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Spotted By Locals


Insider tips by Madrid locals!

Spotted by Locals City Profile

With the Spotted by Locals Madrid online tips or iPhone App, you'll have the ins 'n outs of Madrid at your fingertips!
Below you'll find a few great tips & recommendations, spots and fun things to do in Madrid.

Just the tip of the iceberg...

El Rastro (by Aneta Quraishy)
For a lazy Sunday of exploring El Rastro is a perfect fit. A Sunday Market which hosts loads of little stands and bars. 
“Have a vermut in one of the very down-to-earth bars that line calle Ribera de Curtidores. Start down in the Embajadores neighborhood and enjoy the walk up to La Latina.” Read more

Copyright - Aneta Quaraishy

El Matadero de Madrid(by Elia García García)

Nearly 150.00 m2 of space dedicated to art, design and performances! And most of them are free too!
“In the different buildings and in the patio you can assist in design expos, concerts and video art shows… it’s a training place and meeting point for creators, institutions, programmers, cultural managers, critics, and synthesizing, professionals of design and art.” Read more

Copyright - Elia García García

La Ardosa (by Nikko Hinderstein
With some of Nikko's favorite tapas, this bar is typical Spanish with relaxing Jazzy tunes to go along with your drinks and finger food! 

“Just off of busy Fuencarral, La Ardosa always has a pleasant jazzy atmosphere filled with typical Spanish scents.” Read more

Copyright - Nikko Hinderstein

Cisne Azul (by Aldara Collet)

While the outside doesn't look extremely inviting, it's all about the dinners here! With their specialty being mushrooms. “It looks like a crappy bar at first sight and it has very few tables but oh sweet Lord!! Try the garlicky boletus topped with a fried egg.” Read more

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El Lateral(by Aldara Collet)

Located beautifully with a long terrace on the street, Lateral is a great place for delicious tapas and people watching. 

“One of the four locations in Madrid, El Lateral is a local favorite amongst the “madrilians” for providing good quality “tapas” at a fine ambiance along with easy prices.” Read more

Copyright - Aldara Collet

La Latina(by Teresa Juan López)

This is a perfect spot for you to immerse yourself a midst many locals, sip a beer and enjoy the sun.
“People sitting on the floor sunbathing with a beer in their hand; people playing the guitar or just chatting. The neighbourhood changes completely and it is full of activity.” Read more

Copyright - Teresa Juan López

Toni 2(by Teresa Juan López)

For a good night out you'll need good friends, some drinks and maybe some food. This piano bar goes a long way to make your night a special one!

“It is a very special place, a symbol of spontaneity because everybody is sitting around the large piano and there are turns for everybody to take the microphone and sing.” Read more

Copyright - Teresa Juan López

Plaza de la Paja (by Aneta Quraishy)
This square is a personal favorite of Spotter Aneta. With several bars and cafes lined up around the square it's a great spot to relax and soak up some sun.
 “This is without doubt my favourite madrileño square, in the heart of the trendy La Latina, the Austrias neighbourhood. It is a leafy square surrounded by lovely historical buildings [...]” Read more

Copyright - Aneta Quaraishy

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