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Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Reopened after a massive overhaul of the building, the showpiece National Archaeology Museum contains a sweeping accumulation of...
Biblioteca Nacional & Museo del Libro
Perhaps the most impressive of the grand edifices erected along the Paseo de los Recoletos in the 19th century, the 1892 Biblioteca...
Gran Café de Gijón
This graceful old cafe has been serving coffee and meals since 1888 and has long been favoured by Madrid’s literati for a drink or a...
For fine takeaway food, head to Mallorca, a Madrid institution. Everything here, from gourmet mains to snacks and sweets, is delicious.
Le Café information
It can be almost impossible to get a table here at lunchtime on weekdays, when locals stream in from surrounding offices. The atmosphere is bright and informal and the food is largely traditional Spanish fare (rice dishes are a recurring theme), which is done well; we enjoyed the beef tenderloin hamburger with peanut cream and garlic sprouts.