Madrid is one of the European capitals where having fun is almost obligatory, and which offers an extremely wide range of options for going out. You can have a night out on any day of the week, but at the weekends the options for evening entertainment really multiply. It is possible to find all kinds of styles and atmospheres, and bar terraces are one of the most pleasant options. The terrace of the Hotel Ópera with views of the Royal Palace is a treat for the eyes.
Madrid nightlife is noted for the huge range of possibilities on offer, as a result of which people don’t usually stay in the same place, but often tend to go from bar to bar or club throughout the night. This habit instils a constantly lively atmosphere on the streets until the early hours. Night owls can continue the night until after dawn, either with a good breakfast, or continuing the party at an after hours venue.
Let yourself be carried away by the style of Madrid life and enjoy the city, by day and night.
Going shopping in Madrid is irresistible for people of all ages, thanks to the high number of shops and shopping centres which open their doors all day long.
From beautiful antiques to the latest in design, furniture, fashion from the most prestigious brands, gifts, souvenirs or select food products, the windows of the entire Community are dressed to delight the eye of passers-by.
Traditional shops or major brands, shopping centres and street markets open up a world of almost infinite possibilities in Madrid when you go shopping.
Every day Madrid welcomes thousands of visitors, and not just to enjoy its monuments, exhibitions and museums. Fun is also a very important factor for the community and can be found everywhere. There are many leisure parks with an extremely varied range of activities on offer. Distributed throughout the region, we can enjoy theme parks, amusement parks and water parks. Boost your knowledge in parks dedicated to nature or gazing at the stars, and enjoy a different side of Madrid by taking a ride on the cable railway or skiing.
The Community of Madrid boasts being one of the provinces in Spain with the most and best theme parks. They offer the perfect space to enjoy unforgettable days as a family or with friends. Leisure and entertainment in abundance Discover Madrid and all its attractions with the little ones. An attraction for everyone, a theme park for every age. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy Madrid first hand with its entire range of activities for kids.
We have provided the best selection of places of interest as well as additional and detailed information on Madrid’s best leisure parks.
Madrid’s tourist itinerary par excellence consists of three museums of international renown: the Prado Museo, the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum and the Reina Sofía National Centre of Art Museum, known as “The Triangle of Art”: they house one of the best and largest collections of paintings in the world.
The three museums have the common feature of being situated in public buildings which were subsequently adapted, after numerous changes, to the cultural purposes for which they are currently used. These buildings were part of a major city planning operation carried out under the reign of Carlos III, in which the king took it upon himself to equip the capital of his kingdom with an urban and monumental space.
The area was therefore adorned with trees, fountains, monuments and unique imposing buildings to be used for Science, a constant concern of the learned. Thanks to this, in the area of the Paseo del Arte we can enjoy monuments and historical sights, such as the fountains of Neptuno and Cibeles, the puerta de Alcalá, the Casa de América, the magnificent buildings of the Correos (post office) and Banco de España (national bank), the Retiro Park, the Monasterio de los Jerónimos monastery, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Atocha Station and the Congreso de los Diputados (parliament).
Historically, the Saint James’ Way has been the first backbone of European cultural unity. The find of the sepulcher of the first Martyr Apostle became a point of reference and convergence for Christian peoples
Conscious of the importance of having a relic like the rests of Santiago el Mayor, the Spanish monarchies actively contributed to the success of the holy route. The Way of Saint James has been inextricably related to culture, education and information. Everything that was said, told, preached, sung, sculpted or painted along the route was known to more people and places. Thanks to its influence on art and literature,Compostela, along with Jerusalem or Rome, became a place of cult for the Christian community, especially between the 11th and the 14th centuries. The Saint James’ Way, a centre of pilgrimage, became a catalyst of the Christian society.