Booking accommodation with Gomio, and wondering what to do in Madrid? First of all, go for chocolate con churros (a super-thick hot chocolate drink with deep-fried pastries) especially if you feel a bit tired. It will top your energy up on those exhausting touristy days! Don’t miss a walk in the Retiro Park, Madrid’s beautiful royal park. Another favorite open air area, although not as touristy, is Templo de Debod. The site, where an ancient Egyptian temple now rests (donated to former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco for his help in the construction of a dam on the river Nile), is where the executions made famous by Goya in his painting The 2nd of May took place. Relax in its gardens and enjoy the sunset and beautiful views.
Madrid nightlife will surely not disappoint night birds: the entire city center is packed with nightlife venues. Jazz concerts in Madrid are programmed every night in the area of Huertas, while the district of Malasaña hosts a range of electro, rock and indie music. Night bars in Madrid are free and open until 3:30-4:00am, while Madrid clubs charge an entry fee and are open until 5:30-6:00am. Visit the most famous square in Madrid, the Plaza del Sol, right in the middle of the Spanish capital and close to the King’s palace. Enjoy your time in Madrid by sitting right there and taking it all in with delicious tapas and a cold drink, right where the Madrid nightlife comes together.