25 Things to do in Madrid, Spain | Top Attractions Travel Guide

We were more than excited to come and visit Madrid, after all this is a city famous for its arts, cuisine and nightlife. With 10 days to spare, we decided to go to some of the best places and attractions and film a guide highlighting "25 things to do in Madrid". In this video you can expect everything from lively markets and world-renowned museums to beautiful gardens and Spanish dishes.

Now let's find out what the Spanish capital is all about!

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25 things to do in Madrid (Full list):

1) Real Botanical Garden of Madrid – Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid
2) Royal Palace of Madrid – Royal Palace of Madrid
3) Change of guard at the Royal Palace of Madrid
4) Gardens of Sabatini – The Gardens of Sabatini
5) Madrid Cable Car – Madrid Cable Car
6) West park rose garden – Rosaleda Garden
7) Gazpacho – Cold Spanish tomato soup
8) Prado Museum (Museo Nacional del Prado) – Museo del Prado
9) El Retiro (Buen Retiro Park) – The Buen Retiro Park
10) Crystal Palace – Crystal Palace
11) Palacio de Exposiciones – Palacio Velázquez
12) Book Fair Cuesta de Moyano – Book Fair
13) Paella – National Dish of Spain (a Valencian dish of rice)
14) Temple of Debod – Temple of Debod Egyptian Temple
15) Santiago Bernabéu Stadium – Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (home of Real Madrid Football Club – Real Madrid C.F.)
16) Enjoy the nightlife of Madrid
17) San Miguel Market – San Miguel Market
18) Plaza Mayor of Madrid – Plaza Mayor of Madrid
19) Churros – Eat a Spanish Dougnut (Spanish fried dough pie)
20) Puerta del Sol – Puerta del Sol
21) Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena – Cathedral of the Almudena
22) Plaza de Oriente – Plaza de Oriente
23) Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla de patatas) – Spanish Tortilla
24) Reina Sofía Museum – Reina Sofía Museum
25) Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

When it comes to Spanish culture there is a city in Spain that has more to offer than the capital of Madrid. Spanish cuisine, world-class architecture, gastronomy, shows, festivals and arts are exhibited in Madrid. We hope that our travel guide will be a good complement to the information that you could fight in the tourist office. Now go out and have fun exploring while visiting Madrid!

25 Things to do in Madrid, Spain | Best attractions Travel guide Travel video Transcription:

Hello and welcome to Madrid. This week we are in the Spanish capital and we will show you twenty-five of the best things to do in the city.

Final thoughts about your time in Madrid. Well, I really enjoyed the city. And I really thought it's super walking. We were here for 10 days and hardly had to take the metro at all. We just took the bus once when we were visiting the stadium but the rest of the time we were able to walk wherever we needed to go. And I also think it's a great city for art lovers. There are so many galleries and museums on the way out. And many of them are free at night. So keep that in mind.

And now it's your turn. What did you think of Madrid? You know what? I loved Madrid. It's a city that just clicked with me. We have a lot of friends who are living here long term and before coming here I had no idea why anyone would want to come to Madrid? Now I fully understand it. I love the culture, I love the food, I love the nightlife. Everything is really cheap. I go to the grocery store and can get a thing of a liter of wine for just over a euro. It's just a really affordable fun city to be in. And it is a place that I hope to have the chance to return to again soon.

And that's a wrap of our time in Madrid! We had a splendid time and really saddened to say goodbye to the city, but that means we will have to go back again. If you have any travel suggestions for Madrid, do not hesitate to share it in the comments below.

This is part of our Travel series in Spain. We are doing a series of videos showing Spanish culture, Spanish arts, Spanish food, Spanish religion, Spanish cuisine and Spanish.

All photos and videos taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).

Music on this video courtesy of Audio Network

Video credits to Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos YouTube channel

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25 Things to do in Madrid, Spain | Top Attractions Travel Guide

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  1. Samuel and Audrey – first time going to Spain. I'll be there for 2 weeks on August 6, 2017. First time to Europe. What hotel do you recommend I get for the 2 weeks? Or any great airbnb location. Thank you.

  2. 4:14

    Oh fuck, look at that loser sitting all by himself in the corner there on the phone. I may be traveling alone, but at least I'm not as pathetic and desperate for attention as that ; )

  3. Audrey, what is that thing embedded in you nose? Do you think that makes you look more sexy? Actually it makes you look stupid for piercing you nose……….

  4. Belle, superbe, en roue libre ville capital. A Madrid, un grand nombre de parents ignorent les regles sur la circulation lorsque leurs enfants sont avec eux, et bon nombre de ces parents sont des fonctionnaires? En Spain, les jeunes meritent d'etre entoures de fonctionnaires responsables, consciencieux et respectueux des lois; leur averir en depend. Si nous doublons les amendes routieres dans les capitales, nous verrons apparaitre des rues et des adultes rspectueux de la loi, ce qu'on attend depuis longtemps a Madrid. L'Organization Mondiale de la Sante, Bureau de Securite Routiere, esttime que le respect des regles sur la circulation est souhaitable depuis longtemps en Spain. Que pensez-vous?

  5. Lovely, stunning, freewheeling capital city. Did you know, that most of the parents in Madrid ignore traffic laws with their children and that many of these white-knuckle parents, are civil servants? Youth in Spain deserve law-abiding, ethical and conscientious civil servants, their future actually depends upon it. Let's double traffic fines in capital cities and watch long overdue, law-abiding streets and adults appear, in Madrid. The World Health Organization, Road Safety Office, feels that law-abiding streets and highways are long overdue, in Spain. What do you think?

  6. Boycott Spain until they ban bullfighting. Torturing a majestic and innocent animal is neither art nor culture.

  7. Can someone please tell me where are located all those restaurants & caffeeterias that they were eating and what are they called?:)

  8. Muy interesante el vídeo y lo haces muy bien 🙂 Gracias y besitos desde Andalucía.

  9. Great video, thank you for all the info! I have just one question: Where did you get that delicious paella?

  10. Hi Sam & Audrey
    You've made a great video. Lots of info without overload. Can you tell me where you were located during your stay? I'm having difficulty making a decision.
    Cheers, Maria.

  11. Great job guys. Thanks. Have 2 questions :
    1- Planing to visit Madrid in April. What is the best place to stay to be close to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and still be close to other attractions.?
    2- What kind of camera you guys use to film this beautiful videos?
    Thanks in advance.

  12. Hi!! We're going to Madrid for 2 days next month on our way to the Canary Islands (ever thought about going there?) and I appreciate your video! A couple times you mentioned drinking something that sounded like "tintadeviano"? What is that? Also, I'm hoping to pick up authentic castanets for music class (I work in a school.) Can you think of any markets there I could explore and search for Spanish trinkets like that?
    Thank you! Happy travels!

  13. How worthwhile are cerralbo, lazaro guardiano, sorolla museums if you have only a few days?

  14. Paella is not Spain National dish! Is the National dish of Valencia! In Madrid you should eat Callos!!!!

  15. I'm from Madrid, if Madrid is famous for something is for its nightlife. If you guys want to meet young people you should definitely come to Moncloa-Argüelles (University area), Plaza de alonso, huertas, malasaña, La latina have a lot pubs, barbs, clubs, restaurants. La Castellana, Chamberí, Goya Recoletos, Salamanca are our fancy areas…chueca is the gay neighborhood, lot of bars, and clubs..it's a really fun area. Lavapiés is considered the most dangerous area, it's also the most multicultural area in Madrid…I'm glad you liked my hometown, welcome, come back anytime!!

  16. great information. Thank you.Will be useful in a couple of months when I visit Lisbon and Madrid.

  17. The hot chocolate is thick because it is mostly just melted chocolate, very little milk or liquid added.

  18. Such a great video! I live in Madrid and i feel so good seeing that you enjoyed visiting and tasting Madrid and i really like knowing your experiences in my city. You are always welcome to Spain

  19. Such a great video! I live in Madrid and i feel so good seeing that you enjoyed visiting and tasting Madrid and i really like knowing your experiences in my city. You are always welcome to Spain 😁

  20. You went there in the peak of summer that's why it's very hot above 36 degree celsius (about 96 degree fahrenheit) .. whew !! But, I loved Madrid .. a very nice city !

  21. There's also loads to see in day trips from Madrid. Toledo, Segovia, Valley of the Fallen and Avila. All really interesting.

  22. Hi!
    My friends and I are going to Madrid and Barcelona at the end of May/beginning of June. Do you have any recommendations on where to stay?
    Thank you!

    Ps. Love both the Barcelona and Madrid videos

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