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Weekend in Madrid

A weekend in Madrid gives you enough time to discover the most emblematic corners of the city and immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomy.

Madrid offers you unforgettable moments on every visit, even if it only takes two days. If you're planning a trip to the Spanish capital, here's a guide to help you make the most of your stay.

What to do on a weekend in Madrid

Day 1: Explore history and culture

Start your weekend in Madrid at the Prado Museum, home to one of the most outstanding art collections in Europe. It's best to arrive early to enjoy masterpieces such as Velázquez's Las Meninas or Goya's Saturn devouring his son or Rubens' The Three Graces without crowds. Afterwards, stroll through the Retiro Park, a green oasis in the middle of the bustling city. Don't miss the Palacio de Cristal, the ideal place to take photos.

Then head to the heart of the city, at the emblematic Plaza Mayor. Enjoy the atmosphere as you stroll through the charming streets surrounding this historic square. Nearby is the Mercado de San Miguel, where you can sample a wide variety of tapas and dishes. It is the perfect place to rest and recharge your batteries.

In the afternoon, visit the Royal Palace of Madrid and its wonderful gardens, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Continue your tour admiring the magnificent architecture of the Almudena Cathedral, located right next door.

We recommend ending the day with an unforgettable dining experience at the Ático Restaurant, where you can indulge in exquisite dishes of contemporary Spanish cuisine while enjoying the best views of the city.

After dinner, indulge in cocktails at the elegant rooftop La Terraza, located high above Madrid's iconic Gran Via.

Día 2: Get a taste of Madrid's essence

Start your second day in Madrid by exploring El Rastro, the city's famous flea market, where you can find treasures ranging from antiques to vintage clothing and artwork.

Then head to the lively Puerta del Sol, one of Madrid's most iconic landmarks. Here you'll find the famous Kilometre Zero, the point from which all of Spain's radial roads are measured. Just a few steps away you will discover Calle Preciados and Gran Vía, a paradise for shopping in Madrid

Finish your weekend in Madrid by immersing yourself in Madrid's tapas bars scene. In the neighbourhoods of La Latina or Malasaña you can sample the most typical Spanish tapas accompanied by a glass of wine or beer. To end the day, you have many options from attending a musical or play on the Gran Vía to watching the sunset in Madrid from the viewpoint offered by La Terraza at The Principal.

Your hotel for a weekend in Madrid

For a weekend getaway in Madrid, The Principal Madrid hotel is the ideal choice. Located in the heart of Gran Via, this urban luxury hotel offers you a privileged location just a stone's throw from the city's best attractions.

The luxurious rooms and suites of our 5-star hotel in Madrid offer the utmost comfort, along with an excellent gastronomic offer and a wellness area ideal for relaxing after exploring Madrid life.

Book now and enjoy an unforgettable stay in the Spanish capital!


March 07, 2024