ENTERNTAINMENT IN MADRID
As you may know, Madrid is an incredible moving and cosmopolite city that attracts many worldwide students as much business people or artists. We help you with ideas for Enterntainment in Madrid. The city has known several impacting events through history that have shaped Madrid through time and made it become the municipality it is today.
Besides of being super interesting, Madrid have been able to place itself as one of the most affordable cities in Europe for students as well as one of the most interactive. So what to do in Madrid? In this post, we recommend you some leisure activities in Madrid!
Entertainment in Madrid! The walk you cannot miss!
Well one of the most important touristic tours to do as freshly arriving to the city is focusing on visiting some of the main monuments in the center. The circuit starts from Plaza de España (Spain Place) where visitor can admire the Edificio de España (Spain building) and the monument dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes. After a walk through its gardens steering south is the Palacio Real (Royal Palace). Its marvelous architecture is worth taking some shots meanwhile enjoying an ice-cream. The walk can continue until the Almudena Cathedral which is also a must seen in Madrid.
The culinary space of Mercado San Miguel is only 5 minutes walking from the Cathedral where you will find an historical market that suggests a variety of Spanish gastronomies. From there Plaza Mayor (Main Square) is a must seen, following the Puerta del Sol which is known to be the busiest place around the city but also the very center as well.
The walk continues through Calle Alcalà until the famous Plaza de Cibeles, then Puerta de Alcalà and to finish at the well-known Retiro park. There people usually go to tan during summer days, picnic, do outdoor sports, relax and even take a boat ride.
Entertainment in Madrid at night! Feel the Movida madrileña!
Coming to less touristic and more festive activities, there are two neighborhoods in Madrid (very!) well-known for their nightlife. The first one is obviously the iconic Malasaña neighborhood, that impacted Madrid’s post-dictatorship history with the birth of the Movida artistic movement, which stayed until today making Malasaña the alternative and artsy part of the city. Its streets are full of concept stores, art galleries, designers’ clothing stores, and of course a lot of bars and clubs.
The second one is called La Latina, known to be the traditional gathering for madrileños every Sunday noon. Full of terraces, the neighborhood is perfect to enjoy a nice beer during a sunny afternoon or a party night later on. This is also one of the most emblematic historical parts of Madrid where the architecture is a real jewelry.
The neighborhoods of Chueca and Huerta are also very hype neighborhoods where to go out.
Madrid’s clubs vary from fancy to more underground, and offers a different range of music kinds. To cite some, there are of course the Kapital club (touristic), Opium, Fortuny and Eccola (fancy), Ochoymedio and Independence (indie and commercial music), and Mondo (electronic music). The city hosts several festivals the most notorious one being the WAN festival, as well as big gigs every month at the Barclaycard Center.
All this options of enterntainment in Madrid can help you to spend your MADI holidays. Go fun!