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City Guide

A guide to the best attractions, practical information and things to do in Madrid

Free things to do

Free things to do

Find out how to visit Madrid's museums, monuments, parks, clubs and more without spending a cent

Best restaurants

Best restaurants

A dozen of the best Madrid restaurants with creative cuisine prepared by the city's top chefs

Top attractions

Top attractions

Monuments, museums and parks are among the top Madrid attractions you've got to see

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Tourts & Attractions

Madrid Card

Madrid Card

Discover the rich history and culture of Madrid with your Madrid Card. Gain entry to over 50 museums, partake in a "Discover Madrid" walking tour or visit the...

Top attractions

Palacio Real

Palacio Real

Commissioned by Philip V after the earlier Alcázar was lost to a fire in 1734, the Royal Palace is rarely used by the royal family, and many of its...

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

This famous square is in the heart of the city's historic district, built on the site of the old Plaza del Arrabal, which was home to the most popular market...

Gran VĂ­a

Gran VĂ­a

The city's main tourist and shopping artery is 1.3 kilometres long, and starts in Calle Alcalá and ends at Plaza de España. Along its more than...

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Madrid with kids

Parque de Atracciones

Parque de Atracciones

With over 30 attractions for both children and adults, the city's amusement park is one of the most popular weekend destinations for both locals and tourists....

Zoo Aquarium

Zoo Aquarium

The zoo and aquarium are located just a few metres from the amusement park in the Casa de Campo. You’ll see very few bars or wires here; instead the...

Parque Warner

Parque Warner

This theme park on the outskirts of Madrid is where you can find all the Looney Tunes characters romping around posing for photos and signing autographs. Built...

Faunia

Faunia

In this large natural area, animals, including peacocks, run around loose over most of its 14 acres. With 4 ecosystems and 13 thematic areas adapted to each...

Top hotels

Urban G.L.

Urban G.L.

This five-star boutique hotel is noteworthy for its distinct Art Deco style set in a modern avant-garde building. With 96 designer rooms and suites, the Urban...