Things to see in Madrid
The old road to the village of Fuencarral has a rich history, and today is the capital’s most hipster, metropolitan, alternative shopping street.
El Capricho Park, spanning 14 hectares, lies next to the Alameda de Osuna neighbourhood and is one of the most charming parks in Madrid.
Located at the foot of the north façade of the Royal Palace, this French-inspired green space is one of the best places to watch the sun go down in the Spanish capital.
The Real Sitio del Pardo, which has been fenced off since the eighteenth century, has for centuries served as the winter residence and favourite hunting ground of Spain’s royal family.
Madrid’s Plaza de Oriente, where you can watch life go by from under a magnolia tree or recall the prince and princess’s shy kiss on the balcony of the Royal Palace.
Calle Serrano is a mecca of high-end jewellers, boutiques and restaurants, as well as trusty old favourites such as Zara and El Corte Inglés.
San Ildefonso Market—where gastronomy is the star—makes a delightful stop during a day out shopping in Calle Fuencarral.
The latest destination to hit the Madrid food scene is Calle Ponzano in Chamberí. Its numerous bars and restaurants have become the height of fashion.
Every inch of the large Conde Duque Cultural Centre building is used to offer interesting services and activities to local residents and visitors.
The Plaza de Colón is one of Madrid’s largest public open spaces, and offers all kinds of leisure and cultural activities.