6 Things to Do in Madrid for Free

With an agenda full of activities when visiting Madrid, it is sometimes hard to decide, and most important, we look more often for things to do without spending money. Just by thinking about transportation, lodging (if you are not from around) and food, your budget disappears. For that reason, here are 6 Things to Do in Madrid for Free:

Discover the mysteries of Egypt - The Temple of Debod

Discover the mysteries of Egypt:

You will feel like a real explorer when you find the Egyptian beauty in the center of Madrid. The Temple of Debod is surrounded by a park and by one of the best panoramic views of the Almudena Cathedral. A perfect sunny morning activity in Madrid. Enjoy the Parque del Oeste, relax on the grass with a delicious picnic and visit inside the temple to find out its history.

Discover Madrid with free tour guides

Discover Madrid with free tour guides

There are many companies that have free tour guides by the capital of Spain. The best thing is that you even can choose the neighborhoods you want to explore. Maybe you are a history lover and want to discover the "Madrid of the Asutrias" or you are more cosmopolitan and prefer to explore Malasana neighborhood and its surroundings in depth.

Free museums

Free museums

You can't miss the famous "White Night". The whole city gets dressed up and museums open at night. It is celebrated in many European cities and it's the perfect moment to dive into the cultural offer of Madrid. On some weekdays, Madrid museums such as the Museo del Prado or the Reina Sofia, are free.

Enjoy nature

Enjoy nature

Madrid is a big city and not everything is buildings and paved roads. In the past, it was said that a squirrel can travel through Madrid from tree to tree. Now it's probably not the same, but the city is full of greenery and beautiful parks. It's one of the best things to do for couples or kids. Walking between musicians and artists at the park or enjoying a pleasant afternoon at the Parque del Oeste are some of the things to do in Madrid for free.

For Architecture lovers

For Architecture lovers

If you like historic and symbolic buildings, there is nothing better than to get lost in the Gran Via during the day as much as at night. A street full of life with the best theaters and music. Our recommendation is to start the trip from Plaza de Espana and enjoy everything from Madrid architecture to the Plaza de Cibeles. It is an unforgettable walk of almost 2 kilometres.

Madrid gourmet experience

Madrid gourmet experience

The Mercado de San Miguel is the ideal place to enjoy an authentic gourmet experience in the center of Madrid. You will find the best products of the season and you will be able to taste them, as they make them you right there. If you are not hungry, no problem, just a visit to the market is worth it. It's an historical iron building that opened for the first time in 1916 that was renovated in 2009 for converting it into the actual market.