Madrid Nightlife

Madrid Nightlife – If you are a night owl, then you will find Madrid a paradise. Many of the city’s restaurants don’t open until eight or nine o’clock in the evening. Some other nighttime establishments don’t open until the early hours of the morning.

Madrid at Nightlife

If you are looking for things to do and places to go then you need look no further than the Plaza de Santa Bárbara, the Glorieta de Bilbao and Alonso Martínez. These areas house a large number of popular bars, pubs, fast food restaurants and ice cream parlours for tourists to enjoy at their leisure.

However, if you are looking for a younger, student atmosphere, then you would be wise to try out the bars in the districts of Arguelles and Moncloa.

Those who travel to Malasaña, in the vicinity of the Plaza de Dos de Mayo, will find countless cafés and bars with live music, in addition to moderately priced restaurants.

Many other quality restaurants and popular night spots can be found in Paseo de la Castellana, Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado. If you travel to Madrid in the summer months, you will also find many open-air terraces in the areas of the Paseo de la Castellana and the Parque del Oeste.

The Garamond
Calle de Claudio Coello 10
This bar has a castle-like interior and suits a smart, older crowd, and is ideal for those who are looking for a relaxing but entertaining night out.

Grand Vía 12
This is Madrid’s most famous cocktail bar and has preserved its 1930s interior – it is easy to imagine American novelist Ernest Hemingway liked relaxing here during the Civil War.

Calle Echegaray 17
This is a respectable bar for a young, chic clientele, but was once a brothel run by gypsies. The atmosphere is fun and lively, and it is a great place to spend a night out.

Calle Barceló 11. Gabana 1800, Calle de Velázquez 6,
This highly popular nightclub is a venue aimed at the uber-stylish 20 and 30-somethings – if the bouncer allows admission. Entry to this club is hard, but the energetic dance and techno music is worth it if you get in.

Moby Dick
Avenida de Brasil 5, Castellana district
This venue plays live pop and rock on weekdays and hosts DJs (reggae and rap) at weekends. It has a good, mixed crowd, where everyone is made to feel welcome.

The Irish Rover Pub
Avenida de Brasil 7
This quirky and homely pub imports Irish, folk and country music, and is ideal for those who are looking for a casual and entertaining night out.

Madrid Theatre



Madrid Theatre – If you are travelling to Madrid, and you want to stop by a theatre for an evening of entertainment, then you have come to the right city. Madrid has a plethora of theatres to offer, each showing varied and diverse shows and plays.

Madrid Theater

The best theatres to visit include the Tearto Nuevo Apolo, which is Madrid’s venue for large-scale musical spectaculars, and the Teatro Marquina, which was reopened in 1997 after a total refurbishment. The Teatro Marquina regularly stages quality productions, often with well-known actors.

The Teatro de Madrid is also worth a visit, and was built by the city council. It has impressive facilities but is some way out from the city centre. It stages ballet, Spanish dance and high-budget drama productions.

Another venue worth seeing is the Teatro Español, which is often said to be Madrid’s most beautiful theatre. It dates from 1745, and stages mainly 20th century Spanish drama.

The Tearto Lara was restored in the 19th century and makes for an interesting night out. It stages a wide mixture of plays (often comedy productions).

Finally, another theatre that you should visit if you get the chance is the Teatro María Guerrero Centro Dramático Nacional. This is a very highly regarded theatre, which stages modern Spanish dramas, as well as foreign productions.

Tearto Nuevo Apolo
Address: Plaza de Tirso de Molina 1
Tel: +34 91 369 06 37
Metro: Tirso de Molina

Teatro Marquina 
Address: Calle Prim 11
Tel: +34 91 532 31 86
Metro: Banco de España/Cólon

Teatro de Madrid
Address: Avenida de la Ilustración s/n
Tel: +34 91 740 52 74
Metro: Barrio del Pilar

Teatro Español 
Address: Calle Príncipe 25
Tel: +34 91 429 62 97
Metro: Sevilla/Sol

Tearto Lara 
Address: Correndera Baja de San Pablo
Tel: +34 91 521 05 52
Metro: Callao

Teatro María Guerrero Centro Dramático Nacional 
Address: Calle Tamayo y Baus 4
Tel: +34 91 319 47 69
Metro: Colón

Madrid Museums


madrid musuem

Madrid Museums – Madrid is literally spilling over with museums for tourists to visit. There is plenty for the intrepid museum explorer to see, and you will never be short of somewhere to spend an afternoon. Almost all of Madrid’s museums are worth a visit, and it’s a hard task to try and decide which are better than the others.

Some of the Madrid Museums you might consider visiting include:

Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Museo Sorolla
Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Museo de las Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Museo de la Ciudad
Museo de América
Museo del Ejército
Museo Municipal
Museo Romántico
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
Monasterio de la encarnación
Fundación de la Casa de Alba
Panteón de Goya

However, there are a few museums that stand out head and shoulders above the rest. The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza houses a collection ranging from primitive Flemish to contemporary works. More than eight hundred paintings, sculptures, tapestries, carvings, and other items can be found on display here.

The Museo del Prado is well worth a visit, and it houses masterpieces by Ribera, Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Poussin, Zurbarán, Botticelli, Titian, Raphael, Fra Angélico, Bosch, Rubens, Van der Weyden, Watteau, Lorrain, Mengs, Rembrandt, and Dürer, among others.

The Palacio Real Royal is a palace that is no longer used as a residence, but it has been kept intact since it last functioned as home to the king, primarily serving as a tourist attraction.

Finally, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is a cultural centre containing a permanent collection of Spanish contemporary art. This museum also offers a wide variety of temporary exhibitions.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Villahermosa Palace, Paseo del Prado, 8.
Metro: Banco de España.
Open: 10 AM to 7 PM. Closed: Monday.
Tel: 91 4203944 & 91 3690151

Museo del Prado 
Paseo del Prado s/n, Madrid 28014
Tel: +34 91 429 0770

Paseo del Prado.
Metro: Banco de España & Atocha.
Open: 9 AM to 7 PM, Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM. Closed: Monday.
Tel: 91 3302800

Palacio Real
Calle Bailén.
Metro: Opera.
Open: 9 AM to 5 PM;
Sunday and Holidays 9 AM to 2 PM;
Tel: 91 5420059

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Calle Santa Isabel, 52.
Metro: Atocha.
Open: 10 AM to 9 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 2:30PM; Closed: Tuesday.
Tel: 91 4675062 & 91 467476



Madrid Top Tourist Attractions – When people think of Madrid, they often mistakenly think of just sangria, sun, and shopping. While this aspect of the city certainly exists, the capital city of Spain actually has a lot more to offer. There are plenty of sights to see, and some of the city’s main attractions are absolutely fascinating.

If you are planning to visit this Captivating City then you should make a game plan before you go, in order to fully maximise your vacation. By taking a little time before your holiday to find out where things are and how to get to them, you will leave yourself much more time to enjoy what the city has to offer when you get there.

Because there is so much to choose from when you visit this busy and cultured city, we have outlined the details of the Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Madrid below. We hope that you find something in here that catches your eye. If not, don’t worry. Madrid has plenty more to offer, and the listed attractions should merely act as a starting point for your excursions!

1. Museo del Prado [More……]
2. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia [More……]
3. Arab Wall [More…….]
4. La Casa de Campo [More……]
5. Plaza Mayor [More……..]
6. Puerta del Sol
7. Museo Arquelogico Nacional
8. Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
9. Café de Chinitas
10. Parque del Retiro