Basilica de San Francisco el Grande
This massive church is difficult to miss as its imposing hulk marks the landscape of Madrid. It was built in the late 1700s and is busy undergoing restoration. Inside you will find many frescoes from artists.
Capricho de la Alameda de Osuna
A sight to behold, this fantasy garden offers visitors a tranquility that isn’t readily found in the buzzing city of Madrid. There’s an artificial river that runs through the trees, rose gardens and mock temples.
You will be able to experience the history and cultural richness of the city of Madrid by visiting the many museums in the area. Casa de America, Fundacion Juan March and Museo Arqueologico Nacional are a few of the more popular museums to visit.
Palacio de Cristal
Made purely of glass and wrought iron, this structure is home to different exhibitions at various times. It is often sculptures and other pieces that are enhanced by the atmosphere created by the building that is housed here.
Faunia is a zoo and a theme park all rolled into one. It creates a realistic replica of the various ecosystems around the world. You can take a walk through the Amazon Jungle and in winter you can watch penguins at play.
Faro de Moncloa
You get to the top of this radio communications tower (92m) in a glass lift that will leave an impression if you struggle to deal with heights. The view is breathtaking once you reach the top where you will be privy to one of the most beautiful skylines in Europe.
If it’s shopping you’re after then this eight storey shopping mall is the perfect solution. Four whole floors are dedicated to designer fashion, jewellery, audio-visual and crafts. There are restaurants on three of the floors and a gym right at the top.
El Canto de la Cabra
An intimate indoor theatre seats about 70 people and shows from traditional Spanish to international and even dance are presented all year round. During summer the outdoor performances on the patio are quite popular as well.
Ananda is one of the biggest and most famous clubs in Madrid. It has one dance floor inside and one outside as well as ten bars.
Cardamomo is a well-known flamenco club that is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. They often have live flamenco and rumba acts and it is the perfect place for a night out dancing.