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Madrid’s leisure, gastronomy and culture offer is so impressive that it is not difficult to understand why the community received about 12 million tourists in 2017.
Madrid is the perfect plan for lovers of art, tapas, heritage or nature, but also for those who enjoy a good musical show, a shopping marathon, an afternoon of games in a theme park or an unforgettable night party.
Madrid is the city of a thousand faces with proposals for all tastes and ages. In this post we will reveal 4 of them. Start our compilation with 4 plans for you to squeeze Madrid to the fullest.
4 plans for you to squeeze Madrid to the max during your stay
To enjoy everything that Madrid has for you, you would need many days ahead. However, if your visit to Madrid is going to be short here you have some of the plans that you cannot miss in the city.
#1 Spoonfuls of Madrid
We start with a perfect plan for those who love gastronomy. It is well known that Spanish cuisine is one of the best in the world. Therefore, in Madrid you will find a culinary offer capable of delighting the most demanding.
You can find up to 23 restaurants awarded with Michelin Stars throughout the entire Madrid community. Among the most outstanding of the city are Dabiz Muñoz’s restaurant DiverXO, Sandoval’s brothers’ Coque or Ramón Freixa, for the most classic gastronomy lovers.
If you follow a more outdoor and traditional lifestyle, the pubs and bars of Madrid are your place. Inside these, you can taste from a delicious dish of tripe to fried eggs that will take your breath away, including Madrid’s typical squid sandwich.
#2 Art that charms the senses, another plan for you to squeeze Madrid
To enjoy art in Madrid you just have to walk through its streets. During your walk you will be able to appreciate countless samples of heritage and art, ranging from the urban architecture itself to the beautiful monuments in squares and gardens. As an example of the first, the romantic quarters of “Las Letras” or the street that never sleeps: Gran Vía.
If you decide to visit a museum you can choose amongst the valuable treasures housed by galleries such as the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia National Museum or the Prado Museum.
The latter is close to celebrating its 200 years of history. To commemorate the bicentennial of “El Prado”, the museum has organized a complete program of activities and events ranging from film and poetry to opera and zarzuela.
Another option within your reach to enjoy the culture of Madrid is to visit four of its most important Sites declared World Heritage, such as the Monastery and site of El Escorial, the city of Alcalá de Henares, the Cultural Landscape of Aranjuez, or the unique forest of the Hayedo de Montejo.
#3 Adventure and sport without leaving the community
Do you remember that we have quoted the Hayedo de Montejo? If you like nature and enjoying a pleasant walk breathing fresh air you cannot miss this beech forest that spreads out over 250 hectares.
Hiking is another of those plans for you to take advantage of Madrid that you should write down in your agenda if you like practising sport and healthy lifestyle. Among the most beautiful routes are the “Falls of the Purgatory”, the Barranca Valley or the Finnish Forest of Rascafría that will take you to the idyllic Scandinavian landscapes.
Do you prefer watching than practising? No problem! Make a visit to one of the great football stadiums of the capital such as the Santiago Bernabéu or the Vicente Calderón.
#4 Alternative leisure: Escape Room, one of the best plans for you to squeeze Madrid
Surely by now you’ve heard of Escape Rooms, a form of fun that has gained thousands of followers in recent years. In case you do not know, we will tell you that it is a game that consists of locking up a group of players in a room with the goal of getting out of it by solving the enigmas and puzzles that are brought out.
Escape Rooms have revolutionized the leisure sector and, already a few years ago, the arrived to Madrid to stay. If you want to try this alternative way of leisure, we recommend the Casa de Papel Escape Room located at the Wizink Center (Calle Jorge Juan, 99) or The X Door, located on the Gran Vía.
Maybe you prefer not to bet on these new forms of leisure and rather opt for a good musical. In the very heart of the city you will find an interesting offer of performances such as the famous musical The Lion King at the Lope de Vega Theater, Billy Elliot at Alcalá Theatre, or one of the latest releases: Anastasia at the Coliseum Theatre.
You can finish your plan to max out Madrid by spending the night in our boutique hotel Vitium Urban Suites located in Gran Vía. Do not wait any longer and check our accommodations offers.