Top Choice Stadium in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Football fans and budding Madridistas (Real Madrid supporters) will want to make a pilgrimage to the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, a temple to all that’s extravagant and successful in football. The self-guided tours ta…
Top Choice Live Music in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Sala El Sol

Madrid institutions don’t come any more beloved than Sala El Sol. It opened in 1979, just in time for la movida madrileña (the Madrid scene), and quickly established itself as a leading stage for all the icons of th…
Top Choice Jazz in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Café Central

In 2011 the respected jazz magazine Down Beat included this art deco bar on the list of the world's best jazz clubs, the only place in Spain to earn the prestigious accolade (said by some to be the jazz equivalent o…
Top Choice Flamenco in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa has been going strong since 1914 and has seen many manifestations – it made its name as a flamenco venue and has recently returned to its roots with well-priced shows and meals that won't break the bank. …
Top Choice Flamenco in La Latina & Lavapiés

Casa Patas

One of the top flamenco stages in Madrid, this tablao (choreographed flamenco show) always offers flawless quality that serves as a good introduction to the art. It’s not the friendliest place in town, especially if…
Top Choice Flamenco in La Latina & Lavapiés

Corral de la Morería

This is one of the most prestigious flamenco stages in Madrid, with 50 years’ experience as a leading venue and top performers most nights. The stage area has a rustic feel, and tables are pushed up close. Set menus…
Top Choice Theatre in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Teatro de la Zarzuela

This theatre, built in 1856, is the premier place to see zarzuela. It also hosts a smattering of classical music and opera, as well as the cutting edge Compañía Nacional de Danza. Tickets range from €5 to €50.
Theatre in La Latina & Lavapiés

La Escalera de Jacob

As much a cocktail bar as a live music venue or theatre, ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ is one of Madrid’s most original stages. Magicians, storytellers, children’s theatre, live jazz and other genres are all part of the mix. Thi…
Live Music in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

La Boca Club

Known for offering mostly rock and alternative concerts, La Boca Club has broadened its horizons to include just about anything – roots, reggae, jazz, soul, ska, flamenco, funk and fusion. Amid all the variety are s…
Jazz in Malasaña & Chueca

El Junco Jazz Club

El Junco has established itself on the Madrid nightlife scene by appealing as much to jazz aficionados as to clubbers. Its secret is high-quality live jazz gigs from Spain and around the world, followed by DJs spinn…