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SEPTEMBER 2020: Our annual DO List is the place to come to find out all the latest, greatest things to do in Madrid, which continues to brim with (re-)openings and cultural happenings despite the current conditions. In this latest update we have included family plans, such as the Museum of Illusions, where nothing is what it seems. We’ve added new restaurants, including Dani by Four Seasons and Bel Mondo, where it’s almost impossible to book a table. And we dare to try the most provocative sweets in the city. Many venues have reopened with new safety measures in place, including limiting how many visitors can attend at a time. You’ll likely need to make an advance booking, wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you have any questions ahead of a visit, we encourage you to call ahead to get the most up-to-date information.
Madrid is a welcoming, vivacious, hard-partying city – so a fantastic holiday choice. Madrileños, or those of us who call the city our home, love going out in the evening for a few beers, but we also get a thrill from going to the theatre, and we try to never miss an art exhibition (or, when we’re on a budget, any of these brilliant free things to do). It’s true that sometimes the sheer amount the city has to offer can get a bit overwhelming, so that’s why we’re here to lend you a hand. Whether you live in the city or you’re just passing through, this list will help you discover the absolute best things to do in Madrid right now. You’ll find the restaurants that drive us wild, hidden gems that are totally worth tracking down and cultural goings-on for all budgets. Dig in!
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