Madrid is definitely one of those cities with "mucha marcha" (loosely translated as "lively spirit" and meaning in this sense having lots to do).
Are you hoping to see
Real Madrid in their famous Santiago Bernabeu stadium? Or one of the other
Madrid football teams?
(And if you're going to Barcelona, don't miss the opportunity to buy
FC Barcelona tickets!)
Maybe you'd like to experience some live
best flamenco restaurant? Perhaps you've come to see Spain's National Fiesta, the
bullfight in which case you could do worse
than to check out Madrid's famous
San Isidro festival.
Madrid has so much to offer locals and tourist alike. Take an
open-top bus tour or
walking tour around the city, or visit one of the many first-class
museums such as the Prado Museum,
Thyssen Museum, or the
Sofia. Or why not do all of this together and save money at the same
Madrid Card includes entrance to all museums, the open-top bus tour
and many other activities besides!
Maybe you'd prefer to visit one of the capital's stunning
monuments or simply take a stroll in one of its beautiful
parks. And afterwards, why not sit down and enjoy some mouth-watering
Spanish food in one of the marvellous
Madrid restaurants? Or participate in one of our Spanish Wine Tasting Classes, to experience and enjoy some of Spain's top-quality wines with expert guidance from a professional wine educator?
The city's nightlife is world famous, so if you are are prepared to really enjoy Madrid almost 24 hours a day, read our
information about bars,
pubs and discotheques, or maybe you would like to go on one of our
Nightlife Tours. Of course many famous bands play the city. You can check out
Madrid's major upcoming concerts here.
If you or a friend are getting married, check out our
Stag Activities and
Hen Activities! And if you or a friend are gay, check out our guide to
How about a once in a lifetime experience? Then check out our
Madrid Hot-Air Balloon flights!
And if you've brought the kids with you, check out the suggestions in our
Madrid with Children section.
Still stuck for ideas? Then we'll make it easy for you with our Top 10 Madrid Sights & Activities page, with the best things to do, attractions, museums and hotels.
All the best information and suggestions for what to do in Madrid can be found using the links in the text above, or in the menu list on the left.