what to see and do in madrid



Main claims for people to visit Madrid is our vast heritage and cultural activities. However, we are Nakamad. And that means that maybe you are into alternative Madrid attractions; or you´d rather a mix of classic and different tourism; or maybe you are not a museum person and prefers…never mind, just keep reading and we´ll talk later!


It´s a (tourist) trap!

We, as born & raised locals who know a lot of places to see in Madrid, we will always avoid to include tourist traps in your nakaplan. Things like eating tapas in genuine bars in Chamberí neighborhood, or sitting in cozy terraces in La Latina; or having a blast in Madrid popular “fiestas” in honour of Virgin of the dove, keeping all lovely and old traditions. You won´t be a tourist:   you´ll be just another “madrileño”! These are real Madrid attractions!


Art, culture, music….in a different (and fun) way

Why visit Madrid should just be go to Plaza Mayor, Gran Vía and Royal Palace? Try something different! There more than 100 bars with live music almost every night; even in summer, there are concerts, exhibitions and performances (did you know we have an open air sculpture museum?); or learn Spanish attending to a musical in what is called “the Spanish version of New York Broadway”. Time to do a new list of places to see in Madrid, don´t you think?

Example of Madrid attractions: El matadero, musical, street art


Visit Madrid and (also/of course) that would mean Madrid football!

Well, well…are you a football (ok, soccer for our North American friends) fan? Then you know that Madrid football teams are well known around the world, specially Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid. And yes, you can visit both Madrid football stadiums. You could visit the iconic fountains where both Madrid football teams celebrate their triumphs! Or even better: why not attending to a Real Madrid VS Atlético de Madrid football match? Yeah, we are sure this will be included in your Madrid attractions wishlist!

So we have art, tapas and Madrid football. So far, so good. Need some help planning and fitting all these Madrid attractions in your timetable? No problem, tell us what you want…and granted your wishes will be!

Hasta la vista!

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