What to see in Madrid during the Champions League
The Champions League final will be held on June 1 at Madrid’s recently inaugurated Wanda Metropolitano stadium, and in Madrid Experience we know how to turn your trip into a happier experience. If you come to Madrid from abroad to see the match we hope you decided to stay a couple of days to enjoy, discover this great city and experience its most interesting and exclusive attractions.
What to do in Madrid during the Champions League final?
Aside from enjoying the 9PM match on Saturday June 1, Madrid Experience would like to suggest a few ideas that will make you enjoy all the time you spend in the capital.
Enjoy one of the best stadiums in the world
One of the options any football fan choses when visiting Madrid is to do a tour of one of the most famous football stadiums in the world: Santiago Bernabeu. We recommend you visit the stadium, learn about its history, step on the grass and even dine enjoying the views of the field. No doubt this is an experience any lover of football would enjoy. If you are after a special VIP experience, we can arrange for a private visit of the stadium for you and your guests once it has closed to the general public, and then end the visit with a dinner.
Madrid’s signature spots
One of our favorite places is Madrid´s Royal Palace, a beautiful white palace located within the city centre. This magnificent building is almost twice as large as Versailles and has double the rooms, making it western Europe’s largest city palace.
Seeing the palace’s interior’s is a must, so, why not to take a VIP Tour of Madrid for you to learn about the stories and anecdotes of the monarchs who lived there. Outside the palace you can enjoy the beauty of the Sabatini gardens, their sculptures, fountains and amazing vegetation.
If you are after a more VIP experience, we can organise an exclusive tour of the palace, accessing some of the rooms not open to the general public, as part of a VIP Tour of Madrid.
Museums of note in Madrid
No weekend in Madrid is complete without some cultural activities, so if you are an art lover you can’t leave the capital without visiting some of the most important museums and artworks in Spain. We recommend you visit the Prado Museum and enjoy some of the most important works in western art, such as Velazquez’s “Las Meninas,” Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights,”or Goya’s “Naked Maja,” who was rumoured to be the Duchess of Alba.
You can also take in works by El Greco, and the mostly unknown, but extremely valuable, collection of items, dishes and objects d’art which make up the collection known as “The Dauphin’s Treasure,” which came to Spain with Philip V, Spain’s first Bourbon monarch and the son of France’s Louis XIV- in the XVIII century. We have a special Tour called Hidden Symbology in Art at the Prado Museum, for you enjoy a different version and a different experience.
If you have already visited El Prado, or if you prefer modern and contemporary art, we can organise a visit to the Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum, where you can take in Picasso’s “Guernika” as well as other works by Miró or Salvador Dalí.
But there is a large choice of museums to visit in Spain´s capital which will surprise you and are well worth a visit. Places like the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Royal Academy of San Fernando, where Goya was once an art student, the Museum of Romanticism, housed in a bourgeoise home from the XIX century, the Sorolla Museum (one of our favourites) or the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, which holds a fascinating collection of art and several personal objects of Mr. Galdiano, a famous publishing editor and art collector.
Madrid’s most famous neighbourhoods
You can’t leave the capital without having taken a stroll through some of Madrid’s most celebrated neighbourhoods. Have lunch in La Latina, taking in some delicious tapas or discover the hidden charm of Malasaña in a day filled with experiences. Visit the elegant neighbourhood of Salamanca and stop at some of its internationally-renowned luxury shops and boutiques. Finally, stroll around Old Madrid, taking in some of the city’s oldest shops and ancient streets.
Ancient Bars- the best places to eat in Madrid
It is well known that those who come to Spain expect to eat, and eat well. Madrid has a great variety of restaurants which range from places offering great tapas and Spanish delicacies such as calamari sandwiches, Madrilenian stew or the famous tortilla de patatas (potato omelette), to Michelin-starred establishments. Some of the most famous restaurants right now are Amazónico, El Ten con Ten, Diverxo and Triciclo.
Heavens Above! – Madrid´s Terraces
One of the most fascinating things about Madrid is the chance to enjoy views of its skyline from one of the city’s many terraces. Visit the Salvador Bachiller garden terrace and take in the ambiance. Otherwise, mingle with the Jet Set in terraces like Picalagartos SkyBar. There is no shortage of sky-high terraces in Madrid!
Shopping in Madrid
If you enjoy shopping, Madrid is the perfect place to while the afternoon away indulging in some retail therapy. Take a walk in the Salesas neighbourhood, Gran Vía Boulevard, or Fuencarral street, looking for the city’s best souvenirs. But if you desire more exclusivity, go to Serrano Street, Velazquez Street, or Claudio Coello Street. If you need a personal shopper to help you find the best shops, Madrid Experience is here to help! Ask us about it and we will ensure you are paired up with one of the city’s finest.
Fiesta in Madrid
You came to Madrid to enjoy yourself and now you want to experience the city’s nightlife. We understand. We can introduce you to some of Madrid’s best pubs and exclusive nightclubs. Get a drink at Medias Puri, dance at the Teatro Barceló disco, sing the night away at Toni2 with an eclectic mix of people or visit the famous Why Not for a night cap. Enjoy Madrid’s nightlife!
What to do in Madrid if you are part of a group?
If you need help looking for a private and exclusive experience, we can help organise a taylor-made visit to Madrid. We can adapt to the Champions League match and create a personalised tour so you can enjoy the time you spend in the capital. If you are looking for an exclusive and bespoke trip to Spain’s capital, contact us.
We can design taylor-made experiences for Toledo, Segovia and other cities close to Madrid. We can also organise unforgettable experiences centred around wine in the regions of La Mancha and Ribera del Duero.
We look forward to meeting you in Madrid!
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