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Things to do in Madrid

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Madrid. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Madrid attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Madrid to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Madrid.

  • Jezebel Gallery

    Order a malt at the 1940's soda fountain inside this home décor and jewelry store. More
  • Old Coal Mine Museum

    Stop by for the century-old steam train, mining-history relics, and old-fashioned melodramas performed in the adjacent Engine House Theater. More

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