A day tour of Madrid spent in an alternative way. Would it be possible?
Those of you who are interested in exploring the city in a quirky way, will have a lucky day! Here you’ll find information to explore the city and complete a day tour of Madrid in a different way. Stay out of the most touristic parts and discover the places we are about to recommend you! What were the websites your checked for recommendations while in town? Any tips that you would like to verify for you? Send us a message on Facebook and we will answer you shortly. In case you are more the type of a visual person, why don’t you log in our Instagram page? Check the pictures of the best street art 2018.
What parts should you visit in a day tour of Madrid?
11.00AM —- Lavapiés area.
If you decide to follow our instructions, then the first place you should check is this multicultural neighborhood. Lavapies is located in the yellow metro line (stop in Lavapies). Once in the district, do not forget to visit Esto es una Plaza. This urban garden best represents how a community project works. It’s organized by a group of locals who collaborate with the maintenance tasks and surrounded by many art galleries (Calle Doctor Fourquet).
Another excellent spot is La Tabacalera de Lavapies, a former tobacco factory from the XIX century. It’s now used as a self-sustained center where locals contribute with their ideas to the different workshops that exist: yoga, street art, bike culture, reggae music…
Where should your day tour of Madrid stop to eat?
1.00PM ——– El Rastro area
An excellent area where to stop is by La Latina metro station (line 3). There are several places where you could eat, and these are our recommendations:
- Café Pavón: Calle Embajadores, 9. Quite a few actors and actresses visit the café next to the theatre because of the tortillas & the moscovitan salad. Try also de veggy cuisine.
- Bar Casa Amadeo: Plaza Cascorro, 18. It’s probably one of the longest-standing bars in the area. Famous for its caracoles (homemade style snails on sauce).
- Mercado de la Cebada: Plaza de la Cebada s/n. This food market serves local & national products, and it is during the weekends when people gets to the stalls and visit it. We’d recommend you to visit the ones selling pulpo (octopus) or the cheese & wine.
- Taberna el Búho: Calle Humilladero, 4. 10 centimeters thick tortilla española stuffed with different ingredients is the reason for this bar to be placed in this day tour of Madrid guide.
Which areas are to be visited after lunch during our day tour of Madrid?
3.00PM ——– Towards Malasaña neighborhood
The trendiest district in the city is where hundreds of expats decide to live. Malasaña is full of graffiti and street art and it features an urban art festival called Pinta Malasaña during the month of April. International and national artists such as C215, El Rey de la Ruina or Clet Abraham have decorated the streets of one of the most hipster neighborhoods. Your day tour of Madrid shouldn’t forget to visit “La Bicicleta” for a delicious and tasty coffea.
Plaza del Dos de Mayo represents the victory of the Spanish army against Napoleon’s invasion of the territory. It’s the most crowded public square in the Tribunal area and hundreds of young people usually meet there during the weekend.
What museum should I choose for my day tour of Madrid?
5.00PM ——– La Neomudejar
Cooltourspain’s commitment is to show you our city as you might not explore it on your own. Consequently, we would like you to visit an avant garde center which is not similar to any other project in the whole country. The interior of this former railway factory features several exhibitions about brut art. There is also a visual arts festival called IVAHM at La Neo, in which artists from all over the globe bring their performances. You may visit this spot in less than one hour and continue your day tour of Madrid around the area.
7.00PM ——– Best panoramic views in town
Photographing the city’s downtown areas from a hill located in the suburbs might be such a cool way to observe the sunset. Take the metro at Atocha Renfe Station (line 1) towards Valdecarros and get off at Buenos Aires metro station. Once you observe the Alcampo Supermarket, keep on walking on that direction for about ten minutes and step-up the hill. Your day tour of Madrid is about to end up at the best possible way! El Parque de las Siete Tetas offers the best panoramic views of the city! Enjoy it!