Some ideas for entertainment to bring you closer to the culture of Spain and of Madrid.
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Av. de Concha Espina, 1, Madrid
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is a sports venue owned by the Real Madrid Football Club. More than 1.000.000 people visited it in 2017. It’s the third most visited museum in Madrid. The only museum bringing together all the history surrounding the best club of the 20th Century.
Madrid Bus Tour
Madrid City Tour is the only official Hop On Hop Off tour bus in Madrid, which offers you the chance to get on and off the tour bus as many times as you like, and including its open-top deck so that you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
The closest stops to the hotel are located in the Plaza de Cuzco and next to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Shopping in Madrid
El Corte Inglés (Shopping centres in Madrid).
The nearest is the Castellana branch (Calle de Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, 79)
How to get there:
- By Metro: Nuevos Ministerios (lines 6,8 and 10)
- By Train: Nuevos Ministerios
- By Bus: 27-40-126-147-150-C1-C2
The Spanish capital’s luxury and fashionable shops are to be found along the street called Calle Serrano. The atmosphere is elegant and sophisticated, and you can buy jewellery in stores such as Bulgari. Clothing, both national and international, is the essence of Serrano Street. Labels such as Carolina Herrera, Pedro del Hierro, Purificación García, Roberto Verino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and Prada, among many others, abound. If you are looking for quieter shopping you can go to the historic ABC building in Serrano, a shopping centre that was home to the newspaper of the same name until a few years ago.
Café de Chinitas
Calle Torija, 7, Madrid
This restaurant-flamenco venue first opened its doors in 1970, in a lovely 18th Century palace, with décor inspired by Federico García Lorca and the world of bullfighting. This flamenco venue-cum-restaurant is an ideal spot to immerse yourself in the magical charm of flamenco and Spanish cuisine, particularly its star dish of paella. The Café de Chinitas seeks to transport its customers back to one of the golden ages of flamenco in Spain, the age of the Singing Cafes. The mid 19th century was a golden age not only for the thousands of salon cafes where writers, intellectuals and all kinds of people would gather together to chat and discuss thousands of topics, but also the golden age of the Singing Cafes where in the evenings people would enjoy a performance whilst they sipped a liqueur or their favourite tipple.
Corral de la Morería
Calle de la Moreria, 17, Madrid
Started in 1956, this is the best known flamenco tablao – stage – in the world. Throughout its history, the Corral de la Morería flamenco show has witnessed the performance of some of the finest singers, guitarists and dancers.
Its privileged location, in the centre of Madrid –next to the Royal Palace–, its decoration, the Arabic corbels and street lamps dating from the 18th and 19th century, recreate a setting reminiscent of the original tablao flamenco, that takes you back in time. Considered the “Cathedral of flamenco art” of Spain, this establishment is frequently visited by well-known celebrities and international performers.
El Plaza Jazz Club
Martín de los Heros, 3 Madrid
A great atmosphere and friendly staff make it an essential stop, but don’t get there too early: concerts start late. There’s nothing more pleasant than to have a glass of wine while listening to jazz played by an up-and-coming young performer. This bar has also witnessed performances by singer-songwriters who have surprised the audience with their original lyrics and sounds. Periodically there are jam sessions.
Calle Moratin 35 | Zona Huertas, Madrid
Since 1979, this bar has maintained an unwavering devotion to jazz. Inaugurated in November 1979, since then it has been completely devoted to jazz. Both the music that can be heard and the venue’s décor take their inspiration from the most free of music styles. It is in the heart of the city, where Moratín Street meets Santa María Street, and next to the Plaza de San Juan, where every summer, the bar sets up its quiet terrace
Other proposals to enjoy Madrid:
- Clamores http://www.salaclamores.es/
Concerts and eclectic music sessions in an intimate jazz club with marble tables and mirror walls.
Calle de Alburquerque, 14, 28010 (Madrid)
- Sala Galileo Galelei https://www.salagalileogalilei.com/
Galileo Galilei Room, live performances every day, music, comedy, magic, etc. A thousand options for fun.
Calle de Galileo, 100, 28015 (Madrid)
- Café Central http://www.cafecentralmadrid.com/
Jazz club in a modernist setting with large windows, daily performances and eclectic cuisine on offer
Plaza del Ángel, 10, 28012 (Madrid)
- Casa Patas (live show flamenco) http://casapatas.com/casa-patas-2/
Casa Patas is a tavern-restaurant with a flamenco tablao, located in the centre of Madrid; it is considered a reference point in the world of flamenco. Select dishes, based on the excellent products and recipes of traditional Spanish cuisine, with a varied programme of live flamenco shows of the highest quality.
Calle Cañizares, 10, 28012 (Madrid)