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City guides:

  • The Indispensable Guide of Madrid. The Madrid Tourist Board offers you an essential guide for making the most of Madrid: a chronology of the city, routes, a programme of guided tours, shopping, nightlife in Madrid, gastronomy, practical information and much more. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid practical city guide. In this guide you will find how to come to Madrid, how to move around, useful addresses, some Hotel and Restaurants. By descubremadid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid Family Experience. Programme consisting of three tours, ideal to go on with children. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  •  A sunday in Madrid. Sunday is possibly the best day to discover the “real” Madrid. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here 

Calendar of events

  •  Calendar month by month 2013. Full year calendar of events of Madrid month by month. Download here

Specific areas:

  • Urban guided map of austrias neighbourhood. The Austrias area is full of interesting places, monuments, streets, and of course tipical restaurants, shops and mucho more. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  •  El Rastro, Madrid famous street market. Which every Sunday and public holiday morning spills along the Ribera de Curtidores and surrounding streets. A must for anyone wanting to get to know the city. By descubremadid.com (PDF) Download here
  • The Madrid River Area. At the Madrid Tourist Board we want you to make the most of your visit to Madrid and so we offer you a number of different ways to get to know the city and enjoy the Madrid River area. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: Alcala area. This route is devoted almost entirely to a place which, together with the Rastro and the Casa del Campo, attracts a good proportion of the city's residents every Sunday: the Retiro park. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: Banco de España area. The worlds of politics,finance and art meet in this route along streets packed with history,art and bars. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: Cibeles area. The most elegant avenue in this city, the Paseo del Prado stretches from the fountain of Cibeles to Atocha railway station. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: Conde Duque area. A lengthy route through the northern part of the historic centre, from the district known as Bourbon Madrid to the Paseo de Recoletos. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: from Recoletos to Castellana area. Go from fountain Cibeles to KIO towers through the longest thoroughfare of the city, the paseo de la Castellana. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: Gran Via area. Madrid's Gran Vía (or High Street) is the most modern street in the central area, and its main commercial thoroughfare. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  •  Guide of the Gran Vía of Madrid. Here’s a little guide to help you discover all this avenue has to offer on its 100th anniversary. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: Moncloa area. Its proximity to the university campus and to the student halls of residence have made it a fashionable place for young people. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: Plaza Mayor area. The triangle between the Royal Palace,Plaza Mayor and the Basilica of San Francisco el Grande coincides roughly with the city centre created by the kings of the Hapsburg dynasty. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF). Download here 
  • Madrid cultural route: Salamanca area. the Salamanca district is a residential area with a large number of art and fashion outlets, many of which are in the calle Serrano. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid cultural route: Sol area. The best starting-point for getting to know the city of Madrid is undoubtedly the Puerta del Sol. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here

Thematic Guides:

  • The walk of the arts route. El Prado Museum, Thyssen and the Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum make up this cultural offer. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid Royal sites guide. Madrid boasts of an incomparable wealth of heritage: magnificent buildings located in natural spaces that enhance further, if possible, the appearance of Spain's heritage. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid, a city of architecture. A guide of main monuments, squares and buildings. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Guide of nature, history and architecture of madrid. Download this guide to know the most important things about the nature the history and the architecture of madrid. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Industrial Archaeology in Madrid. Discover some of the most fascinating museums in Madrid and take home a little gift to remember them by. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here  
  • Madrid and the Royal Guard. Every Wednesday, Madrid’s Royal Palace hosts a spectacular and historical event: the Changing of the Royal Guard. Madrid Tourist Board joins the celebrations with two special guided tours. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Churches and Convents. Madrid is one of the five capital cities with the largest ecclesiastical heritage. The Madrid Tourist Board provides a guide to its convents, churches and monasteries. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here 
  • Contemporary Art route in Madrid Region. Useful information about where to find contemporary art in the region, how to get there, the institutions responsible history of the towns and cities exhibiting it. By madrid.org (PDF) Download here
  • Routes through the Main Squares in Madrid Region. A wealth of variety as is that of the region´s main squares: From Bustarviejo to Navalcarnero, from Chinchón to La Villa y Corte, from Aranjuez to San Lorenzo de El Escorial... a wealth of urban architecture, gastronomy, landscapes and culture. By madrid.org (PDF) Download here
  • Palaces and Monasteries in Madrid region. By touring the palaces and monasteries you will also discover the cities and towns of the Region of Madrid, its unique treasures and its natural conservation. By madrid.org (PDF) Download here

Entertainment:

  • Main places to enjoy family leisure. Theme paks, amusement parks, funfairs, water parks, karting centers, 3-D planetarium, zoo, aquarium and so on. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid Free for You. Madrid offers residents and visitors alike a variety of cultural events and leisure activities. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid LGTB for You. Whatever your sexual orientation, you are guaranteed to feel at home in Madrid. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here 
  • Madrid Wellness for You. Places where one can pamper the body, mind, and sometimes even the soul using hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, oriental techniques, osteopathy, reflexology, aromatherapy, chromotherapy as well as other innovative treatments aimed at relaxing the body and relieving stress. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid Nigthlife for You. The nightlife in Madrid is undoubtedly one of the city’s main attractions. Tapas bars, cocktail bars, discos, jazz lounges, live music, venues, flamenco theatres and establishments of all kinds successfully cater to the particular needs of clients of all ages. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here 

Gastronomy:

  • Guide of traditional dishes of Madrid and gastonomy walks in the city. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Little guide to make the most of the tapas culture in Madrid. What you should order, the key gastronomic events in the city and the best areas for tapas and wines. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Tasting Madrid. Madrid is a paradise for lovers of good food, overflowing with eateries serving everything from traditional Spanish food to the most exotic cuisines. By Saborea-madrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Wine and Tapas in Madrid. The Tourist Board offers you a little guide to make the most of the tapas culture in Madrid: what you should order, the key gastronomic events in the city and the best areas for tapas and wines. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • The 100-year-old Restaurants and Taverns of Madrid. The 100-year-old Restaurants and Taverns of Madrid (RCM) are thirteen establishments that have been in operation for more than 100 years.By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  •  Guide of terraces and cafes in the historical and centre areas of Madrid. For visitors that want to enjoy some spare time and look for tranquillity, perhaps the advisable thing to do is have a go at one of the very many traditional cafés typical of Madrid or Terraces bar. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here

Shopping:

  • Shopping in Madrid. The Tourist Board offers you a comprehensive guide for making the most of shopping in Madrid. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here 
  • Guide of shopping itineraries. From beautiful antiques through the latest designs, furniture, fashion, the most prestigious trademarks, gifts, to souvenirs or select gastronomic products, they all fill up shop windows everywhere in the Community of Madrid, making them very attractive to the passer-by. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • The Madrid Shopping Experience. When it comes to shopping, Madrid is at the top of the list of unmissable destinations. Home to the most exclusive brands, the city offers visitors Luxury with a capital L.By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Shopping Guide Serrano. Calle Serrano, alongside Calle Ortega y Gasset, Claudio Coello, Lagasca, Castelló, Goya, Velázquez, Jorge Juan and Príncipe de Vergara, form the so-called Golden Mile. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Gran Vía Avenue Shopping Guide. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Guide of the best shopping malls in Madrid. Madrid has a great very many different Shopping Malls. Some base their offer on both Spanish and international first-class trademark stores. Others focus on leisure and eating out and usually combine stores with other facilities such as cinemas, bowling alleys, sports facilities, discos,restaurants and so on. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here
  • Guide of the charming, tipical, traditional and oldest shops in Madrid. There are a great many establishments full of tradition in Madrid. They are family - run businesses whose secrets and good practices in their manufacturing of products have been handed down through various generations or new businesses that have recovered the old ways. By El Consorcio de Turismo de Madrid (PDF) Download here

Sports

  • Sports in Madrid. Madrid is closely affiliated with the world of sport. This is best reflected in the fervor shown by Madrilenians at major sporting events. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Practise Sport in Madrid. Football, basketball, handball, tennis, athletics, running, cycling, hiking, golf, swimming, horse riding… Madrid and sport are complementary terms. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Long Live Football in Madrid. Madrid is home to some of the greatest football teams in the world. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here

Passengers in transit

  • Flight passengers in Transit. If you are going to spend a few hours in the Spanish capital between flights, why not take advantage and discover the city. Here you have all the information you need to make the most of your trip. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Train passengers in Transit through Atocha Station. Have you come to Madrid by train and have a couple of hours to spare before your next AVE (high speed train) leaves? Make the most of your time by discovering some of Madrid’s many attractions. We suggest a number of routes starting from Atocha station that transport you into the cultural, historic and shopping heart of Madrid that last between one and four hours. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here

Accessibility:

  • Madrid Accessible Tourism Guide. The Madrid Tourist Board has teamed up with numerous organizations and companies with ties to tourism, including hotels, restaurants, public transport services, museums, cinemas, theatres, markets and convention centres and put together this useful guide packed with practical information about the accessibility of establishments in the Spanish capital. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Madrid Accessible Tourism Guide - Accommodation. This guide offers you all the information you need on the accessibility of a large selection of hotels in the Spanish capital. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here 
  • Accessible places in Madrid: museums, shopping centers and restaurants. Visit museums, shopping centers and restaurants in Madrid that offer easy access and enjoyment to people with disabilities. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here

Students:

  • Guide for students of Spanish in Madrid. With this guide you will learn about public institutions and private centres where you can either learn Spanish or improve your existing Spanish. It also contains practical information about where to stay, where to eat, what places you can visit during your stay that are associated with the Spanish language, where to have fun, where to go should you encounter any difficulties and many other bits of advice. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here
  • Language Tourism in Madrid. Guide for students of Spanish. By Esmadrid.com (PDF) Download here