Top 50 Madrid

Living in a city for a long time allows you to discover its true essence, its inner soul its quirky corners and every aspect of its personality. Having left Edinburgh almost 5 years ago, I have lost touch with the city that I used to call home, I have no idea where the cool bars are, restaurants or where people spend their free time. During my 4 years in Madrid, I got to know the city like the back of my hand. After work,I would select a metro stop, hop off and wonder around different areas each day. Doing this, I discovered its hidden streets, secret parks and its unique culture. I am always asked by friends and friends of friends what they should do while on holiday in Madrid, where they should eat and what areas do I recommend they visit. So this blog post is dedicated to you guys, the ones that are going to have a fabulous time in the city that I called home for such a long time. Here are my top 50 recommendations of things to do in Madrid, things to see and places to eat whilst you pass the days by in Spain’s beautiful capital city.


1.Row the boats on Retiro

2.Explore the Matadero 


3. Eat ice cream in Rocambolesc in El Corte Ingles Gourmet Experience, Calle de Serrano

4. Climb the mounds in Parque de los 7 Tetas to experience the panoramic views of the Madrid skyline

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5. Visit the Bellas Artes roof terrace

6. Experience the bouncing atmosphere at the Tabacalera

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7. Eat the most delicious peanut power smoothie bowl in FitFood


8. Venture to the outskirts of the city of Parque El Capricho


9. Explore El Paracaididista and its floors full of amazing products. And then its colourful roof terrace

10. Head on over to Pum Pum for some avocado on toast and fantastic coffee

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11. Go for a run in Casa de Campo

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12. Relive childhood memories at Cereal Hunters Cafe


13. Explore the antique stores in La Latina

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14. Enjoy the most beautiful brunch in Ojala

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15. Take in the impressive Almudena Cathedral

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16. Discover the cities wall art

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17. Rent bikes and explore Madrid’s Rio


18. Explore the waterfalls of Soto de Real

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19. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at Lago

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20. Explore Barrio de Las Letras with its cute bars and cafes

21. Eat tapas in mercado San Lldefonso 


22. Relax in the Botanic Gardens


23. Visit Museo ABC

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24. Tuck into something delicious at Federal Cafe

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25. Experience the tropical vibes in Atocha Train Station

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26. Take the train to Cercedilla for some hiking

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27. Treat yourself to a spa session in the Euro Tower Hotel

28. Marvel at the fashion in the Museo del Traje

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29. Sip on cocktails at the ME Santa Ana Hotel 

30. Devulge on Madrid’s best huevos rotos in Alemendro 13

31. Have a day out at Parque de Attraciones

32. Get lost in the Reina Sofia

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33. Chill out in the community garden in Lavapies

34. Get green in Magasand

35. Sip on craft vodka in Macera 

36. Let your artistic side shine through in Pinta en Copas 

37. Endulge on fresh tapas in La Sifoneria

38. Take in the sunset at Temple de Debode

39. Disover the most delicious coffee in Hanso Cafe

40. Enjoy a Basque meal in Dantxari

41. Take in the views from the Casa de Campo Telefonica

42. Explore the boutiques of Calle Pez

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43. Watch the world go by in Puerta del Sol

44. Enjoy a copa on Calle Ponzano


45. Go for a run around Retiro


46. Explore the second hand shops of Lavapies

47. Experience Boa Bars Senagalese delights

48. Go and watch Atletico in the Calderon

49. Botelllon en Plaza dos de Mayo


50. Fall in love with MADRID!!!

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