MADRID IS THE THIRD LARGEST CITY in the European Union, and yet it feels like a relaxed barrio for the most part. With 21 districts and 128 wards or “barrios”, you’ll probably benefit from a quick guide to key areas. Once on the ground, Madrid is more than tasting tapas. It’s about taking 2-3 hours for a meal in which the best element is the conversation… it’s about walking around and failing to find an area that does not feel welcoming. In Madrid, you can meet people from all over Spain and both enjoy traditions (like outstanding flamenco shows) and celebrate new trends or ideas.
The experiences in here are suggestions to make the most out of your time in Madrid. These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals. The app allows you to walk into a city and instantly have friends there, to build your global network of friends, and to even have more fun connecting with new people in your home city. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.