You could spend weeks in Madrid and not see it all, but if you’ve got just 24 hours, here’s a quick guide to packing in as many unique sights and experiences as you can. Morning Start the day as you mean to go on, with a hearty breakfast of fried sugary dough sticks dipped in chocolate: churros. You won’t get enough of Madrid in a single day, but if 24 hours is all you’ve got, we’ll help you make the most of it. Best Dining in Madrid, Community of Madrid: See 1,313,292 Tripadvisor traveler reviews of 12,386 Madrid restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more.
With so many tapas to taste, museums to visit and wonders to see, choosing what to do with your time in Madrid can be very overwhelming!
Madrid is a city that requires a lot of energy. While we generally recommend at least four days to really get to know the city, don’t let time constraints and a miles-long Madrid must-do list scare you away; check out our guide of how to spend a perfect 24 hours exploring and eating your way through the heart of Spain.
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Start your day off right with a classic cup of café con leche, or a cortado if you need more of a jolt, in the Plaza de Santa Ana. Relax in the sunny city-center square and take in the early morning bustle around you as you nibble on a tostada, but don’t dawdle; you have a full day ahead of you!
As soon as you’ve downed the strong brew and have a pep in your step, stroll over to nearby Plaza Mayor. Dating back to the Habsburg dynasty, the plaza has been the site of everything from bullfights and public executions to soccer games, though today it is only used to house markets, fairs and the celebration of Madrid’s patron Saint Isidore.
Depending on what time of year you visit, you may get lucky and find a specialty market or food fair inside, or just a beautiful plaza filled to the brim with tourists. Either way, the Plaza Mayor should not be missed during your 24 hours in Madrid.
Make your way to the exit near Calle Mayor and get lost in Madrid’s old quarter on your way to the Royal Palace. Be sure to peek into any charming bakery or specialty shop that piques your interest; the old quarter is filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. One spot that’s worth a look is Calzados Lobos, a shoe store that specializes in espadrilles that add a cool pop of color to any wardrobe and make wonderful gifts.
Once Calzados Lobos has you sufficiently suited up, hurry to the palace. You won’t be going in on this trip since you could get lost in the thousands of rooms for days, but the view from the outside is still jaw-dropping. Take your time checking out every corner of the gigantic palace’s architecture and poke your head into the impressive Cathedral before heading back towards the center.
Your walk from the palace to the Círculo de Bellas Artes takes you through the Puerta del Sol and down Calle Alcalá, the heart of commercial Madrid. Don’t let the tourist traps distract you; there will be time for shopping later. Climb to the top of the Bellas Artes building and try to keep your heart from jumping to your throat when you see what awaits you. The terrace offers the most incredible view in the city, looking out over the center and the sheer beauty is enough to give you an energy boost after a long morning.
At around 2:30 head down the Paseo del Prado to Garcia de la Navarra for a well-deserved lunch. You’ll be welcomed by smiling host and sommelier, Luis, one-half of the brothers Garcia who own the place. The second brother, Pedro, will be busy back in the kitchen, preparing the day’s specials. The menu is small at this farm-to-table restaurant, but we recommend ordering the specials that Luis will describe to you, all chosen based on what was freshest at the market that week.
Last time we stopped by, we were treated to a mouthwatering roasted red pepper and fried egg appetizer followed by the most succulent oxtail we’ve ever tasted; you can’t go wrong with anything the Garcias cook up. Don’t forget to ask your sommelier for his weekly wine recommendation as the restaurant has an extensive wine cellar to pair with any dish for a long, luxurious Spanish lunch.
Make your way down to the Museo Reina Sofía with a full belly and a smile; you’ll need a couple hours on your feet after such an incredible lunch. There are many incredible museums in Madrid, and though the Prado is home to many of the world’s masterpieces, we would choose to spend our time at the modern Reina Sofia if we only had 24 hours in Madrid, because of the interesting look it offers into Spain’s recent social and political history.
Lose yourself in the Picassos, Miró, and Dalís while learning about the significance of modern art in the time of the civil war and dictatorship in Spain, something many visitors miss out on even on longer trips.
When you feel good and cultured, it’s time to head to Malasaña, one of the best areas to shop in the city, and check out Madrileño fashions. Walk up Fuencarral checking out the shops, from chains to boutiques to vintage, and be sure to pick up some fashion tips from the effortlessly stylish crowd around the neighborhood.
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Don’t overexert yourself trying to jam everything into one day; once sleepiness starts to creep in, head back to the hotel, change into your new clothes and prepare for a night out on the town.
By 8 pm you should be rested and ready to go for an aperitivo, or pre-dinner drink, at Museo Chicote on Gran Vía. An art-deco style bar once frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway during his time in Madrid, Chicote offers good cocktails and better ambiance. Enjoy your drink among locals before heading back to the old quarter for tapas.
You will be dining on traditional small plates tonight on the famous Cava Baja, a street loaded with great places to eat. Hop from bar to bar, trying a drink and a tapa or two at each. We recommend the solomillo at Casa Lucas, bacalao with honey ali-oli at Basque bar Orixe and croquetas at Casa Víctor. Don’t feel pressured to stick to our route, though; pop in anywhere that grabs your attention – you always eat well on Cava Baja!
Your dinner will be ending on the early side tonight, as you have reservations to see flamenco at 10:30. You will be going to Café de Chinitas, a short walk from dinner, where you will spend the night surrounded by Spanish folklore. Many of the best flamenco artists from the south come to Madrid to work, so you will be treated to a fantastic, authentic flamenco show with a drink included.
The night is young once you leave the show at 12:30, and you can’t spend 24 hours in Madrid without experiencing the nightlife. Pop over to Calle Huertas for some more bar hopping and gin & tonic drinking. The cocktail is almost sacred here and always finely crafted, served in goblet-like glasses, and should be tasted even if you think you don’t like gin. Act like a true madrileño and let the night decide your plans for you, be it dancing at a discoteca until 6 am or keeping the party going and watching the sunrise at the Templo de Debod.
If partying isn’t your thing, hit the hay after a drink and get up early for a breakfast of chocolate and churros at Chocolatería de San Ginés, the sweetest way to say goodbye to the city.
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Travelleres might sometimes be overloaded with classic activities or things to do in Madrid. However, Cooltourspain’s street art guide will show you the city in an alternative way.
New tourism trends are available to people who are interested in discovering the local culture and listen to the messages that the graffiti walls in town hide.
Consequently, we would like to show you (whether on a graffiti tour in Madrid, or on your own) the best urban art in Spain’s capital city.
What are the places worth to visit with our street art guide?
The following information has been compiled thanks to the opinion of local artists who love to hunt the best murals, paste-ups and stickers.
Thus, if you would like to contribute to improving our street art guide, we would appreciate you to tag us on Instragram.
1-. Lavapiés, the multicultural district.
Madrid’s most multicultural district offers its visitors the opportunity to discover the local culture in an off the beaten perspective, away from the tourist traps.
Our street art guide would recommend you not to miss the following places, although you should know that they don’t have a certain opening/closing time.
- La Tabacalera de Lavapiés, a former tobacco factory from the XIX century full of graffiti walls and street art decorations. (Calle de Embajadores, 53).
- Esta es una Plaza, probably Madrid’s most beatiful urban garden, created by the local community.
2-. Malasaña, a street art guide for hipsters.
You shouldn’t miss visiting this hispter neighborhood next Sunday, 9th June 2019. Cooltourspain’s street art guide curators believe that this is Madrid’s most important event of its kind. Why?
The urban art decorates metal shutters, windows and walls of private businesses in the district, but you should hurry up to see the work of Pinta Malasaña 2019!
Did you know that graffiti artists fight against gentrication and paint over the decorations at the same night? You can see this color-war on the following days or during the rest of the year.
3-. Vallecas, working class neighborhood.
The street art is everywhere in Vallecas and despite the big area that this neighborhood occupies, here we are to give you exact directions of the buildings where you should go:
- Puerto de Alazores, 5. A carriage of the death driven by a farmer.
- Manuel Velez, 19. Have you ever seen a ‘leek’ that talks?
- Pico Mampodre, 4. Two “engineers” painted by Nano4814.
Festivals to be featured in the street art guide.
In the paragraphs above we mentioned which are the districts that you shouldn’t miss, but the following festivals featured in our street art guide, are not necessarily located in those areas. Let’s check…
CALLE Lavapiés, color for the “streets”
The following map will show you the exact location of all the decorations that were developed for CALLE 2018.
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Businesses of all kinds repeat year after year, mainly because they see that there is a marketing advantage if they paint the walls of their store/bar/restaurant.
Both our street art guide & graffiti tour in Madrid will tell you more information about the artists.
Meeting of styles, graffiti in our street art guide
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The parking lot of Chamartin railway station serves as the meeting point for hundreds of old-school graffiti writers from all around Spain and Europe.
MOS festival showcases the work of the most talented and hyperrealist artists that we have probably seen in Madrid city, and we are that lucky to be close-friends with some of them.
Stay tuned for more information about this year’s edition…
Arte al cubo, art to the power of three
Not only street art has a touristic perspective, but also a social and cultural perspective. Let us tell you about a group called Madrid street art project.
They are in charge of bringing color to the hallways of a place where homeless people sleep during winter time. We believe that everybody should have access to art, no matter your finantial situation.
Some of the artists who participated in last year’s edition:
- Sabek & JM Yes. Both artists living in Madrid city.
- Antonyo Marest. ‘Tropicalidad’ straight from the Mediterranean cost.
- Son3kSon3kSon3k emergent artist from Asturias.
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Arte al cubo is celebrated next to Renoir cinemas (Calle de Martín de los Heros, 12). Nearest metro is Plaza España.
Who are the emergent local artists in our street art guide?
We believe that internationally known artists don’t need the same support as local artists from the emergent art scene do require.
The following list of local artists have the same, or probably more quality, than well known artists (withouth mentioning anyone in particular). Check them out!
Ze Carrión, pure controversy
Born and raised in Carabanchel district, Ze Carrión currently shares his time as a full-time high school art teacher, and his graffiti decorations.
He is not the most politically correct artist, but it’s that controversy why we chose him for our street art guide. We love his work and the stories that lie behind his work. Just as an example:
- The kiss between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
- Franco’s beheaded figure.
- A sewer with the Catalonian and the Spanish flags.
Zet graff, mixing tattoo and graffiti on our street art guide
Javi, a tattoo artist working in between Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga and New York, is a master on anatomy skills.
His studio is located right off Calle Jesús y María with Travesía Comadre, and his bodies and crazy characters are painted and spread all around Lavapiés district.
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He collaborates with local businesses, which allow him to paint legally on their walls, as long as they are not restrictive on the theme/topic.