Plans to squeeze the Community of Madrid thoroughly

Except for the beach, the Community of Madrid has everything any tourist could wish for, including some of the best museums in Spain (one of them has been chosen as one of the best museums in the world). Of course, we must highlight the city of Madrid, which is open, welcoming, traditional and modern. In addition, it is synonymous with culture.

Although the capital of Spain is home to numerous museums, monuments, places with a special charm and a great leisure offer, the autonomous community offers much more: from incredible natural spaces to places declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Today we propose 10 plans to make the most of the Community of Madrid. Can you come with us?

Art in its purest form

The first plan that we want to propose is for you to visit the galleries located in the so-called Paseo del Arte, that is, the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. In these three art galleries you will find interesting permanent collections and temporary exhibitions that are worthwhile.

Heritage of humanity by unesco

Another interesting plan that you can do in the Community of Madrid is to visit three enclaves that have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to their beauty and uniqueness. We refer to San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Alcalá de Henares and Aranjuez.

Villas of Madrid

Another option is to visit the Villas of Madrid, six tourist municipalities with a rich cultural and historical heritage. They are Buitrago del Lozoya, Chinchón, Colmenar de Oreja, Navalcarnero, Nuevo Baztán and Rascafría. If you download the VillaCard application, you will have all the information you need, as well as interesting discounts if you register.

Different museums

Real Madrid
Beyond the museums that we have mentioned before, the Community of Madrid is home to other types of museums that are also worthwhile. For example, if you are a sports fan you can visit Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, which are located in their respective stadiums . And for children, nothing like the House Museum of the Ratón Pérez.

Theme parks

Of course, this autonomous community is also home to numerous theme parks. One of the most popular is Parque Warner , which is located in San Martín de la Vega, although you will also have a great time at the Madrid Amusement Park, Faunia, Safari Madrid, Zoo, Aquarium, Aquopolis …

Tourist trains

A fun way to get to know the Community of Madrid is through its tourist trains, which will allow you to travel accompanied by hostesses dressed in period for the occasion and learn more about the history of some Madrid towns.

Sport in contact with nature

Of course, this autonomous community offers plenty of opportunities for lovers of outdoor sports. In fact, you can travel the entire region through its trails breathing the pure air of its natural spaces.

Gastronomic markets

One of the best plans you can do in Madrid is to discover its gastronomic markets, old markets that in recent times have become important gastronomic temples . In addition, some of them include very interesting leisure proposals. We refer, for example, to the Mercado de San Miguel, which is located in the most traditional center of Madrid.


Of course, in Madrid there is also space for music and dance. In fact, throughout the year festivals are held for all audiences : Autumn to Spring Festival, Madrid International Dance Festival, Festival of Performing Arts for Children and Young People, Teatralia, Animadrid, Mualfest, Suma Flamenca …


Finally, it is important that you keep in mind that Madrid is one of the liveliest cities in Europe when the sun goes down. The best of all is that Madrid’s nightlife offers fun for all tastes, being able to find a wide variety of styles: from discos with important DJs to small venues with live music.