The description of Madrid’s Best: City Travel Guide
Known for elegant boulevards, sprawling manicured parks and fine art museums, Spain’s capital Madrid also has a buzzing cafe and bar scene, which helps make it a superb city-break destination. Madrid's Best is the ideal accompanying travel guide. It’s attractive, easy-to-use and written by a pro author whose inside knowledge enables hand-picking places that won’t disappoint. All content, illustrated by 220+ pics, is original and independent; no recommendations are ads!
Madrid's Best starts with essential trip-planning information and an overview of key neighbourhoods so you can decide where to stay.
Hand-crafted itineraries then offer first-timers the perfect walking-tour intro to Madrid’s historic core, with its opulent Palacio Real.
Or just dive right in to a section on sights & activities, organised by interest. For art fans there’s the delight of the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza as well as a host of smaller galleries.
Other sections help you to plot Madrid's history; find kid-friendly diversions; succumb to city parks & gardens; and explore its football heritage; including Real Madrid’s splendid Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
More than anything else, though, Madrid is a city to be savoured by wandering streets, hanging out in bars and cafés, sampling tapas, and dancing the night away, as many native madrileños do.
The app will help you live like one by making authentic restaurants tapas bars easy to find, and by suggesting after-hours activities in clubs, theatres and more. But we haven’t forgotten to recommend shops for souvenirs either!
APP FEATURE: TRIP PLANNING
Key before-you-go information, including:
★ Costs & Money
★ Seasons, Festivals & Events
APP FEATURE: NEIGHBOURHOODS
The lowdown on city neighbourhoods:
★ Royal Madrid
★ Chueca & Malasaña
★ Lavapiés & around
★ Outside the Centre
★ Paseo del Arte & Retiro
★ Argüelles & Moncloa
★ Barrio de Salamanca
★ Sol & Huertas
APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES & WALKS
With instructions and transport links:
★ Madrid Day One
★ Madrid Day Two
APP FEATURE: SIGHTS, ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS
Backgrounders and practical advice on:
★ Kids & Families
APP FEATURE: LISTINGS
Recommendations of where to eat, drink, shop and more:
★ Bars & Cafés
★ Music, Theatre & Cinema
★ Shops & Shopping
★ Tapas Bars
APP FEATURE: TECHNICAL
✔ One-click website LINKS.
✔ One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones).
✔ NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images.
✔ LOCATION info (using your device's GPS).
✔ Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers.
✔ Save and share FAVOURITES.
✔ Easily CONTACT the author.
• The entire contents of Madrid’s Best is freely available by installing above. The only restrictions are that this will only work when you are online and only with intermittent ads.
• An IN-APP PURCHASE eliminates all ads and allows you to take all the content (except maps) offline.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in Madrid to Spanish/Irish parents, Patrick López has dedicated much of his life to discovering the delights of the Spanish capital, from treading the galleries of its world-renowned art museums to hanging out in its tapas bars and cafés. In his spare time he enjoys cycling in the woods and mountains surrounding Madrid.
Icon graphic: ©PromoMadrid, author Alfredo Urdaci
Feature graphic: ©Tomás Fano