Madrid in 3 days: Travel itinerary
For your first day, it's almost obligatory to start the morning with a classic breakfast of churros and chocolate at the century-old Chocolatería San Ginés. Then, take advantage of being in the city centre and visit the Royal Palace. Be amazed by its history and discover its elegant rooms. When you finish, you will find the Almudena Cathedral opposite, and admission is free. Its interior Gothic style will not fail to impress. Later, don't forget to visit the emblematic Plaza Mayor, enjoy some tapas, have a beer, and experience the authentic atmosphere of Madrid. Does that sound like a good plan?
Then, in the afternoon, wander through the streets of the Malasaña district, enjoy the sunset at the Temple of Debod and end your day with dinner at the San Miguel Market, one of the most important gastronomic spots in Madrid. And if you still feel like partying, go out and experience Madrid's true nightlife in Puerta del Sol!
Once rested and prepared for another day of adventures, get ready to soak up some art. Madrid is home to some of the world's greatest museums, such as the Prado Museum, where you will find Velázquez's "Las Meninas" or the Reina Sofía Museum, just a 9-minute walk away, where you can see Picasso's world-famous "Guernica".
Then, we recommend a visit to Retiro Park, stroll around this impressive place, take a boat out on the pond, climb the Torre Mirador (Viewpoint Tower) or even have a picnic in one of its charming spots. Don't forget to visit the Crystal Palace, a magical place in the middle of the park. When you are finished, head to Plaza de Cibeles, where you can admire the wonderful fountain and Madrid City Hall.
For your last day in the city, experience Madrid's street art by strolling through the Lavapiés district until you reach La Latina, a neighbourhood known for its colourful and lively atmosphere. A great way to get to know the secrets of these streets is to take a guided tour specialising in urban art. They are available for free or for a fee, you decide! For lunch, you simply can't leave Madrid without trying the traditional calamari sandwich, which you'll find in most traditional bars and restaurants. Finally, you could go to a Flamenco show, a musical or any of the plays that are performing in the city.
And throughout your trip, our apartments in Madrid will be ready to provide you with all the comforts to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Are you coming?