MADRID

MARTA OTADUY MARZOTTO

48 HRS INSIDER GUIDE

Spanish born and raised in Madrid, Marta is a lawyer by profession turned into a full-time yogi. Wife to an Italian and mother to a beautiful little girl (and an even more beautiful Hungarian vizsla dog), she moved to Milan 2 years ago, after having spent 6 years in Hong Kong.   

EAT

 

AMAZONICO
Mediterranean - Japanese - vibrant

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Step right into the Amazon rainforest with this restaurant’s overwhelming greenery and tropical Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. P.s. don’t miss the sound of international musicians in the Jungle Jazz club! 

ULTRAMARINOS QUINTIN
traditional - cozy - healthy

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A traditional supermarket turned into a restaurant, snack and observe the bustle of the city through the bright open windows and high tables.  

MERCADO DE SAN MIGUEL
lively - local - international

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Wander through the indoor market and try the various cuisines at the specialty shops specifically, stop and slurp down some fresh oysters.   

JUANA LA LOCA
tapas - modern - cozy

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With an emphasis on feeding the senses, this restaurant serves another Madrid must, Pincho de Tortilla de Patatas, as well as other dishes with great combinations of flavors and ingredients. 

CASA LUCIO
tapas - historic - family-run

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Located on the same land where the current owner Lucio first worked at the age of 12, this restaurant serves amazing Huevos Rotos. 

LANDÓ
authentic - Spanish - traditional

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Spotting a Real Madrid football player while tasting a variety of Spanish dishes, is a common sight at this local restaurant located a few blocks from the royal palace.   

DRINK

FLORIDA RETIRO
historical - rooftop - live show

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At sunset look over the treetops at this rooftop bar with views of the city’s skyline.

HABANERA
cocktails - music - tropical

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Make sure to book a spot at this musical and tropical bar with gulps of cocktails and bites of authentic Cuban dishes that will take you to Havana. 

ARTS
cocktails - laidback - stylish

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This art gallery turned dance club, is more than just a place to drink and dance: it’s a place to experience vivid and colorful artworks!  

EXPERIENCE

PARQUE RETIRO
nature - local - cool
Rent a bike and cruise through various Andalusian gardens to spot the oldest tree in Madrid, over 400 years old, or row a boat through the pond in the center of the park. 

PALACIO REAL
art from the past - gallery - historical
For some rich and beautiful Spanish history, tour the home of the kings of Spain with sights including the gardens of Campo del Moro or the palace’s park. 

TELEFERICO
nature - unusual - historical
Fly in magical gondolas over the capital of Spain with enchanting views of one of the largest, most historic and green areas of Madrid, Casa de Campo. 

STADIO SANTIAGO BERNABÉU
culture - lively - local
For a true local experience, enter the gates of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and snag a white and blue Real Madrid scarf to truly cheer on the football stars. 

PARTY

TATEL
cool crowd - live music - cocktails

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Not only a popular hub for cocktails and traditional Spanish cuisine, enjoy the sounds of a diverse variety of live music including vocalists, percussionists, and DJs.  

FORTUNY
downtown - live music - wild

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A Mediterranean restaurant, a cocktail garden, and a fully equipped audio-visual club encompass this after midnight hot spot.  Grab a bite, sip a drink, or dance the night away.  

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