Things to Do in Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a moveable feast of monuments, museums, and around-the-clock marcha, or action. Stroll through the city and feel the cultural clout of our tapas bars and collection at the Museo Reina Sofía in the Golden Triangle of Art. Hard Rock Hotel Madrid is in the heart of it all, immersed among cobblestone, baroque architecture, ancient brick, and the belle époque. Navigate our neighbourhoods with a little help from our area guide.

GoldenTriangle Of Art

Get your fix for famous art with Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofía, and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, the three pillars of the Golden Triangle of Art. Located on one of Madrid’s main boulevards, this cache of culture is near Atocha train station and just down the road from Hard Rock Hotel Madrid.


This busy barrio is home to more than just Picasso’s Guernica at the Museo Reina Sofía. Guests at Hard Rock Hotel Madrid are minutes from the Royal Botanical Garden, an herbarium, casual tapas eateries, and the art nouveau train station of the same name. Escape to Atocha for a little bit of everything.

Image by Roxanna Salceda, CC BY-SA 2.0

Lavapiés Neighbourhood

For authentic experiences off the beaten path, try Lavapiés. Follow the steep and winding roads of this festive neighbourhood to Indian restaurants, taverns, or local vendors serving cheese, beer, and books. Balance your stay near the Golden Triangle of Art with contemporary installations at Tabacalera and La Casa Encendida.

By Fred Romero from Paris, France - Madrid - Tabacalera, CC BY 2.0


Embajadores is one of Madrid’s trendiest areas. Step inside a chic coffee roaster before you travel the well-trod cobblestone streets to reggae bars and African eateries. Known for a young social scene, the district blends new and old in cool and creative ways.

Image by r2hox from Madrid, Spain - Retratando, CC BY-SA 2.0


We’ve built an interactive city guide featuring favorites places to go according to local artists in Madrid! This curated sampling of all things Madrid has the scoop on everything happening in the area, from lists of the best places to hear live music like El Junco Jazz or catch a show at The Royal Theater to grabbing delicious Spanish food at Casa Amadeo Los Caracoles. Visit the curated guide to see all of the coolest spots to hang out while you're in Madrid!

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