everything includeded
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Restaurante Vegetariano Artemisa Sol - Gran Vía
4 Calle de las Tres Cruces
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Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant, to eat there or to take away. Monday through Friday is usually packed so go before 14.30 or you wont find a table. Ask for the menu of the day (from Monday to Friday 13.30 to 16.00h) that is always good and has a good price with everything includeded
hidden little restaurant with modern spanish dishes. Nice wine and good prices
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Casa Pachuco
15 Calle Tres Peces
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hidden little restaurant with modern spanish dishes. Nice wine and good prices
Eclectic home cooking dishes, a mix of tastes from everywhere, run by for an English and an Spaniard chef. Midday menu all week for a good price. At night they only serve "raciones" (plates of food to share). Cocina casera ecléctica, una mezcla de sabores de todas partes, atendida por un inglés y un chef español. Menú del mediodía toda la semana por un buen precio. Por la noche solo sirven "raciones" (platos de comida para compartir).
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Los Chuchis
82 Calle del Amparo
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Eclectic home cooking dishes, a mix of tastes from everywhere, run by for an English and an Spaniard chef. Midday menu all week for a good price. At night they only serve "raciones" (plates of food to share). Cocina casera ecléctica, una mezcla de sabores de todas partes, atendida por un inglés y un chef español. Menú del mediodía toda la semana por un buen precio. Por la noche solo sirven "raciones" (platos de comida para compartir).
Breakfasts, tapas and sweets in a cozy café-bookshop with live music, cultural activities and workshops. Opens at 10.00 am.
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La Infinito
22 Calle de los Tres Peces
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Breakfasts, tapas and sweets in a cozy café-bookshop with live music, cultural activities and workshops. Opens at 10.00 am.
Fried fish (Tempura) south of spain style. Pescaito frito al stilo gaditano.
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La Caleta Taberna Gaditana
38 Calle de Santa Isabel
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Fried fish (Tempura) south of spain style. Pescaito frito al stilo gaditano.
Tipico bar de lavapies especializado en marisco, Gambas a la plancha ,ostras, percebes, cigalas… Buen precio Typical Lavapies bar specializing in seafood, grilled prawns, oysters, barnacles, crayfish ... Good price
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Bar El Boqueron
14 C/ Valencia
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Tipico bar de lavapies especializado en marisco, Gambas a la plancha ,ostras, percebes, cigalas… Buen precio Typical Lavapies bar specializing in seafood, grilled prawns, oysters, barnacles, crayfish ... Good price
Café clásico con mesas de hierro y marmol, buen cafe por la mañana y música en directo por las noches. Classic coffee shop with iron and marble tables, good coffee in the morning and live music at night.
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Café Barbieri
45 Calle del Ave María
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Café clásico con mesas de hierro y marmol, buen cafe por la mañana y música en directo por las noches. Classic coffee shop with iron and marble tables, good coffee in the morning and live music at night.
El mejor chocolate con churros de madrid, abierto 24/7. The best "chocolate con churros" in Madrid, open 24 / 7.
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Chocolatería San Ginés hot choc n chorrus
5 Pasadizo de San Ginés
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El mejor chocolate con churros de madrid, abierto 24/7. The best "chocolate con churros" in Madrid, open 24 / 7.
Taberna del siglo 19 que sirve tajadas de bacalao rebozado y croqueas de bacalo. ¡Riquísimo! Casa Labra is a centenary Tavern that offers typical Cod an cod croquettes.
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Casa Labra
12 Calle de Tetuán
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Taberna del siglo 19 que sirve tajadas de bacalao rebozado y croqueas de bacalo. ¡Riquísimo! Casa Labra is a centenary Tavern that offers typical Cod an cod croquettes.
Located in the courtyard of the Reina Sofia Museum. Opens all day.
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NuBel
43 C. de Argumosa
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Located in the courtyard of the Reina Sofia Museum. Opens all day.
Delicious pastries to eat there or take away, do not miss Napolitanas filled with cream, chocolate or cheese and ham!
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La Mallorquina
2 Calle Mayor
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Delicious pastries to eat there or take away, do not miss Napolitanas filled with cream, chocolate or cheese and ham!
Cava Baja Street is in the lively La Latina quarter. Go first to El Rastro flea market on Sundays and then stop in any of the trendy tapas bars at Cava Baja street!
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Calle de la Cava Baja
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Cava Baja Street is in the lively La Latina quarter. Go first to El Rastro flea market on Sundays and then stop in any of the trendy tapas bars at Cava Baja street!
This is a real alternative market that often holds events such as live music. Tasty tapas and drinks, breakfast and shopping for fresh food.
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Mercado San Fernando
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This is a real alternative market that often holds events such as live music. Tasty tapas and drinks, breakfast and shopping for fresh food.
This is one of the traditional food markets that has become a modern eclectic market with tasty tapas bars, fresh food stores, alternative stores and cultural events taking place from time to time. Time Out:"eander around the stalls in the Mercado de Anton Martín, between fishmongers and butchers, and corners of gastronomy where you can feast on sandwiches, sushi, ramen and more, and even try some craft beers."
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Mercado Antón Martin
5 Calle de Santa Isabel
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This is one of the traditional food markets that has become a modern eclectic market with tasty tapas bars, fresh food stores, alternative stores and cultural events taking place from time to time. Time Out:"eander around the stalls in the Mercado de Anton Martín, between fishmongers and butchers, and corners of gastronomy where you can feast on sandwiches, sushi, ramen and more, and even try some craft beers."
Next to the Plaza Mayor is this market of beautiful traditional architecture that has been transformed into a gastronomic and tapas market
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Mercado de San Miguel
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Next to the Plaza Mayor is this market of beautiful traditional architecture that has been transformed into a gastronomic and tapas market
Nice tasty Pintxos (tasty tapas from north of spain) it has a sister bar Cava Baja Street
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Lamiak Antón Martín
10 Calle de la Rosa
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Nice tasty Pintxos (tasty tapas from north of spain) it has a sister bar Cava Baja Street
Try the spanish omelette.
la Falda
4 Calle Miguel Servet
Try the spanish omelette.
Delicious Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish omelette)!! And nice and modern tapas.
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Juana La Loca
4 Plaza Puerta de Moros
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Delicious Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish omelette)!! And nice and modern tapas.
A favorite bar at the famous Cava Baja Street serves creative and modern tapas and has also a good wine list.
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Casa Lucas
30 Cava Baja
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A favorite bar at the famous Cava Baja Street serves creative and modern tapas and has also a good wine list.
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El Sur
12 Calle de la Torrecilla del Leal
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This is the best place to take the typical "Bocata de Calamares" (fried squid sandwich) in Madrid. A mythical site with a large influx of people. If you do not mind eating the snack standing in the street, as the locals do, this is the place.
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Bar La Campana
6 Calle de Botoneras
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This is the best place to take the typical "Bocata de Calamares" (fried squid sandwich) in Madrid. A mythical site with a large influx of people. If you do not mind eating the snack standing in the street, as the locals do, this is the place.
Reservar antes de ir. Se puede reservar a través de The Fork y para obtener un descuento..
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Bodega de los Secretos
4 Calle de San Blas
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Reservar antes de ir. Se puede reservar a través de The Fork y para obtener un descuento..
Reservar antes de ir, se puede cancelar la reserva hasta cuatro horas antes de la llegada. Si no avisas tiene 15 € de penalización por persona.
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Ana la Santa
14 Plaza de Sta. Ana
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Reservar antes de ir, se puede cancelar la reserva hasta cuatro horas antes de la llegada. Si no avisas tiene 15 € de penalización por persona.
Reservar antes de ir, se puede cancelar la reservar hasta cuatro horas antes de la llegada. Si no avisas tiene 15 € de penalización por persona.
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Restaurante Bosco de Lobos
63 C. de Hortaleza
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Reservar antes de ir, se puede cancelar la reservar hasta cuatro horas antes de la llegada. Si no avisas tiene 15 € de penalización por persona.
Restaurante La Castafiore
5 Calle Marqués de Monasterio
Restaurante Vegano
BLoved Veggie Corner
9 Calle Gran Vía
Restaurante Vegano
Comida y SkyLine. Reservar con antelación.
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Picalagartos Sky Bar
21 C/ Gran Vía
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Comida y SkyLine. Reservar con antelación.
Restaurante vegano, platos muy ricos y sorprendentes!
Levél Veggie Bistro
61 Av. de Menéndez Pelayo
Restaurante vegano, platos muy ricos y sorprendentes!
Vegetariano, comida colorida, rica y barata. Muy concurrido.
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Superchulo Madrid
11 Calle de Manuela Malasaña
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Vegetariano, comida colorida, rica y barata. Muy concurrido.

Sightseeing

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Puerta del Sol
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Plaza Mayor
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Walk around Plaza de la Armeria and Jardines de Sabatini
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Royal Palace of Madrid
s/n Calle de Bailén
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Walk around Plaza de la Armeria and Jardines de Sabatini

Parks & Nature

El parque más emblemático de Madrid, con árboles centenarios, precioso para pasear y relajarse. Se pueden alquilar botes de remos en el lago. Si vas tienes que visitar el Palacio de Cristal.
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El Retiro Park
7 Plaza de la Independencia
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El parque más emblemático de Madrid, con árboles centenarios, precioso para pasear y relajarse. Se pueden alquilar botes de remos en el lago. Si vas tienes que visitar el Palacio de Cristal.
Un bonito parque con vistas al Palacio Real y la Casa de Campo. Aquí se encuentra el templo un Antiguo templo Egipcio que es posible visitar por dentro. También se puede disfrutar de una magnífica puesta de Sol.
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Templo de Debod
2 Paseo de Moret
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Un bonito parque con vistas al Palacio Real y la Casa de Campo. Aquí se encuentra el templo un Antiguo templo Egipcio que es posible visitar por dentro. También se puede disfrutar de una magnífica puesta de Sol.
En los invernaderos del Real Jardín Botánico, en cualquier época del año, se puede disfrutar de una variada colección de plantas exóticas procedentes de zonas climáticas muy diversas. Este invernadero emplea energías totalmente limpias. Es una bonita visita para niñas y niños y también una buena alternativa para días de lluvia.
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Real Jardín Botánico
2 Plaza de Murillo
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En los invernaderos del Real Jardín Botánico, en cualquier época del año, se puede disfrutar de una variada colección de plantas exóticas procedentes de zonas climáticas muy diversas. Este invernadero emplea energías totalmente limpias. Es una bonita visita para niñas y niños y también una buena alternativa para días de lluvia.

Arts & Culture

Una de las mayores colecciones de Arte, con cuadros que abarcan toda las épocas artísticas y con exposiciones temporales de gran calidad.
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
8 Paseo del Prado
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Una de las mayores colecciones de Arte, con cuadros que abarcan toda las épocas artísticas y con exposiciones temporales de gran calidad.
Una de las Mayores y mejores Pinacotecas del mundo. Entrada gratis a partir de las 18.00, abre hasta las 20.00
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Museo Nacional del Prado
s/n Paseo del Prado
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Una de las Mayores y mejores Pinacotecas del mundo. Entrada gratis a partir de las 18.00, abre hasta las 20.00
Free art exhibitions and activities. Roof top garden.
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La Casa Encendida
2 Ronda de Valencia
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Free art exhibitions and activities. Roof top garden.
Go and marvel at the meticulously planted, 24-metre-high vertical garden beside the entrance to the CaixaForum cultural centre.
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CaixaForum Madrid
36 Paseo del Prado
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Go and marvel at the meticulously planted, 24-metre-high vertical garden beside the entrance to the CaixaForum cultural centre.

Flamenco Shows

Best places to enjoy a Flamenco venue
Flamenco show
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Tablao Flamenco Villa Rosa
15 Plaza de Sta. Ana
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Flamenco show
Flamenco Show Selected by the book: "1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE" the New York Times
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Corral de la Moreria
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Flamenco Show Selected by the book: "1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE" the New York Times
Flamenco show
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Casa Patas
10 Calle Cañizares
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Flamenco show

Shopping

There’s more to the Mercado de las Ranas than shopping. Held on the first Saturday of the month in Barrio de las Letras, and organised by the Asociación de Comerciantes of the neighbourhood, together with the town hall, it offers crafts and gastronomic products and recitals, live music, dance shows, children’s workshops... It’s a great place to spend a Saturday morning.
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Calle de las Huertas
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There’s more to the Mercado de las Ranas than shopping. Held on the first Saturday of the month in Barrio de las Letras, and organised by the Asociación de Comerciantes of the neighbourhood, together with the town hall, it offers crafts and gastronomic products and recitals, live music, dance shows, children’s workshops... It’s a great place to spend a Saturday morning.