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Best things to do in Madrid

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Plaza
“Plaza de España y Argüelles. Traditional Madrid with parks and gardens, bars, restaurants and the door to the university district. Museo del Traje is a great place to visit for its collection, temporary exhibits, architecture, gardens and restaurant. Monument dedicated to Cervantes.”
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Route
“Plaza de España is a large square, a popular tourist destination located in central Madrid at the western end of the Gran Vía. It features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and is adjacent to two of Madrid's most prominent skyscrapers. Additionally, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is only a short walk south from the plaza.”
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Movie Theatre
“Cine place with english audio. Cause the majority of the other movies has only spanish audio ; (”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Another beautiful terrace very close to home. The variety and quality of the brunch is simply delicious.”
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Lodging
“Movie theaters (cines) showing movies in original language (which usually means English). There are other theaters in the area that also show in orignal, just in case they´re sold out.”
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Bar
“Famosa marisquería de Madrid. Famous seafood restaurant in Madrid. Precio: 40-50€ pers.”
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Movie Theatre
“If you feel like watching a movie, you can find films in original version here. One of our favourites:)”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“This is our pantry :) It's a perfect convenience store that covers everything from hygiene supplies to food items to whip a delicious meal. One thing to note is if you're buying any fruits/veggies, weigh and print the ticket on the scale BEFORE you go to the register. In any case, the staff should be able to help”
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Restaurant
“One of the most tradicional chinese restaurants in Madrid. Frequented by a great number of people, chinese people mostly. Quite small but good food.”
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Night Club
“To call it "Club" it's impossible, 2000 mq of arena to dance almost every night of the week, for sure from wednesday.”
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Establishment
“Economic Restaurant and shop to buy newspaper or magazines or basic usual things, open the whole day”
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Lodging
“Right in the center of the square stands the Monument to Miguel de Cervantes, a sculpture that was made while the urbanization of the square. All cities in Spain have a place in Spain.”
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Car Rental
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Church
“Its name comes from Philip V of Spain's victory in the battle of Almansa on 25th April 1707, San Marcos Day. Work began on the church in 1749 under the architect Ventura Rodriguez. It was consecrated on 22nd April 1753 and in 1836 became an independent parish. It is considered one of Ventura Rodriguez's best works and he was buried in the church alongside his wife until the 19th century, when their remains were moved to what is often called "the chapel of the architects", the church of San Sebastián. The exterior (it is hemmed in by buildings on three sides) does not match the richness of the interior, with its large organ made from walnut and many decorative details.”
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