25 Things to do in Madrid, Spain | Top Attractions Travel Guide

We were beyond excited to come and visit Madrid, after all this is a city renowned for its arts, cuisine, and nightlife. With 10 days to spare, we decided to hit up some of the best sights and attractions and film a guide highlighting “25 things to do in Madrid”. In this video you can expect everything from lively markets and world renowned museums, to beautiful gardens and Spanish dishes.

Now let’s find out what the Spanish capital is all about!

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25 Things to do in Madrid (Complete List):

1) Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid – Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
2) Palacio Real de Madrid – Royal Palace of Madrid
3) Changing of the Guard at Madrid’s Palacio Real
4) Jardines de Sabatini – The Sabatini Gardens
5) Teleférico de Madrid – Madrid’s Cable Car
6) Rosaleda del parque del Oeste – Rosaleda Garden
7) Gazpacho – Cold Spanish tomato soup
8) Museo del Prado (Museo Nacional del Prado) – Prado Museum
9) El Retiro (Parque del Buen Retiro) – The Buen Retiro Park
10) Palacio de Cristal – Crystal Palace
11) Palacio de Velázquez (Palacio de Exposiciones) – Velázquez Palace
12) Feria de libros cuesta de moyano – book fair
13) Paella – Spain’s national dish (a Valencian rice dish)
14) Templo de Debod – Temple of Debod Egyptian Temple
15) Estadio Santiago Bernabéu – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (Home of Real Madrid Club de Fútbol – Real Madrid C.F.)
16) Enjoying Madrid’s nightlife
17) Mercado de San Miguel – Market of San Miguel
18) Plaza Mayor de Madrid – Plaza Mayor of Madrid
19) Churros – Eating a Spanish Dougnut (Spanish fried-dough pastry)
20) Puerta del Sol – Gate of the Sun
21) Santa María la Real de La Almudena – Almudena Cathedral
22) Plaza de Oriente – Orient Plaza
23) Tortilla Española (Tortilla de patatas) – Spanish Omelette
24) Museo Reina Sofía (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) – Queen Sofía Museum
25) Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza – Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

When it comes to Spanish culture you won’t find a city in Spain that has more to offer than the capital city of Madrid. Spanish cuisine, world class architecture, dining, entertainment, festivals and arts are all on display in Madrid. We hope our travel guide is a nice supplement to the information you might fight at the tourism office. Now go out and have fun exploring as you visit Madrid!

25 Things to do in Madrid, Spain | Top Attractions Travel Guide Travel Video Transcript:

Hola y bienvenidos a Madrid. This week we are in the Spanish capital and we are going to show you twenty five of the best things to do in the city.

Final thoughts on your time in Madrid. Well, I really enjoyed the city. And I really found that it is super walk-able. We were here for 10 days and we hardly had to take the metro at all. We just took the bus once when we were visiting the stadium but the rest of the time we were able to walk wherever we needed to go. And also I think it is a great city for art lovers. There are so many galleries and museums to check out. And a lot of them are free in the evening. So keep that in mind.

And now it is your turn. What did you think of Madrid? You know what? I absolutely loved Madrid. It is a city that just really clicked with me. We have a lot of friends that are living here long term and prior to coming here I had no idea like why would someone want to come to Madrid? Now I totally get it. I love the culture, I love the food, I love the nightlife. Everything is really cheap. I go to the grocery store and I can get a one liter thing of wine for just over a Euro. It is just a really affordable fun city to be in. And it is somewhere I hope I have a chance to come back to again soon.

And that is a wrap of our time in Madrid! We had a splendid time and were truly sad to say goodbye to the city, but that just means we’ll have to come back again. If you have any travel tips for Madrid, feel free to share those in the comments below.

This is part of our Travel in Spain series. We’re making a series of videos showcasing Spanish culture, Spanish arts, Spanish foods, Spanish religion, Spanish cuisine and Spanish people.

All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).

Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network

Comments

Frances Marriott says:

There’s also loads to see in day trips from Madrid. Toledo, Segovia, Valley of the Fallen and Avila. All really interesting.

Brooke Mosher says:

Yeah we did a whole or project in this

romansUK says:

Still haven’t got any decent T-shirts? :-).

Brooke Mosher says:

didnt come on here to watch you eat churros

Marty Marty says:

well done and very informative. Best nightlife anywhere. Full of culture.

Ims says:

good video! but no one eats tortilla for breakfast in Spain!!

Kevin Velásquez says:

Me encantaría visitar Madrid.

Maria Gittoes says:

Hi Sam & Audrey
You’ve made a great video. Lots of info without overload. Can you tell me where you were located during your stay? I’m having difficulty making a decision.
Cheers, Maria.

Alina Lisnevska says:

Great video, thank you for all the info! I have just one question: Where did you get that delicious paella?

Spain on a Fork says:

Great video, you cover a lot of the great places to visit

Abby Leon says:

Hoes the weather in Spain in April?.

Martin Kent says:

Lovely, stunning, freewheeling capital city. Did you know, that most of the parents in Madrid ignore traffic laws with their children and that many of these white-knuckle parents, are civil servants? Youth in Spain deserve law-abiding, ethical and conscientious civil servants, their future actually depends upon it. Let’s double traffic fines in capital cities and watch long overdue, law-abiding streets and adults appear, in Madrid. The World Health Organization, Road Safety Office, feels that law-abiding streets and highways are long overdue, in Spain. What do you think?

ajaxm13 says:

The hot chocolate is thick because it is mostly just melted chocolate, very little milk or liquid added.

SHARP says:

Waarte, ihr seid Deutsche??

Rodolfo Tenorio says:

great information. Thank you.Will be useful in a couple of months when I visit Lisbon and Madrid.

Lee and Mel says:

Keep these coming!

Alex Sainz says:

I’m from Madrid, if Madrid is famous for something is for its nightlife. If you guys want to meet young people you should definitely come to Moncloa-Argüelles (University area), Plaza de alonso, huertas, malasaña, La latina have a lot pubs, barbs, clubs, restaurants. La Castellana, Chamberí, Goya Recoletos, Salamanca are our fancy areas…chueca is the gay neighborhood, lot of bars, and clubs..it’s a really fun area. Lavapiés is considered the most dangerous area, it’s also the most multicultural area in Madrid…I’m glad you liked my hometown, welcome, come back anytime!!

Martin Kent says:

Belle, superbe, en roue libre ville capital. A Madrid, un grand nombre de parents ignorent les regles sur la circulation lorsque leurs enfants sont avec eux, et bon nombre de ces parents sont des fonctionnaires? En Spain, les jeunes meritent d’etre entoures de fonctionnaires responsables, consciencieux et respectueux des lois; leur averir en depend. Si nous doublons les amendes routieres dans les capitales, nous verrons apparaitre des rues et des adultes rspectueux de la loi, ce qu’on attend depuis longtemps a Madrid. L’Organization Mondiale de la Sante, Bureau de Securite Routiere, esttime que le respect des regles sur la circulation est souhaitable depuis longtemps en Spain. Que pensez-vous?

TheNibor9 says:

Hi!! We’re going to Madrid for 2 days next month on our way to the Canary Islands (ever thought about going there?) and I appreciate your video! A couple times you mentioned drinking something that sounded like “tintadeviano”? What is that? Also, I’m hoping to pick up authentic castanets for music class (I work in a school.) Can you think of any markets there I could explore and search for Spanish trinkets like that?
Thank you! Happy travels!

Clement Ng says:

Which sights require paid admission vs free or donation?

Brooke Mosher says:

only watched this cuz my teacher made the class

Andalucía Viajes says:

Muy interesante el vídeo y lo haces muy bien 🙂 Gracias y besitos desde Andalucía.

Jorge Garcia-Arcicollar says:

Such a great video! I live in Madrid and i feel so good seeing that you enjoyed visiting and tasting Madrid and i really like knowing your experiences in my city. You are always welcome to Spain

Roxy W says:

Boycott Spain until they ban bullfighting. Torturing a majestic and innocent animal is neither art nor culture.

ecuadordean says:

Audrey, what is that thing embedded in you nose? Do you think that makes you look more sexy? Actually it makes you look stupid for piercing you nose……….

kenneth ramirez says:

Samuel and Audrey – first time going to Spain. I’ll be there for 2 weeks on August 6, 2017. First time to Europe. What hotel do you recommend I get for the 2 weeks? Or any great airbnb location. Thank you.

ConnollyCove says:

Informaitive video!!!…Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

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