If you visit us for two days we suggest a plan. Enjoy it!
9 .00 a.m.–10 a.m. You should see as many things as possible. You can do it on foot or by cycle. We suggest you starting the route in the Gran Vía, the cultural and commercial heart of the city, surrounded by cinemas, theatres and shops.
10 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. From here you can get the principle tourist places in Madrid, like Puerta del Sol, Mayor Square, the Royal Palace, the Sabatini Gardens or the Almudena's Cathedral.
2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. You can eat something at the San Miguel Market (Mercado de San Miguel) for lunch and then you can have a siesta at the Retiro Park, that’s also near the centre of the capital.
5.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. You can see the Cibeles Fountain (Fuente de Cibeles), and Alcalá Door (Puerta de Alcalá), walking from the Retiro to the España Square, besides, you can drink a coffee at the Círculo de Bellas Artes and you can take a picture of the Metrópolis building.
9.00 p.m. – 00 a.m. Our suggestion for this night is Las Tablas tablao, in España Square, where you can have dinner, while you see a flamenco show.
9.00 – 12 p.m. The “Art Walk” is your destination. It is called like that because along its way you can find the three most important museums of the city: Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía. During your short travel you should visit one of these art galleries. In their rooms you can admire paintings like “Las Meninas” of Velázquez, “La Santa Catalina” of Caravaggio and “El Guernica” of Picasso, among others master pieces.
12 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. After visiting the museum you can go to the Botanic Garden that is close to Prado. All kinds of plants that come from the entire world will make very pleasant your little break, before getting on until our next stop.
1.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. In the other side of Gran Vía we are in the Malasaña neighbourhood. It is situated between Chueca and Argüelles, and it was the centre of the so-called the movida madrileña in the eighties’ and it was also a direct witness of the military resistance against the Napoleonic troops. In the middle of the area it’s the Dos de Mayo Square, in the same place occupied in the past for the Artillery Monteleón’s Park; the ancient barracks’ door and a statue in memory of the officials Luis Daoíz and Torres and Pedro Velarde, remind us those heroic days. Choose a restaurant that tempts your appetite and then you should go to the vintage and urban shops that there are in Malasaña.
5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. This zone houses also characteristic coffee shops. You can stop at one of these and you can have a coffee. Enjoy your break!
6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Now that you have charged batteries, you can follow shopping. In Chueca there are a lot of boutiques, decoration and delicatessen products shops, such as virgin oils, wines, cheeses or chocolates. Chueca is situated between Fuencarral and Barquillo streets and it is the gay neighbourhood in Madrid since the nineties.
9.00 p.m. - 00 a.m. can have dinner in a modern restaurant of this area and before leaving the city… what do you think about a cocktail under the stars? The urban landscape that you can see on the terrace roof of the Me Madrid Reina Victoria Hotel will be your best souvenir.