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Paseo del Arte skip-the-line pass for Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Reina Sofía Museum and Prado Museum
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Paseo del Arte skip-the-line pass for Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Reina Sofía Museum and Prado Museum

Get access to the Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, and the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid with just one ticket. Book now!

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Day tour to Toledo from Madrid by luxury bus with guided visit and panoramic tour
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Day tour to Toledo from Madrid by luxury bus with guided visit and panoramic tour

Book your full-day trip to Toledo UNESCO World Heritage Site not. Discover the historic centre of Toledo on this full-day tour from Madrid.

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Madrid tapas walking  tour
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Madrid tapas walking tour

Discover the Spanish culinary culture in Madrid booking this 4-hour walking tour

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Warner Park Madrid skip-the-line tickets
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Warner Park Madrid skip-the-line tickets

Book your skip-the-line tickets to Warner Park, one of the leading theme and water parks in Europe. Journey out of Madrid for an awesome day of fun.

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Parque de Atracciones de Madrid skip-the-line-tickets
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Parque de Atracciones de Madrid skip-the-line-tickets

Discover the Parque de Atracciones de Madid, the largest urban park in Spain. Save time with your skip-the-line tickets. The most modern area of the park called Nickelodeonland is focused on families and children up to the age of 10.

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Madrid Royal Palace Segway™ tour
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Madrid Royal Palace Segway™ tour

Book this Madrid Royal Palace Segway™ tour and enjoy a fun way to learn about Madrid.

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Madrid Casa de Campo Segway™ tour
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Madrid Casa de Campo Segway™ tour

Book this Madrid Casa de Campo Segway™ tour and experience the perfect balance between Madrid's natural and cultural atmosphere.

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Hidden and historical gems of Madrid exploration game and tour
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Hidden and historical gems of Madrid exploration game and tour

Go on a fun Madrid walking tour where you will follow clues to discover amazing places and local stories using your smartphone.

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Madrid mosaic e-bike tour
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Madrid mosaic e-bike tour

Discover Madrid and taste some tapas booking this full-day e-bike tour

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Gymkhana bike tour at the Retiro Park of Madrid
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Gymkhana bike tour at the Retiro Park of Madrid

Learn all about the history of the Retiro Park in a very funny way booking this bike tour

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Private afternoon Segcitytour of Madrid
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Private afternoon Segcitytour of Madrid

Enjoy a self-balancing scootertour of the main sightseeing attractions of Madrid with an expert guide of the city. You can also choose to walk around the Retiro with the guide.

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Madrid daily bike tour
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Madrid daily bike tour

Explore Madrid in a short time but in a relaxed way. Book now a bike tour and discover the must-see places of the city as well as the hidden corners away from the typical touristic paths!

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Things to do in Madrid

Top 6 things to do in Madrid Get caught up in the boundless energy of this magnetic city. Its nightlife is the stuff of legends while its gastronomy is off the charts. Thanks to centuries of art-loving Spanish royals, it also houses several world-class museums with impeccable collections. And while it may not have Barcelona’s famed modernist attractions, it makes up for it with eye-catching architecture that runs the gamut from gracious Belle Époque buildings to Mudéjar Revival churches and medieval mansions. So where to begin when there’s so much on offer? We make it easier with a list of our top picks. From admiring home-grown talents Goya and Velázquez at the Prado to feasting on fantastic tapas, we show you the city’s best. 1. Museo del Prado Delve into the works of some of Spain’s greatest artists in this world-class museum. Goya, Velázquez and El Greco are all generously represented and offer a window into the country’s past. The museum also has an impressive collection of Flemish, Dutch and Italian art, acquired during the Spanish Empire. 2. Reina Sofía Museum Not just home to Picasso’s famed Guernica, this museum also has an outstanding collection of contemporary art. Along with its many Picassos, you can marvel at a mind-bending Salvador Dalí or boldly coloured Joan Miró. It’s also an opportunity to discover some fantastic lesser-known Spanish artists. 3. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum This extraordinary museum has impressive works from almost every movement of Western art, from 13th-century Italian Gothic to 20th-century pop art. The personal collection of Swiss industrialist Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and his father, you’ll be dazzled by the fantastic breadth of art on show. 4. Royal Palace of Madrid On the former site of a Moor fortress dating back to the 9th century, Felipe V, the first Bourbon King, decided to build a palace more magnificent than all its European counterparts. While he died before his vision was complete, the palace is still an immense and opulent masterpiece, well worth a visit. 5. Tapas It would be almost a sin to leave without trying the small dishes for which the country is famed: Spanish tapas. Treat yourself to these bite-sized morsels at any number of bustling bars and markets such as the Mercado de San Miguel. You’ll quickly become addicted to the jamón, tortilla and patatas bravas. 6. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Football fanatics will want to visit this temple to their beloved sport, home also to Real Madrid. A tour lets you glimpse the stadium’s inner working, from the dressing rooms to the player’s tunnel and even the pitch. A game, instead, gives you the thrill of seeing it come alive with 80,000 screaming fans. Planning your Madrid visit When to go? Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit. The days are still lovely and long and the weather is mild; ideal conditions for strolling around town. Summer instead the city is flooded by tourists and the heat can be scorching hot. Many locals also leave for a few weeks to go on vacation so some small local shops and cafes will be closed. Come winter (excluding the Christmas and New Year period) and the city gets quiet, which may be perfect for those wanting to avoid the crowds. It can get cold, but the temperatures rarely dip below freezing. Meanwhile ticket prices and accommodations will be at the lowest, which for some more than make up for a bit of cold. How many days should you spend? Three days will be enough to scratch the surface and get a general feel for the city. If you have the time, five days or more will give you the opportunity to delve deeper and get into the swing of the Madrileño way of life (i.e. late meals, siesta, and of course fiesta!). You’ll be able to wander through Madrid’s charming neighbourhoods, go out till all hours enjoying the famed nightlife, sample any number of local delicacies and even fit in a day trip to Toledo, Segovia or Ávila. How to get there? The Madrid–Barajas Airport (officially the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport) is the city’s international airport. It also happens to be the country’s busiest and most impressive. From here it’s an easy train ride to the centre. Trains leave every 5 minutes from 6.05am to 1.30am; tickets costs €5. Otherwise, you can also take the 24-hour express bus service (€5) or a taxi for a fixed price of €30. How to move around the city? Madrid has an extensive and easy-to-use public transport system. Tickets cost €1.50 for a single trip; a 10-trip costs €12.20 and is a good deal for a short stay. The metro is the most convenient way to get around and runs from 6.05am to 1.30am. The bus also comes in handy, but with over 200 routes it’s a tad more complicated for first-time users; it runs from 6.30am to 11.30pm. Taxis are relatively easy to find and comparatively cheaper than those in other European capitals. Biking is also an option with several bike-share services and a decent number of central bike lanes. Otherwise, you can walk to most places in central Madrid as it’s fairly compact, although hillier than it seems! Where to shop? This bustling city has no shortage of excellent shopping options that go from luxury to the locally designed. Gran Via is the place for big commercial brands, such as H&M and Zara; it’s also home to the gorgeous outpost of iconic Spanish brand Loewe. Instead, high-flyers will want to head to Calle Serrano, in the expensive Salamanca neighbourhood. Here you’ll find high fashion brands, such as Louis Vuitton or Manolo Blahnik, in the most elegant surrounds. Those looking for something more alternative should head to Calle Fuencarral in the hip Malasaña. It has an unusual mix of high end, street, emerging and vintage fashion. And don’t forget to make a stop at El Rastro, the city’s lively open-air market.
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