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Insider Madrid for Kids

Javier Salas Madrid

Photo: Javier Salas

As Spain’s favorite designer of Pop Art–patterned clothes and accessories for kids and grown-ups alike, Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada knows fun—she’s spent 28 years at the helm of a vast design empire, leaving her fanciful imprint on everything from ball gowns to Band-Aids. Ágatha showed us her family’s key corners of their city. Get ready to romp amid the pomp.

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Themes: Arts + Culture · Family

Restaurants (3)

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    Chocolatería San Ginés

    First opened in 1894, Chocolatería San Ginés is renowned for its churros con chocolate — deep fried pastries served with a cup of thick dipping cho

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    Pastelería Embassy

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    Restaurante Botín

    The world’s oldest operating restaurant, founded in 1725, Restaurante Botín still roasts suckling pig and lamb in the original oak-fired, cast-iron

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Activities (10)

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    Caramelos Paco

    The windows are filled with candy and shaded under a wide, striped awning at Caramelos Paco, which opened as a grocery shop in 1934. Two years on,

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    Vinçon, Madrid

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    Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Flagship

    Since her first collection in 1981, designer Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada has developed a colorful niche for her bright, pop-art-style clothing, house w

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    Teatro Circo Price

    First founded in 1868 by Englishman and acrobat Thomas Price, the Teatro Circo Price is now Madrid’s permanent circus with clowning, tight-rope-wal

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    Teatro Real

    Situated across the Plaza de Oriente from the Palacio Real, the Teatro Real Madrid is a center for opera and ballet performances. Antonio López Agu

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    Wax Museum

    From Spanish monarchs and popes to sports stars and bullfighters, the Wax Museum displays more than 450 life-sized figures. Many are dressed in ori

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    National Museum of Natural Sciences

    The six million specimens at the National Museum of Natural Sciences range from dinosaurs to Mediterranean flora. Founded by Carlos III in 1771, th

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    El Retiro

    Madrid’s answer to New York’s Central Park is a warren of paths carved in green with a large, central man-made lake and plenty of space (330 acres)

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    Palacio Real

    Located on the site of a ninth-century Moorish fortress, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is the official residence of the Spanish royal family. Com

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    Museo Nacional del Prado

    After more than a decade of planning and construction, and an outlay of $210 million, Spain's most revered cultural icon unveiled its 237,000-squar

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    Madrileños embrace iconic tapas dishes like ensaladilla rusa (a mayonnaise-y potato salad), jamón-studded croquetas, and callos, the local specialty of tripe braised with smoky charcuterie.

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