Have you just moved to Madrid and looking for things to do? If your answer is yes, we are delighted to announce that Madrid is one of the best cities to enjoy every aspect of life. The capital of Spain is arguably one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, welcoming over 6 million tourists each year. From cultural landmarks and rich history to outdoor events and sports, Madrid is the place for everyone regardless of your lifestyle and interests.

At CeleBreak, we provide playing opportunities for people who are passionate about the beautiful game and want to connect with like-minded peers. Furthermore, although football plays a big part in many people’s lives, there are many other things you can do while living in such a spectacular city like Madrid. Therefore, we have collated a list of the best things to do in Madrid for those who are keen on exploring the second-largest city in the European Union.

Top Things To Do no. 1: CeleBreak Pick Up Football Madrid

Before you head off to some of the most gorgeous places in Madrid, we kindly encourage you to try out our CeleBreak Pick Up Football Service. Playing football has never been so easy, as our CeleBreak Madrid staff takes care of all organisational duties, which means you just need to download our app, choose the city of Madrid, pick the best time that suits you and turn up to play!

At CeleBreak, we play 7 v 7 games organised by our Madrid staff who ensure that everyone is motivated and follow the principle of equality. Our CeleBreak Madrid community is the largest in Spain, providing with plenty of games and time slots to choose from.

You can find a full guide on how to become a part of CeleBreak’s Madrid football community here.

Top Things To Do no. 2: City Tours

The city tour is arguably the best way to dive straight to the heart of a new place and explore its surroundings. Madrid is a massive city with numerous must-see places to visit, which can be slightly overwhelming; therefore, the guided tours are the perfect solution for someone who has time constraints in their schedule and does not want to get lost in the crowd. The list of tours includes walking, biking, Segway, city bus and Santiago Bernabeu stadium tour.

Toledo Walking Tour

We begin with perhaps the most popular Madrid tour among its residents and tourists – the Toledo Tour. The tour itself starts in Madrid before you head off to the cultural tapestry of Toledo, where you will delve into the diverse architecture of the medieval city. On your journey, you will capture a wonderful scenery of the World Heritage-listed Cathedral of Toledo, as well as the St. Tome church. Full details about the Toledo tour can be found here.

Madrid Bike Tour

In addition to health benefits, cycling is also the perfect choice for travellers who wish to see more in less time. During a 3-hour long Madrid Bike Tour, you will explore the city’s top attractions including Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Debod Temple. Additionally, you will be guided through some of Madrid’s most stunning neighbourhoods such as Malasana and Barrio de Las Letras. Full details about the Madrid Biking tour can be found here.

Madrid Segway Tour

If you want to try out an alternative sightseeing experience, the Segway Tour of Madrid might be exactly what you are looking for. On this tour, you will glide through the most iconic and vibrant streets of the city, as well as go past the most fascinating landmarks of Madrid including Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and Templo de Debod, while listening to the educational commentary. A full Segway tour guide can be read here.

Madrid Bus Tour

Arguably the most popular way of exploring the city – the Hop-on and Hop-off Madrid Bus Tour. This tour will give you the perfect introduction to the incredible city of Madrid, allowing you to create your personal route around the city on an open-top, double-decker bus. A full guide on Madrid sightseeing tour by bus can be found here.

Santiago Bernabeu and Madrid Tour

Lastly, Madrid is home to one of the best teams in the history of football – Real Madrid. Thus, it would be a sin to skip past the legendary Santiago Bernabeu stadium while on your trip. Additionally, on your way to the stadium, you will explore the best Madrid has to offer in terms of its architecture and landmarks. Full details about this tour can be found here.

Top Things To Do no. 3: Art, Culture and Cinema

As the capital city of Spain, Madrid is renowned for its rich art and culture. Countless museums, art galleries and cultural centres provide visitors with a real sense of Madrid’s historic and contemporary culture, thus forming a strong connection with the city itself. Below we provide you with a list of the best cultural activities to get involved during your stay in Madrid.

Flamenco Show

One of the most popular cultural events among the residents of Madrid and tourists – the Flamenco Show. An evening of music and dance show at Corral de la Moreria, with some of the country’s leading Flamenco dancers will give you arguably one of the best experiences of your life. What is even better, you will be able to enjoy a 2-hour meal service while watching and clapping along to an uninterrupted show. You can read a full description of the show here.

Prado Museum

The Museum of Prado is one of Madrid’s top tourist attractions, drawing massive crowds of thousands of people every year. At Prado, you will admire the magnificent highlights of El Greco, Bosch and Velazquez, as well as visit Reina Sofia, which is home to masterpieces by Picasso and Dali. Full details about the Prado Museum tour can be found here.

CentroCentro

The cultural centre of CentroCentro is part of the Paseo del Arte, the Art walk and is an intercultural meeting place for the general public. The activities that are put on in this cultural centre include exhibitions, concerts, workshops, reading groups, publications and many more. You can read more about CentroCentro and its services here.

Madrid Outdoor Cinema

Cinema fans will not be left disappointed, as Madrid has one of the biggest drive-in theatres in Europe. It screens various films from the current top of the charts to some of the most popular classics. A full schedule can be found here.

Top Things To Do no. 4: Outdoor Activities

After spending some quiet and thoughtful time in a cultural setting, it is time to move around a bit and take part in Madrid’s most popular outdoor adventures. Thanks to Madrid’s natural diversity, residents and tourists will be able to experience a mixture of adrenaline-rush and gentle leisure activities.

Horse Riding in Madrid

Horse riding in the beautiful mountains of Madrid seems like one of the best relaxation techniques out there. On your journey, you will ride through the countryside, which is surrounded by eye-catching scenery of Madrid. More information about horse riding in Madrid can be found here.

Ballooning

A balloon ride high up in the sky is one of the experiences that will always stay in your memory. An unforgettable 5-hour long ride of floating over the mountains and landscapes of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, discovering the historic city of Segovia from a bird’s eye view. You can find out more about this wonderful ballooning trip here.

Canyoning

Water activities are always joyful and full of fun; thus, we invite you to experience the only open Canyon in Madrid by taking part in this amazing canyoning adventure. You will explore the hidden routes of Madrid’s mountains as you fearlessly glide through the River of Duraton. Full information can be found here.

There are plenty more outdoor and sporting activities you can get involved during your stay in Madrid; therefore, we recommend you read our blog post on the best sporting activities in Madrid.

Top Things To Do no. 5: Food and Drinks

Spain has always had rich food and beverage traditions, with Madrid considered to be the king of Spanish cuisine. It is described as a melting pot of traditional Spanish food from every region of the country. That is why we provide you with a couple of tours that will make your visit to Madrid even more special.

Madrid Tapas and Wine Night

On this tour, you will discover a vibrant Madrid’s culinary scene as you sample delicious tapas dishes at the city’s top restaurants. A 3-hour long tour will guide you through all the culinary secrets Madrid has to offer. Complement delicious Iberian ham, salted cod and chickpea stew with some of the best Spanish wines. A full guide can be found here.  

Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour

And if tasting tapas was not enough, we have a full Spanish cuisine tour on offer for you. On this 4-hour long tour, you will taste 12 different dishes and 4 beverages, which will be enough for lunch and dinner. A more detailed overview of the tour can be found here.

In addition to the drink and food tours, Madrid has numerous wonderful restaurants where you will have a chance to taste some of the best Mediterranean food on the planet. You can find a full list of the best restaurants in Madrid here.

And if you want to pop in for a drink, we also have a full list of the best sports bars in Madrid here.

 

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