Itinerarios Turísticos Peatonales
Pedestrian Touristic Pathways.
From Plaza de Cibeles, you can follow 6 different self-guided pathways.
Metro: Banco de España (line 2).
There is also a site that gives advice regarding some other walking tours:
There are also guided tours; find more cheching:
www.esmadrid.com/es/portal.do?TR=C&IDR=473&IDM=71&NM=3 (different languages)
Pinchos and tapas everywhere!
One of the things that can be enjoyed in Madrid is pinchos and tapas. PINCHOS are normally a slice of bread with something(in the picture tortilla de patata with confited onion,mmmmmmmmmm), salmon and salad, gulas, foie with strawberry jam, iberian ham , duck with avocado........
... and TAPAS is a dish with, for instance, potatoes, octopus, cheese, scamble eggs with asparrags(esparragos trigueros), sepia, stuffed peppers, pimientos de padrón, albondigas(meat balls), croquetas....
Spectacular pinchos in:
Juana la Loca
Pl. Puerta de Moros 4
91 364 05 25
La Casa Encendida
La Casa Encendida is a social work project. It offers a great deal of exhibitions of different types, such as art, music, or cinema cycles. Also you can find many different work shops that can be very interesting... if you're staying in Madrid for a longer period of time! In any case it's a place that's worth visiting for its interesting exhibitions, which are in many cases free entrance.
Only one thing, the area where the Casa Encendida is in, is famous for its drug dealing... it's not the safest place in Madrid at night, so be careful! During the day it should be perfectly ok to be around the area, so don't let this put you off!
Casa Mira is a shop where you find dozens of traditional candyproducts. Turron is delicious noga from almond paste. its packed in a wooden box. it has a hard and a soft version. this candy is a popular christmass gift.
La Latina Area
Nightlife in Madrid is something special. It doesn't matter if it's your first time in the city and you don't know which bar is good for a drink, You only have to visit an area and you will find dozens of good places.