Do you want to escape from routine without leaving Madrid? Are you visiting the capital and need alternative plans? Madrid, with its thousand and one faces, offers you a thousand and one plans to do with family, friends or even alone.
At Barbieri Real Estate, specialists in rental housing, we propose 6 things to do in Madrid this 2022 so you can enjoy and learn a little more about the city. Do you dare to discover them all?
6 things to do in Madrid this 2022
What is it? Although Madrid does not have many slopes, this is undoubtedly the best known of the city. A small slope between Atocha and Retiro Park that is known for its bookstalls.
Why do you have to go? This permanent fair originated in 1925 and is the ideal place if you are looking for an antique or second-hand book. Enter the booths, walk through each of the corners and get a literary gem. And not only the value of the books is fundamental, the Cuesta de Moyano also stands out for the almost 30 wooden and gray booths that daily watch the passers-by in search of a new reading. Its central location, next to the Botanical Garden of El Retiro, also offers an alternative plan: If you want, you can end up in the green and enjoy your new acquisition.
Matadero de Madrid
What is it? Matadero de Madrid is the old slaughterhouse of the city that has been converted over the years into a modern cultural center, full of exhibitions and markets for all tastes.
Why do you have to go? The facilities of the Matadero de Madrid date back to the early twentieth century and were reborn in 2007 reconverted into a fundamental space for leisure and culture in the city. Theater, cinema, street markets, festivals and markets are just some of the things you can discover on the banks of the Manzanares. In addition, many of the exhibitions are free along with the markets that you can find on weekends.
What is it? It is the first candy and sweets museum in Madrid. You can find it inside the ABC Serrano Shopping Center.
Why do you have to go? Explore the candy museum and walk through its nine themed rooms, designed by some of the most renowned artists in the country. Find in each room a sensory experience accompanied by the best sweets and let yourself be carried away by cotton clouds, giant palm trees or an artisan ice cream parlor conceived as a taste laboratory. Perfect for children and adults, the best thing to do is to bring your cell phone with you – you won’t be able to stop taking pictures!
What is it? The Cerralbo Museum is a mansion from the late 19th century and today houses an impressive private collection of works and objects of the Marquis of Cerralbo.
Why do you have to go? Get lost in the building, which practically maintains the original rooms and objects. The house, with two areas – summer and winter – has many rooms and lounges, guest rooms, billiard room, ballroom and even the office where only the important people of the scene were received. In addition, you can discover paintings such as “The Ecstasy of St. Francis of Assisi” by El Greco and enjoy the incredible collection of Japanese and European weapons and armor.
What is it? A true jewel of Romanticism and one of the most beautiful parks in Madrid.
Why do you have to go? Located near the district of Barajas you can find this wonderful garden extraordinarily preserved in the style of the eighteenth century, El Capricho de la Alameda de Osuna. Its 14 hectares in the shape of a triangle have an artificial river, lakes, forests, buildings that simulate temples and surprising corners that will not leave you indifferent. Its natural features will allow you to enjoy an environment full of sensations and stories. Are you going to miss it?
Tio Pio Hill
What is it? Known as the park of the Seven Tits, you can not miss the opportunity to see the best sunset in Madrid.
Why do you have to go? What were once mountains of rubble became, in 1987, one of the most beautiful green spaces in the capital. Endowed with heights and slopes, with extensive areas of meadows and long lines of trees along its walkways, the Cerro del Tío Pío is for many the best park in Madrid – for its views, its daily life and its popular atmosphere.
Madrid is a hospitable city, in continuous development and growth. We like the beers, but we also enjoy walking through some of its most emblematic streets. We love to party, but we appreciate a good museum and try not to miss any exhibition. Escape the routine and enjoy all that Madrid has to offer.
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