Madrid Pocket Guide

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Located right in the centre of Spain, Madrid is a city that will suit those who like to rise early and see as much as they can in a day as well as those more accustomed to the night owl lifestyle. Art lovers won't know where to go with three of Europe's best art galleries located within five minutes walk of each other, while the Spanish capital also has one of the world's most ornate palaces. After dark, once businesses close and the working Madrileños begin their trek home, another breed of Madrileños begin their trek into the city to keep Madrid's numerous tapas restaurants, bars and clubs full until the early hours of the morning.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Madrid.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Madrid... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Madrid.

Madrid City Reviews

  • 90%


    I love Madrid

    I spent only 3 days Madrid and my first impressions were very positive: beautiful city with a lot of contrasts, the richness and the feeling of the street, stunning museums, exquisite architectural monuments, beautiful and affordable shops, good food, feeling of safety (Police very presen and visiblet)

    Insider Tip:Some museums afford free admission at the evening (Prado,...).

  • 100%


    “Very good location. Very good room. Very good ambiance. Very good colleagues working there.”

    I stayed here in November 2014 and it was a very good stay. The location is really good; it is very close to the metro station so navigating the city was so easy. The room was very clean and was huge! All individual beds, NO bunk beds! :D The people working there like Chrisitian and Pedro were pretty cool. Will be back hopefully, soon. Manuel

  • 80%



    I advise everybody to visit and stay at least 5 days in Madrid. Also just go to Toledo for one day. Is is just 70 km south of Madrid.

  • 80%


    Metros and getting around

    I was only in Spain for two days as I made my way to Morocco. One thing that I can really comment on is that people are helpful and the city is quite east to get around. The metro is also very easy to use and I had no worries the whole time I was there! It's absolutely majestic as well. Madrid has an old charm appeal with great architecture in the city center and small pubs and restaurants. It also has a modern European feel to it. I found it immensely worth the time and plan to go back

  • 100%


    Madrid, the real Spain

    Having travelled to nearly all of the big cities in Spain, Madrid is my favourite and a place I would like to live. Excellent nightlife, taps bars, shopping, sightseeing, architecture, parks, etc.

    Insider Tip:Befriend a local to show you he best places to eat and drink.

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