3 Day Madrid Itinerary


Madrid has something for everyone, from royal palaces and historic cathedrals to vibrant nightlife. Sip drinks in rooftop bars, stroll the historic streets, and explore Madrids exciting food scene.

If you only have three days in Madrid, this itinerary will cover the best things to do in Madrid. Maximize your time and get to know the Spanish capital, including its culture, food, and people.

Day 1. Explore Madrid City Highlights

On your first day in Madrid, get to know the city and its main highlights.

Puerta del Sol

After breakfast, take a stroll through the citys bustling streets, stopping by Puerta del Sol. The busy semi-circular plaza is smack bang in the center of the city.

Day 2. Palaces and Rooftop Bars

In the morning, take a stroll around the neighborhood of Malasaña, known for its vintage shopping, small eateries, and street art

The Royal Palace of Madrid

The beautiful palace remains the official home of the King of Spain and the royal family. Although they don't actually live there, it is still used for state ceremonies.

Day 3. Markets, Museums and Nightlife

On your last day in Madrid, visit the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which, together with the Reina Sofia Museum and Prado Museum, creates the golden triangle of art in the city.

Enjoy Madrid’s Nightlife

Begin your evening at the Sidreria el Tigre in Chueca, the citys LGBTQ neighborhood. Drinks are cheap, and you get large complimentary tapas with every drink order.

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