Guidebook for Madrid

Shannon + Chris
Shannon + Chris
Meðlimur síðan 2014
Shannon + Chris

Guidebook for Madrid

Food Scene
We love this place! Great pintxos and beer (cañas), awesome atmosphere, and it's serve yourself so quick service! :)
Orio Madrid Fuencarral
49 Calle Fuencarral
We love this place! Great pintxos and beer (cañas), awesome atmosphere, and it's serve yourself so quick service! :)
Great, great brunch. American style (or close to it). Only thing is they're not tailored for the early riser -- open very late.
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Carmencita Bar
51 Calle de San Vicente Ferrer
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Great, great brunch. American style (or close to it). Only thing is they're not tailored for the early riser -- open very late.
Great seafood. Great patio, and the best, most attentive service in Madrid that we've seen. It's definitely a "go-to"
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Cabreira, Restaurante
2 Calle de Ruiz
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Great seafood. Great patio, and the best, most attentive service in Madrid that we've seen. It's definitely a "go-to"
At 10 min walk from the flat, this is a great place to sample a wide variety of Spanish food. Maybe best described as a posh farmers market, the ambiance and food are great and are sure to please.
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Mercado De San Miguel
s/n Plaza de San Miguel
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At 10 min walk from the flat, this is a great place to sample a wide variety of Spanish food. Maybe best described as a posh farmers market, the ambiance and food are great and are sure to please.
This metro stop, 10 min walk from the flat, has several restaurants that all have tons of terrace seating, making for a fun atmosphere to stop and have some tapas and cañas (beers).
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Alonso Martínez
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This metro stop, 10 min walk from the flat, has several restaurants that all have tons of terrace seating, making for a fun atmosphere to stop and have some tapas and cañas (beers).
Beautiful plaza that is both fun to walk to (surrounded by lively streets) and full of terrace seating from all the restaurants.
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Plaza de Santa Ana
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Beautiful plaza that is both fun to walk to (surrounded by lively streets) and full of terrace seating from all the restaurants.
With maybe the highest concentration of tapas bars in the city, La Latina is a great place to spend a Sunday drinking and eating.
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Barrio de La Latina
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With maybe the highest concentration of tapas bars in the city, La Latina is a great place to spend a Sunday drinking and eating.
Great sit down restaurant with a fantastic menu and surprisingly low prices, right next to the apt.
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Public
11 C. del Desengaño
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Great sit down restaurant with a fantastic menu and surprisingly low prices, right next to the apt.
Everything Else
Gymage is a gym right next door to the place. On the rooftop there's a nice trendy terrace that's good for a cocktail.
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GYMAGE Lounge Resort
2 Calle de la Luna
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Gymage is a gym right next door to the place. On the rooftop there's a nice trendy terrace that's good for a cocktail.
Where you catch most trains coming into and out of Madrid, including the famous bullet train called the Ave. Can take the metro directly from Gran Via or Tribunal (light blue line).
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Madrid - Atocha Cercanias
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Where you catch most trains coming into and out of Madrid, including the famous bullet train called the Ave. Can take the metro directly from Gran Via or Tribunal (light blue line).
The 2nd rail hub after Atocha, Chamartín is where many of the north-bound trains depart. You can get here from Tribunal (either blue line, north)
Chamartín
The 2nd rail hub after Atocha, Chamartín is where many of the north-bound trains depart. You can get here from Tribunal (either blue line, north)
Another key metro connection, which also happens to be in a very fun neighborhood.
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Tribunal
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Another key metro connection, which also happens to be in a very fun neighborhood.
Sightseeing
Quality Bikes for €10-12/hour. Ride up and down the Rio and off-road trails in Casa de Campo.
My Bike River
26 Calle de Aniceto Marinas
Quality Bikes for €10-12/hour. Ride up and down the Rio and off-road trails in Casa de Campo.
Main metro stop, only two blocks south of the flat.
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Callao
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Main metro stop, only two blocks south of the flat.
The central hub of Madrid, sol is a huge plaza full of tourists and energy. Also home to the "km zero", said to be the center of the country.
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Sol
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The central hub of Madrid, sol is a huge plaza full of tourists and energy. Also home to the "km zero", said to be the center of the country.
This is a gondola that goes from Casa del Campo back up to Madrid. It is a fun time to run or walk there from the flat (20 min or 60 min, respectively) and then take the tram back to Madrid.
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Teleferico de Madrid - Country House Station
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This is a gondola that goes from Casa del Campo back up to Madrid. It is a fun time to run or walk there from the flat (20 min or 60 min, respectively) and then take the tram back to Madrid.
A nice area to stroll around. Particularly recommended on the way back from the teleferica / gondola!
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Temple of Debod
1 Calle Ferraz
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A nice area to stroll around. Particularly recommended on the way back from the teleferica / gondola!
You can take the metro directly to Lago from Tribunal or Plaza España (blue line south). Here you will find a lake where you can rent a boat or enjoy a drink at one of the many restaurant terraces.
Lago
You can take the metro directly to Lago from Tribunal or Plaza España (blue line south). Here you will find a lake where you can rent a boat or enjoy a drink at one of the many restaurant terraces.
Yes, this is a beautiful famous bridge, but it is surrounded by the more beautiful river park, a playground for kids and adults alike. Rent a bike and explore, we beg you -- this is a must in Madrid!
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Puerta de Toledo
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Yes, this is a beautiful famous bridge, but it is surrounded by the more beautiful river park, a playground for kids and adults alike. Rent a bike and explore, we beg you -- this is a must in Madrid!
This is a gorgeous conical footbridge spanning the Rio Manzanares.
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Arganzuela
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This is a gorgeous conical footbridge spanning the Rio Manzanares.
Real Madrid´s famous football/soccer stadium. They do guided tours if you´re interested.
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Santiago Bernabeu
1 Av. de Concha Espina
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Real Madrid´s famous football/soccer stadium. They do guided tours if you´re interested.
The famous Retiro park. Come in the late afternoon and wander around. You can rent a boat and paddle around in the lake, or sit and take a coffee at one of the many cafes.
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El Retiro Park
7 Plaza de la Independencia
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The famous Retiro park. Come in the late afternoon and wander around. You can rent a boat and paddle around in the lake, or sit and take a coffee at one of the many cafes.
Personally my favorite building, this is a famous Madrid landmark and the location where Real Madrid supporters flock to everytime their team wins a big game.
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Restaurante Palacio de Cibeles
1 Plaza de Cibeles
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Personally my favorite building, this is a famous Madrid landmark and the location where Real Madrid supporters flock to everytime their team wins a big game.
An enormous market that happens every Sunday, ending at 3pm. You can buy anything here and is very recommended if you are here in Madrid on Sunday.
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Plaza de Cascorro
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An enormous market that happens every Sunday, ending at 3pm. You can buy anything here and is very recommended if you are here in Madrid on Sunday.
Very famous plaza -- a Madrid must do. This is also where the executions would happen during the Spanish Inquisition -- interesting to keep in mind while watching the tourists and street performers.
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Plaza Mayor
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Very famous plaza -- a Madrid must do. This is also where the executions would happen during the Spanish Inquisition -- interesting to keep in mind while watching the tourists and street performers.
Royal Palace, this beautiful building gives tours of the ornate interior for 10€. Recommended!
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Royal Palace of Madrid
s/n Calle de Bailén
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Royal Palace, this beautiful building gives tours of the ornate interior for 10€. Recommended!
Another famous Madrid landmark that is often seen in postcards.
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Puerta de Alcalá
1 Plaza de la Independencia
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Another famous Madrid landmark that is often seen in postcards.
The central tower and statues are dedicated to Cervantes and his famous Don Quixote characters.
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Plaza España
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The central tower and statues are dedicated to Cervantes and his famous Don Quixote characters.
Arts & Culture
Best Flamenco and dinner I've had in Madrid.
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Tablao Flamenco Villa Rosa
15 Plaza de Sta. Ana
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Best Flamenco and dinner I've had in Madrid.
The famous Prado museum.
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Museo Nacional del Prado
s/n Paseo del Prado
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The famous Prado museum.
Another world-class museum.
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CaixaForum Madrid
36 Paseo del Prado
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Another world-class museum.
Another world class museum.
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
8 Paseo del Prado
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Another world class museum.
Another world class art museum. Picasso´s famous La Guernica is on display here.
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Arzábal - Museo Reina Sofía
52 C. de Sta. Isabel
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Another world class art museum. Picasso´s famous La Guernica is on display here.
We´ve not been here, but it´s Madrid´s zoo.
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Madrid Zoo Aquarium
s/n Casa de Campo
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We´ve not been here, but it´s Madrid´s zoo.
We´ve not been here, but it´s Madrid´s theme park with roller coasters and the like.
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Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
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We´ve not been here, but it´s Madrid´s theme park with roller coasters and the like.
A unique gallery / museum that is constantly changing, the Matadero is generally free and is a great turn-around point for a day spent cruising the river.
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Matadero Madrid
10 Paseo de la Chopera
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A unique gallery / museum that is constantly changing, the Matadero is generally free and is a great turn-around point for a day spent cruising the river.
Movie theaters (cines) showing movies in original language (which usually means English). There are other theaters in the area that also show in orignal, just in case they´re sold out.
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Cines Renoir Princesa
3 Calle de la Princesa
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Movie theaters (cines) showing movies in original language (which usually means English). There are other theaters in the area that also show in orignal, just in case they´re sold out.
Shopping
Anything and everything you need is right under one roof. Supermarket, clothing, restaurants, gifts, post office...
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El Corte Inglés Princesa, 47 - Ocio
47 Calle de la Princesa
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Anything and everything you need is right under one roof. Supermarket, clothing, restaurants, gifts, post office...
Drinks & Nightlife
For 3€ you can get up to the roof-top terrace bar and enjoy some pretty stunning views of Madrid.
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Círculo de Bellas Artes
42 Calle de Alcalá
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For 3€ you can get up to the roof-top terrace bar and enjoy some pretty stunning views of Madrid.
The center hub of Malsaña, surrounded by hipsters, restaurants, street vendors selling 1 € beer cans, and limitless energy. Just up the street 3 min from the apt.
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Plaza de San Ildefonso
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The center hub of Malsaña, surrounded by hipsters, restaurants, street vendors selling 1 € beer cans, and limitless energy. Just up the street 3 min from the apt.
Nice restaurant and drinks. In a fun area as well.
Vincci Soho Hotel
18 Calle del Prado
Nice restaurant and drinks. In a fun area as well.