Enjoy a four-day getaway to Madrid
A four-day trip to Madrid is a great idea, and even better if you take up our suggestions for what to do there. The city offers plenty of culture and entertainment and has countless nooks and crannies to explore. Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace are must-see places on your tour around the city, and we also recommend you dedicate a whole day to getting stuck into the museums and the exhibitions they have. If you’re travelling with kids, you can have fun at Madrid’s theme parks so that the little ones also have an unforgettable trip. And we can’t forget to mention the food: find a table at one of the many authentic bars in the city and try some delicious tapas. Welcome to Madrid!
FOUR DAYS IN MADRID: WHAT TO DO
Walk around the historic centre and visit iconic monuments
The best way to immerse yourself in the atmosphere, Madrileña way of life and the city's history is to explore on foot. Start your wander around the most iconic spots in the historic centre. Head to the Puerta del Sol and take a photo with the symbolic Bear and Strawberry Tree statue. Make sure you visit the jaw-dropping Plaza Mayor, and don't leave without visiting the Royal Palace, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Madrid that's witnessed many historic events over the years and is the largest palace in Western Europe. Walk through the giant doors and admire its beauty up close.
Soak up culture at Madrid’s museums
The Atlantic Ocean may have the Bermuda Triangle, but Madrid has its Golden Triangle of Art: the city’s three most famous museums. El Prado, Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum are close to one another, so you can visit all of them in a day and enjoy a thrilling journey through the history of art. And take advantage of the discounts and deals they offer; the Thyssen Museum, for example, is free to visit on Mondays, and the other two museums also offer free-entry time slots.
The true Madrid experience: bars, tapas and good vibes
Plan to get to Madrid with an appetite, as the choice of things to eat in the city is mouth-wateringly infinite. We like to dedicate a whole afternoon to bar-hopping around the most charming and tastiest spots. Where to begin? La Bodega de Ardosa in the Malasaña neighbourhood is really authentic, and their tortilla is spectacular. La Casa del Abuelo is a typical Spanish tavern where you can try traditional Spanish tapas, and you must order a glass of their very own sweet wine to wash down whatever tasty morsel you order. La Casa Labra’s speciality is cod croquettes, and on Calle Fuencarral you’ll find Orio, a Basque restaurant with a classic pintxos bar offering tapas in the typical San Sebastian style. To get around the city, the easiest way is definitely on metro.
Des activités pour que les enfants passent une journée inoubliable
Vous visitez Madrid en famille ? Ce ne sont pas les options de loisirs pour que les petits (et les moins petits) s’amusent comme des fous. Le Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, le parc d’attractions qui se trouve au cœur de la Casa de Campo, vous réserve des aventures palpitantes comme le tornado ou le train de la mine. Le Planetario est une autre excellente idée avec des enfants puisque des ateliers, des visites guidées, des projections et des expositions fascinantes sur l’espace sont au programme de ce planétarium. Vous en voulez encore ? À San Martín de la Vega, le Parque Warner vous attend avec plus de 40 attractions sur le thème du Far-West, Hollywood ou de vos super-héros favoris. On en connaît qui vont être contents !