Our most recommended things to do in Malasana Neighborhood

Madrid: Big Bus Open-Top Sightseeing Tour with Live Guide

1. Madrid: Big Bus Open-Top Sightseeing Tour with Live Guide

Experience the electric energy and vibrant culture of Madrid on Big Bus open-top panoramic sightseeing tour. Sit back and relax as your live guide explains the history behind famous sights like the Royal Palace, Biblioteca Nacional, Puerta de Alcalá, and many more. Travel through the heart of Madrid, and admire iconic cultural landmarks like the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. See lush parks like the Reales Jardines Botánicos and Parque de Atenas. Feast your eyes on the city's most beautiful buildings such as Palacio de Cibeles, Estación de Atocha, and Catedral de la Almudena. Feel the warm Spanish sun on your skin and enjoy the city's buzzing atmosphere like never before. Enjoy your professional guide's commentary and learn about Madrid's rich history and cultural importance. With 11 daily departures, make the most of an easy way to discover Madrid's beauty and charm. For a different perspective on the city, you can also choose to take the tour at night time, to enjoy the sights of the city illuminated for the evening.

Madrid: Pub Crawl with Tapas and VIP Club Entry

2. Madrid: Pub Crawl with Tapas and VIP Club Entry

Plunge into the dynamic nightlife of Madrid on a pub crawl with discounted drink specials and a complimentary plate of tapas. Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of two renowned neighborhoods. Navigate a diverse range of taverns, each presenting a distinct flavor of Madrid's lively bar scene. Join your guide and roam the alleys of Malasaña and Chueca, discovering a variety of local gems, from sophisticated cocktail lounges to trendy tapas bars and electrifying flamenco clubs or indie rock joints. There's a venue to suit every taste. Conclude the evening with skip-the-line access to one of the capital city's top clubs. Step directly into the epicenter of Madrid's nightlife, bypassing any queues. Relish a unique outing, as itineraries vary each evening.

Madrid: Private 3-Hour Tour

3. Madrid: Private 3-Hour Tour

Discover the highlights of the inner city of Madrid on a tour catered specifically to your wishes and interests. Decide between a classic route covering the Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, Plaza Mayor and more historical buildings, or an alternative route following in the footsteps of poets and thinkers, learning all about the Golden Age. Tour the hip districts and experience neighborhoods like Chueca, Malasaña and Lavapiés. Visit a viewing platform with an incredible view over the city or integrate a museum visit into the tour. Relax at countless tapas bars and enjoy the relaxing Spanish way of life.

Madrid: Street Art Bike Tour

4. Madrid: Street Art Bike Tour

During this tour you will learn about the history of street art and the techniques that graffiti artists use while decorating the walls, mettal shutters and other elements present in the cities. Muelle (lit. Spring of a mattress) is considered as the pioneer of the graffiti movement in Madrid and you will observe a tag which is still preserved from 1989. A very young fellow who participated in the establishment of a new cultural movement in town. Once the first part of your visit is completed and the bicycle safety instructions explained, you will head towards Alonso Martinez, where the first piece created by Boa Mistura is photographed. This crew, born and raised in the outskirts of Madrid, has participated in street art projects all around the world and is considered by many as one of the most important designing agencies in the country. On your way to Malasaña, you will cross the artwork of national artists who participated in the 2017 edition of Pinta Malasaña, a street art festival which colors this trendy neighborhood during the month of April. Plaza Dos de Mayo is the center of it and "Bolardo Voy, Bolardo vengo" a colorful display of traffic elements which will surprise you. There will also be time to visit Solar Antonio Grilo and Esto es una Plaza by bike, both local hubs created for and by the community of Lavapiés and Noviciado areas. These urban gardens full of street art were once abandoned places and now example to other communities around the globe on how to implement hybrid economy systems. This tour will show you the interventions of street artists such as El Rey de la Ruina, Cassassola, Ze Carrión, Por Favor and many more.

Madrid: Evening Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour with a Local

5. Madrid: Evening Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour with a Local

In Spain, tapas are more than just food—they're a social and cultural activity meant to be enjoyed in company. Some are elaborate plates full of food; others are bite-sized dishes of olives or potato chips. Some are hot; some are cold. Rather than sitting at a table, people commonly eat their tapas standing up at the bar or at small tables. It stands to reason, because tapas are informal, and the bars are often busy. Get an authentic taste of local bites and drinks on this guided tasting tour around Madrid. Explore local favorites like La Latina and Plaza Mayor on foot, tasting Spanish specialties, traditional sweets, wine, and more along the way. Your tapas adventure begins in Plaza de la Villa, the old main square in central Madrid. After a brief introduction to the city and its tapas credentials, head towards Mercado de San Miguel, the first gourmet market in all of Spain and liveliest culinary spots in the city. While walking alongside stalls and tapas bars offering a wide variety of treats you will learn about the importance of Spanish market culture. From there we will hear to local tavern under Plaza Mayor, where we’ll start with an aperitivo, what else?! Spain is a well-known cheese producing nation, offering the world such cheesy delights as manchego. We’ll try some delicious Spanish cheese and the famous tortilla de patata, alongsidea glass of vermouth of course Next, we’ll head to the pulsating barrio La Latina to explore its narrow lanes and fascinating history. This neighbourhood is ultra trendy right now and is popular with locals for its vibrant food and drink scene. We will stop at the tavern, where you will have a chance to taste a very local liquor that any lover of Madrid knows about. The Madroño goes well together with some red meat, so let`s taste some Spanish Chorizo. From there, we will head back to the oldest part of Madrid, as we walk, we’ll continue to chat about the city’s history and food culture. Our next food stop, right in the heart of Plaza Mayor is to try the iconic bocadillo de calamares, the famous sandwich of the city. To wash it down, we’ll try some local beer too! Back on the streets, your local guide will point out interesting sights and alternative food and drink stops for you to explore on your own as we head to our penultimate foodie highlight of the day. The perfect snack at any time of day are the shrimps. We’ll try some of Madrid’s most famous shrimps together with some Spanish house wine, red or white is you to choose from. After that we will walk towards Puerta del Sol, one of the most iconic spots of Madrid and finish our tapas adventure with a local dessert. Once you’ve finished your dessert, your guide will take you back to Puerta del Sol, where they can help you out with directions back to your accommodation or ideas on where to go next!

Madrid: City Highlights Private Bike Tour

6. Madrid: City Highlights Private Bike Tour

Start your private tour from the bike shop in the heart of Madrid near Puerta del Sol. Get a guide that speaks English, French, Dutch, or Spanish to ensure that you can understand their fascinating commentary. Tour for 3 hours through small streets and parks. Ride through the hippest areas of Madrid, the neighborhoods of Chueca and Malasaña. Soak up the modern shopping and dining area of Chueca. Enjoy the bohemian vibe of Malasaña to ‘La Movida de Madrid'. See splendid views from El Parque Del Oeste. Cruise to an Egyptian/Roman Temple of Debod that was a gift from the government of Egypt and hear the story behind this impressive present. Marvel at the mighty Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor. Stop in the old market and get recommendations on what to eat. Bike to El Barrio Las Letras, El Parque Del Buen Retiro (Retiro Park), pass by the Fountain of Neptune, Prado Museum, and the incredible city hall of Madrid (el Palacio de Cibeles). See this and more on this thrilling tour of Madrid.

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What people are saying about Malasana Neighborhood

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 52 reviews

It was a great chance to try both foods and drinks that are favorites in Madrid. Wines and Vermouth. The Gildas and the shrimp were our favorites. Chocolate and churros were a great way to end the night. Our guide was very good!

Great way to experience this beautiful city in a short time and learn about its history and culture. We loved it. Highly recommend.

A brilliant tour with a knowledge and very helpful guide. Saw a lot of cool art and enjoyed the tour a lot.

This is a great tour and there was alot of detail. Be careful with the length. It went long - over 3 hours.

Punctual, very friendly guide (Mathilde), everything worked out great.