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NOVEMBER 2019: Our annual DO List is the place to come to find out all the latest, greatest things to do in Madrid. This time around, the Prado Museum is back up to number one, because it’s the most important art museum in all of Spain, and it’d be silly to feature it anywhere else, to be quite honest. New additions this year include kids’ cultural centre the Espacio Abierto in Quinta de los Molinos park, and immersive theatre Tacones Manoli, which opened this autumn in the city centre. We’ve also added new restaurants Gofio and 99 KO Sushi Bar, both awarded a Michelin star this month, as well as a cocktail bar, the fab Salmón Gurú. We’ve also brought back a Madrid classic, Toni2, which has seen us at our worst and for some reason still loves us.
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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