What to do in Madrid in 4 days


This guide on what to do in Madrid in 4 days It will allow you to organize several walking routes through one of the cities with more leisure and cultural activities in Europe.
During the first three days in the city you will have visited all its tourist attractions such as the Prado and Reina Sofia museums, the Retiro park, the Gran Vía, the Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, the neighborhoods of Malasaña and Chueca, among others many places.
On this last day we suggest you take a day trip to one of the wonders that is closest to the city such as Toledo, Segovia or Ávila.

Based on the numerous times we have visited the capital of Spain, in the last we wrote this list of tips for traveling to Madrid, we have made an itinerary to know the best of Madrid in 4 days. We start!

Practical advice for Madrid

This list of tips will help you prepare a getaway to this amazing city:

  • To make the transfer from Barajas Adolfo Suarez airport to your hotel or to the center of Madrid you can take metro, train, bus, taxi or book this comfortable private transfer. For more information about the transfer you can consult this post on how to go from Madrid Airport to the center.
  • Two good options to stay in the city are the Room007 Select Sol and the One Shot Prado 23, both located near the Puerta del Sol and with an excellent quality / price ratio.
  • Booking a free tour of Madrid with a guide in Spanish is the best way to learn about the history and curiosities of this great city.
  • To move around Madrid we advise you to use the subway and save a little by buying the 10-trip ticket, which can be used by several people at once. Another good alternative if you have little time is to book the tourist bus that stops at all points of interest in the city.
  • Check if it is profitable to buy the Explorer Pass tourist card that allows you to save up to 40% on tickets to the main attractions of the city.
  • In the most recommended restaurants in Madrid we recommend you call before to reserve a table, especially if it is for dinner. You can find much more information about this in the post where to eat in Madrid.

First day in Madrid

The route of what to do in Madrid in 4 days Start breakfast with chocolate batons in San Ginés, located very close to Puerta del Sol. After the copious breakfast nothing better than walking to the Retiro Park to take a relaxing walk to the beautiful Crystal Palace.
When leaving the park you can take Alcalá street passing in front of the Puerta de Alcalá, the Fountain and the Cibeles Palace, until you reach the Círculo de Bellas Artes, where we recommend you go up to your terrace to enjoy one of the best visits of the city.
Alcalá street will also take you to the popular Puerta del Sol where you can find the famous statue of El Oso y el Madroño, the sign of Tío Pepe and Kilometer Zero of Spain, in front of the Town Hall.
A few meters from Sol is the Plaza Mayor, the most beautiful in the city and another of the most essential places to visit in Madrid.


Other considered best day trips in Madrid are:

- Excursion to the Escorial on the train of Felipe II
- Excursion to Cuenca and the Enchanted City
- Don Quijote tour of La Mancha
- Excursion to Aranjuez

Map of the fourth day excursions