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October 7, 2021

8 leisure plans to do in Madrid

Are you looking for an original and different form of entertainment in Madrid for 2020We want to propose 8 essential plans for this year in the capital of Spain that will surely make the most of your free time.


The best leisure plans in Madrid

The best leisure plans in Madrid

We propose different plans in Madrid so you can choose the one you like the most. Be sure that there are thousands of plans in addition to the ones we put in this article, but we advise you to give them a chance because they are worth it, and a lot! In fact, if you are looking for original activities you may be interested in having a look to all the options offered by the Community of Madrid.


Madrid has become one of the leading cities in musicalsequating the quality of some plays to London or New York. Madrid's Gran Vía has been called Spanish Broadway for its spectacular theaters. Dozens of places to choose, from children's classics such as The Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, the Addams Family or the outstanding Lion King, to legendary musicals such as The Bodyguard or Billy Elliot.

You can enjoy this plan in different theaters, these are the main ones in MadridTeatro Coliseum, Nuevo Teatro Alcalá, Teatro Calderón ...

Concerts and festivals

Musicals don't go with you but are you a music lover? You are lucky. Madrid brings every year the best artists from the international sceneThis 2020 we will be visited by some such as: Bob Dylan, Sam Smith, Ringo Starr, Bruno Mars, Lana del Rey, Franz Ferdinand, Kiss, Maluma, Nicky Jam and many more.

In addition, if one artist is not enough Madrid has its own festivalthe summer and indie MadCool. It brings together the best groups on the music scene today.


The Madrid night is another great companion that all Rookie know sooner or later in this city. However, beyond Malasaña and Huertas, an essential place for every electronic lover is FABRIK, one of the best macro-clubs in Europe.

If you are concerned about its remote location (south of the community of Madrid, near Fuenlabrada), do not worry. Fabrik offers buses from Plaza de España for all attendees.

Every week there is a great party where you will dance all nightThe sessions that we recommend from Rookie are GOA or CODE, always with a lineup of luxury DJs. However, if electronics is not your thing, you can always go to the popular University Party, a more commercial and reggaeton style.

In addition, you can find lots of terraces, pubs and discos where you can have a good time in many areas of the center of Madrid. If you want to complete your list of places, you can have a look at the main party areas in Madrid..


Not everything is partying, not in Madrid; a city ​​that gives off culture at every step. There are almost thirty museums to visit in the heart of the capital. For art lovers, the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen Bornemisza Museums are must-see.

However, art is not the only thing that can be visited.You will be surprised by the beauty of the Museo del Traje or the Museo del Ferrocarril, the mastery of the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Archaeological Museum, and the fun of the Wax Museum and the Firefighters Museum.

If you are a student, you are in luck since in all of them you will have discounts and even free admission. More information in this link..


Following the cultural plan, it is worth highlighting the numerous exhibitions of all genres that the city temporarily hosts. From Rookie in Town we recommend foundations such as La casa Encendida, the Caixa Forum, the Circulo de Bellas Artes (and its spectacular rooftop) and the Matadero de Madrid. Incredible buildings with pure magic in their collections.

And speaking of magic, you cannot miss the exhibition that breaks records in the capital: Harry Potter Exhibition with more than 135,000 visitors in a month and about 260,000 tickets sold online. If you are one of those latecomer, you are in luck since it has been extended until April 2.


Soccer the king of sports in Spain, es otro imprescindible de Madrid. Puedes vivir la emoción de la afición madrileña en el Santiago Bernabéu, el Estadio de Vallecas del Rayo o el recién inaugurado Wanda Metropolitano del Atlético de Madrid. Opciones muy recomendadas, ya que son parte de la cultura de Madrid y de España.

If you are a merengue fan, you can take a guided tour of its magnificent stadium. The tour goes through the club's personal collection, the changing rooms and the field. Another good option is to have a drink in its wonderful café-restaurant with views to the field.

Amusement parks

For those who love adrenaline and roller coasters, the city also has two huge amusement parks.

First, the classic Madrid Amusement Park with almost 50 years of history. But don't worry, the attractions have been renovated year after year so you can enjoy a wonderful day up and down with friends and family.

Second, the Warner's Park that recently has turned 15 years old. A place where you can meet up with Tweety, Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck and enjoy their powerful attractions full of speed and loops like Superman or Batman

Parks and other corners of Madrid

Finally, and leaving aside the parties, museums and sports, we recommend a much quieter and cheaper plan. Going for a walk and breathe pure air in one of the wonderful parks of the city.

The Retiro or Casa de Campo are essential green areas for all the new Rookies in Madrid. Both are beautiful as well as immense and have their own jetty, a cliché for any date to let yourself drift away by romance.

Finally, if you want to see a fantastic sunset at zero cost and take the best photo, you have to go to Parque de las Siete Tetas and Parque del Cerro del Tío Pio. Different names but they form the same natural complex in Vallecas a neighborhood in the south of the capital.

We hope that these leisure plans in Madrid for 2019 seem interesting to you and that you start 2019 with the best of luck. Can you think of other plans different from the ones we have proposed? Share them with the rest of the Rookies!

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