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Top Choice Modern Spanish in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

DiverXo

Madrid's only three-Michelin-starred restaurant, DiverXo in northern Madrid is one of Spain's most unusual culinary experiences. Chef David Muñoz is something of the enfant terrible of Spain's cooking scene. Still i…
Top Choice Gallery in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida

The frescoed ceilings of the recently restored Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida are one of Madrid's most surprising secrets. The southern of the two small chapels is one of the few places to see Goya's work in it…
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. Self-guided tours take y…
Top Choice Spanish in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Mama Campo

Mama Campo breaks the mould of sameness that unites the bars surrounding Plaza de Olavide. Positioning itself as an ecofriendly take on the Spanish taberna (tavern), it's gone for a winning white decor within and a …
Top Choice Football in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Watching Real Madrid play is one of football's greatest experiences, but tickets are difficult to find. They can be purchased online, by phone or in person from the ticket office at Gate 42 on Av de Concha Espina; t…
Top Choice Spanish in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

La Favorita

Set in a delightful old mansion, La Favorita is famous for its opera arias throughout the night, sung by professional opera singers masquerading as waiters. The outdoor garden courtyard is delightful on a summer’s e…
Top Choice Ruins in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Templo de Debod

Yes, that is an Egyptian temple in downtown Madrid. The temple was saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in southern Egypt when Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser built the Aswan High Dam. After 1968 it was…
Tapas in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Bodega de la Ardosa

Tucked away in a fairly modern corner of Chamberí, this fine relic has an extravagantly tiled facade complete with shrapnel holes dating back to the Spanish Civil War. For decades locals have been coming here for th…
Museum in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Estación de Chamberí

Estación de Chamberí, the long-lost ghost station of Madrid's metro, is now a museum piece that recreates the era of the station’s inauguration in 1919 with advertisements from that time (including Madrid’s then-fou…
Gallery in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Museo Sorolla

The Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla immortalised the clear Mediterranean light of the Valencian coast. His Madrid house, a quiet mansion surrounded by lush gardens that he designed himself, was inspired by what he …