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Local sights, bars and restaurants to experience in Madrid

The art inspired traveler’s guide to Madrid featuring top locally curated places

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The art inspired traveler’s Madrid guide

Madrid is Spain’s largest and capital city known for its joyous culture and important architectural heritage. The cityscape is embezzled with grand avenues, plazas, monuments and well recognised art galleries. Nor does this city disappoint in gastronomy with fresh offerings right around every corner and a festive nightlife lasting till dawn.
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Curated places to see

  • Reina Sofia Museum— National museum featuring 20th century works including Picasso
  • Museo Nacional del Prado — Large museum of Spanish Art collection up from 12th century
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum — Museum with private collection focusing on European art
  • El Retiro Park — Large park with marble sculptures, landscaped gardens and pedal boating

Unique restaurants

  • NuBel — Large open space concept Restaurant and cafe serving quality brunch
  • Tartán Roof — Rooftop bar in Madrid offering tapas, cocktails and view over the city
  • Aspen — Spacious-modern Mediterranean restaurant with a terrace serving lunch and dinner 💯
  • Amazonico — Amazon jungle themed restaurant serving great appetisers and sharing plates
  • Restaurante Cinco Jotas — Gastronomical restaurant serving a Spanish cuisine experience
  • Ten con ten — High end restaurant serving tapas and continental cuisine with top service
  • Luzi Bombon  Seafood restaurant serving fresh oysters, black cod and cocktails with great ambience

Watch out!

  • — People from Madrid sometimes live by a daily routine that’s influenced by climate, this results in midday 'siesta' naps during summer and especially on holidays and weekends
  • — Local nightlife could go on until 5AM-6AM during the weekends; staying in Gran Via can become a nightmare for light sleepers
  • — Madrid is a relatively safe city, just be wary of small nonviolent crimes like pickpocketing
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Bars, Nightlife and Parties!

  • Terraza Cibeles — Rooftop bar at the former Palace of Communications in Madrid
  • Barceló Theatre — Historical nightclub and former theatre hosting hip-hop and R&B nights
  • Kapital — Seven-storey clubbing venue offering a variety of dance floors and music genres
  • Mondo, sala Cocó — Nightclub playing electronic music with VIP tables and bottle service

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Exclusive moments and luxury

Arts Club — Glamourous restaurant and exclusive nightclub with great service for better times

Shopping and gift guide

Fnac — Electronic store chain offering a wide range of technological products for buying

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Road trip ahead

Toledo — Medieval town filled with cathedrals and bridges with a view

The World You See (TWYS) is an off the beaten path guide to Madrid.

We offer hidden and local recommendations that have been curated by those who seek something more extraordinary than those places offered in Yelp or Tripadvisor’s top 10 city guides. We also list outdoor experiences that allow you to get off the track to enjoy a city in its natural state. So go ahead and enjoy the recommendations above!

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