Top things to do in Madrid
Madrid Spain is a wonderful city for tourism, packed full of things to do; in fact, so many things to do that it can be hard to decide which one to choose. Here are some suggestions you can use when planning the best itinerary for 3 days in Madrid.
Why visit Madrid?
If you want to enjoy one of the best art collections in the world, author’s food, feel the warm treatment of local people or go out at night, you will love the capital of Spain. It’s the perfect destination for a getaway where you can also enjoy boutique hotels such as the Catalonia Las Cortes, a charming four-star hotel situated in the heart of the city.
Go on a walking tour
If you are wondering how to spend a few days in Madrid, the best way to know the city is leaving your hotel room and exploring it by walk. Booking a guided tour is also highly recommended.
Some of the places you might want to explore include:
- The Puerta de Sol: Is Madrid’s central and most famous square and the ideal place to embark on a guided walk of the city. Look out for the monument to King Charles III, the iconic Tio Pepe sign and the famous clock whose bells herald the New Year.
- Debod Temple: The Temple of Debod is a genuine Egyptian temple from the second century BC, which was transported and painstakingly rebuilt in the late 1960s, opening to the public in 1972. The Entrance is free and it is a fascinating place to visit and the surrounding park is also a lovely place for a picnic. The best time to visit is at sunset when you can see the ancient stones in all their splendour.
Things to do in Madrid at night
If you are looking for inspiration and suggestions to live Madrid in a different way, here we go with some of them.
Go to a concert at the National Auditorium if you want to enjoy some good classical music.
Stroll along the Gran Vía, the main street of the capital that is filled with bars, restaurants and hotels like Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid. Chocolate with churros is a must.
Eating in Madrid
Find out why Madrid is a foodie’s Paradise: If you are staying at the Hotel Catalonian Las Cortes, why not head to the Salamanca district which is the home of many excellent restaurants, such as El Paraguas (a 9-minute taxi ride away). If you prefer to go on a tapas crawl in the same area, check out Los Gallos for cocktails and finger food. In the case you pass by Gran Via, don’t miss the opportunity to taste our excellent gastronomical offer at BLoved restaurant, which is located inside the previously named Catalonia Gran Via hotel.
Lately but not least, a visit to Madrid would not be completed without tasting the delicious cocktail at the iconic El Cock Bar, which design has scarcely changed since its inception in 1921.