Maybe you’ve already explored this magical city and you think you know every single spot of it. But we want to challenge you: we are quite that sure you didn’t know these hidden gems!
Salvador Bachiller Hidden Garden in Calle de la Montera
Calle de la Montera is one of the busiest streets in Madrid. Nevertheless, you can still find a quiet place in this magical tea room that seems to come straight out of a fairy tale on the top floor of the Salvador Bachiller shop, where you can grab a coffee for breakfast, something light for lunch, and relax with a drink in the evening. Open every day!
Credits of the photo: Iván Moreno
Street art in La Neomudéjar
This peculiar museum located near Atocha is an urban gallery for street art: it is a great space dedicated to the most innovative creations. Video-art festivals, exhibitions, talks and art installations are programmed in this space, which has artists in residence, who leave their mark on the building itself.
Enjoy the view from the Mirador of Plaza de Cibeles
Terraza Cibeles cocktail bar is located at the famous Plaza de Cibeles. The bar itself is located on top of the gorgeous Palacio de Cibeles, in which you can find restaurants, tourist information, and an art gallery. The building used to be home to the postal service with its current purpose leaning more towards the organization of exhibitions of new and historical Spanish artworks. The rooftop bar is a popular spot where people can go for a small fee. Upstairs, you can enjoy a variety of cocktails, wine, cava, and more. It’s highly recommendable to come well in time as getting a nice table with good views can be quite challenging. If you do though, you’ll get an amazing experience out of it.
(And if you want to know what to consider before moving to Madrid, check this out!)
By: Alessia Cuofano, University of Naples L’Orientale ’22