To Do/See in Madrid

YEAR ROUND

Recreation
Bowling
Bullfight
Ice Skating
Parque Europa

Outdoors
Botanical Gardens
Parque de Berlín
Parque El Capricho
Parque Europa
Parque Juan Carlos I
Parque Quinte de los Molinos
El Rastro
Templo de Debod
Teleférico

Food
Bar Los Amigos - Bar with generous tapas
Happy Day - American bakery
La Blanca Paloma - Bar with generous tapas
Restaurante Kintaro - Japanese restaurant; food on conveyor belt
Rincón de Jaen - Andalucían tapas bar and restaurant

Museums
ONCE museo tiflológico
Matadero Madrid (cultural center - indoors and outdoors)
Museo ABC
Museo Sorolla
Museo del aire

Day Trips
Aranjuez
Buitrago del Lozoya
Chinchón
El Escorial
Salamanca
Segovia
Sepúlveda
Toledo

SEASONAL EVENTS

Spring



Winter
Parade of the 3 Kings
Madrid Fusión
Real Madrid basketball game


To find more activities to do in Madrid, check out Cheap in Madrid and Naked Madrid!

6 comments:

  1. How is tennis there ? Courts cheap ? A monthly membership fee possible or paying every time you play ? Indoor courts for winter ?

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    1. Hi there! I never played tennis in Madrid, but you certainly can!

      It looks like these are some good options: http://rgnn.org/2015/06/10/donde-jugar-al-tenis-en-madrid/

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  2. I'd like to add San Lorenzo El Escorial in your list of day trips -- it's such as a magnificent place to explore, especially the monastery, spectacular palace, library, the gardens, cathedral, the courtyards of the kings, just amazing. Although it's a pity that taking photos are allowed only outside the edifice. Great day trip destination overall.

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    1. Ah yeah, El Escorial is a great day trip! You know, it's funny because the list above is far from exhaustive (it's just the places I went to while living in Madrid) but I've actually been to El Escorial twice! I'm searching for that post to add it above now, thanks!

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  3. What were the places you had them visit in the Scavenger Hunt?

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    1. Hi Jenny! Sorry for the slow response—I'm traveling and have had very limited wifi the past four weeks.

      Some of the items were places, like "photo next to Cibeles fountain" or "photo in Mercado San Miguel (must be eating something)" but many were a bit more creative, such as:
      - Photo riding Sancho's donkey in Plaza de España
      - Photo with someone named Maria
      - Photo of someone eating churros from San Gines
      - Photo with a "Compro Oro" person
      - Photo with someone wearing Desigual clothes
      ...etc.
      We had over 30 different items on the list, and each had a different point value based on the difficulty.

      We also had a few extra categories for bonus points, to be awarded at the end to the team with:
      - Most policía in a single photo
      - Most bomberos in a single photo

      And planking in any of the photos got an extra point!

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