As summer reach it’s middle, the sun gets hotter and it’s really the best time to start your holidays. If you are the fan of hot weather, Spain is the best destination for you and its capital Madrid the hot spot to visit. As Madrid is continental country, the temperature will stay high all your holidays and besides the perfect weather you can enjoy plenty of spectacular activities here. Are you ready to hear them? Best design guides are looking forward to reveal all of them for you!
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Start morning with Churros at San Gines. Founded in 1896, this place suggest you the famous Spanish breakfast: chocolate and churros in the luxurious authentic atmosphere. Also you can stop by La Mallorquina patisserie, just a few blocks away, to get some napolitanas.
Pasadizo de San Ginés 5, 28013 Madrid
+34 91 365 6546
Museo del Prado
Opened in 1819 it‘s called the world‘s largest art gallery and holds temporary exhibitions of artworks by prestigious artists or pieces from museums around the world. But besides that you can find here permanent collections with pigs dressed as nuns or saints being breastfed by the Virgin Mary.
Paseo del Prado s/n, 28014 Madrid
+34 91 330 2800
Ateneo de Madrid
It‘s the place where art science and culture collides. Founded in 1835 this institution holds the second largest library in Spain and now is the authentic space where you can easily notice smell of old books, wood and paintings. Also, here you can attend numerous concerts, exhibitions, lectures, film series and plays.
Calle Prado 21, 28014 Madrid
+34 91 429 17 50
La Latina – tapas spot
La Latina is the district in Madrid which is full or Tapas bars. What is special about those bars? Here you can by a drink and have a snacks – so called tapas – for free. And here there are plenty of such place, it‘s said that if you‘re lucky, you can have lunch paing for just wtro or three drinks.
Plaza de La Latina and surrounding area, 28005 Madrid
El Retiro park
The green sport in the middle of the city! It’s the huge park that occupies quarter of the city contains lovely 18th century palace gardens.
Main entrance: Plaza de la Independencia s/n, 28001 Madrid
Teatro de la Zarzuela
Zarzuela is the Spanish musicial theatre genre, combining operetta and spoken parts. This is quintessential Spanish classical music, and Teatro de la Zarzuela is the place to enjoy it.
Calle Jovellanos 4, 28014 Madrid
+34 91 524 54 00
Mercado de San Miguel
An old traditional market converted into a modern gastronomic experience. Here you can tastes samples of food you want to buy for a small price or even for free.
Plaza de San Miguel s/n, 28005 Madrid
+34 915 42 49 36
Microteatro por Dinero
Microteatro is an alternative theatre with unique experience, because public and actors can interact during the play.
Calle Loreto y Chicote 9, 28004 Madrid
+34 91 521 88 74
This 2200-year-old-Egyptian temple dedicated to Amon and Isis and it is a gift for Spain in 1968. This is the perfect place for the picture, as in the evening the beautiful sunsets behind illuminated temple reflects in the water.
Jardines del Templo de Debod, Calle Ferraz 1, 28008 Madrid
The perfect spot for dinner as here you can find not only Spanish cuisine, but as well Chinese, Moroccan, Thai, Indian, Senegalese, Greek or a Cuban delicatessen all serving great food for little money.
Plaza de Lavapiés and surrounding area, 28012 Madrid
So here are seriously a lot to do! Just be prepare for the greatest cultural and the tastiest experience while your stay in Madrid.