Calling out all the travel lovers who haven’t added this exotic destination, Madrid to your bucket list yet. Well, listen to your traveling passion and pack your bags for an adventure of a lifetime. Give yourself a break and plan a 3 or 4 day trip to the heart of Europe, Madrid. Below is a list of fun and cheap things to do for solo travelers in Madrid:
From cultural diversity and architectural legacies to the exotic nightlife and awe-inspiring rooftop arenas, the capital of Spain is an utterly glamorous destination to behold.
“Umm … it’s amazing, but spending thousands of Euros for a trip, not happening”, you might think.
Let me tell you a secret low-budget trip outline?
If yes, then you have just saved a great deal of money in your pocket because to your surprise, most of the activities I am going to pen down in this article are either entirely free or come within the range of 50-80 euros especially if you’re a solo traveler in Madrid. You would love me for this one. BELIEVE ME!
Excited right? You should be! People would kill for a trip like this, that too, in this petty amount of cash.
So, I am going to divide the trip into categories, jump to your favorite category and give it a read.
Explore the Art and Architecture of the City
If you’re a tourist with an artistic insight, you will admire the monumental heritage belonging to this city. Some of the statues and art pieces in the museums of Madrid date back to the 2nd century BC. Here is a quick overview of the museums and gigantic sculptures you can explore while touring the city.
The Royal Palace Museum
The Royal Palace Museum is famous for its marvelous assemblage of paintings and statues from world-class artists like Vel¡zquez and Caravaggio, Bernini, musical instruments, embroidery, and intricate royal furniture. Strolling through the exteriors of the palace will cost you literal zero pennies.
The Reina Sofia Museum
Walking through this 19th-century masterpiece, you can indulge in the spectacular Spanish art mastery. Guernica, Pablo Picasso’s creation is one of the major temptations here. Besides, it encircles nearly 0.1 million books written on the art and culture of Spain that grabs the attention of art lovers.
Madrid is home to more than 40 museums and art galleries, which are generally open to the public. Other museums you can enjoy on your trip to Madrid are:
Templo de Debod
Soaking in the warmth of the sun while observing the breathtaking view of the sunset at this immensely elegant architectural spot is a must-have adventure while in Madrid. This beautiful temple was endowed by the Egypt government to Spain for their efforts in constructing Aswan Dam.
Relish the Cultural and Traditional Values of the State
Madrid exhibits the Spanish culture and folklore in uncountable ways: the cathedrals, the flamenco dance companies, the plaza mayor all contribute to the versatility of Spanish traditions.
Corral de la Moreria
It is one of the flamenco theatres in Madrid that displays the captivating traditional flamenco dance performances. You can head to the theater to enjoy the shows.
Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco
You can buy a ticket to the flamenco show here in just 25 euros and chill with a beverage and experience the cultural norms of the Spanish.
Dine Out At Cafes and Restaurants
You will be thrilled by the hospitality of the people here as get your hands on the drinks in the bar and you might get free tapas, tortilla, or sometimes a bowl of paella too.
Restaurante Sobrino de Botin
Spanish cuisines prevail in unmatchable positions in the world. Among the various restaurants, this is the oldest one, serving delicacies in just 20-30 euros. You can try different mouthwatering dishes at a budget-friendly cost.
They will stew the classic Spanish food that you can enjoy in a calm setting. You can have a peaceful dine in at one of the finest restaurants in Madrid.
Other cafes and restaurants that you can avail food in at cheapish rates are:
- La Buha
- Fatigas del quieter
- Puerto Rico
El Retiro Park
The scenic views of orangish-yellow leaves falling from the branches, the stagnant crystal clear water of the retro pond, the tall standing King Alfonso Xll‘s memorial makes this park a place to sit, relax and absorb the soothing vibes in. The park is accessible to the public hence no cost will be charged.
Del Oeste Park
Del Oeste park is one of the biggest and most famous parks in Madrid as the linking of temple de bod makes it prominent among tourist visits.
If you have a little time to spare, there are certainly other activities you can get a kick out of while wandering around the city like:
- Cycling around the city
- Taking a metro tour
- Sightseeing the city in buses
- Night outs in bars
- Drinking at open-rooftops
- Shopping in the El Rastro street market
- Clubbing in the Teatro Kapital
Solo travelers in Madrid can get the most out of their trip with these fun activities without burdening your traveling budget.