Discover Madrid

If life were a city, it would be Madrid

Discover all that this fascinating capital city can offer.
Our city has its secrets and InterContinental wants to help you discover them with our Concierge team’s assistance.
The team is available to you from the moment your stay is confirmed, to provide with any assistance and advice necessary to make the most of your stay in the beautiful city of Madrid.

Triangle of art

“El Triángulo del Arte” brings together some of the most important paintings in the world.
Along more than a kilometer you will find the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, and the Reina Sofía and Caixa Forum Art Centre.
Just 5 minutes away from the hotel you will find a real gem for art lovers, the Museo Sorolla, which was the painter’s private residence since 1910. Joaquin Sorolla, was born in Valencia, and he is considered to be the highest representative of Spanish impressionism and a master of light who knew how to convey the Mediterranean scene like no other.

Shopping spree

From the exclusivity of the most prestigious international fashion brands, even the most alternative designs, but without forgetting the traditional style, Madrid offers endless options for shopping.
Visit the elegant shopping area of Calle Serrano and Ortega y Gasset just a few minutes away.

Restaurant Botin 1725 Gourmet


Madrid offers more than 3,100 restaurants where you can enjoy from the most traditional to the most avant-garde Spanish cuisine. Some of the best restaurants in town are very close to the hotel.
Do not hesitate in consulting our Concierge team for recommendations to fit your taste.


Madrid has two main football teams: Real Madrid & Atlético de Madrid.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is just 10 minutes away from InterContinental Madrid and is facing a completed renovation.
With nearly a million visitors a year, the stadium and its Museum Tour is one of the main attractions of the city.
The Wanda Metropolitano is located 20 minutes away by metro and it is an impressive state of the art stadium.

World Heritage cities

In July 2021 one of Europe’s most famous streets, the tree-lined Paseo del Prado in the capital Madrid, has been added to the Unesco World Heritage list – along with the adjoining Retiro Park as “Landscape of Art and Science”.
Madrid enjoys a privileged location in the center of Spain. From the capital you can visit some of the most beautiful cities in the country, which UNESCO has listed as a World Heritage Sites. The most prominent are Toledo, Aranjuez, El Escorial, Alcala de Henares, Avila and Segovia.
Thanks to the high-speed train (AVE) you can visit cities like Barcelona, Seville and Cordoba in a maximum of 2.5 hours.

Things to do

Step outside the hotel on to the grand Paseo de la Castellana.
Lined with skyscrapers and terrace cafés, it´s the city’s longest and widest avenue.
Head south, stopping to admire the monumental neo-classical buildings around Plaza de Cibeles, including Madrid City Hall.
The Círculo de Bellas Artes is a must for coffee and cake served by elderly, white-aproned waiters or just visit its rooftop terrace which affords one of the most spectacular views of Madrid.
Then join the throngs of Madrileños – and their dogs – in El Retiro, the city’s beloved park. The lake has boats for hire.

Tread in the footsteps of Cervantes in the Barrio de las Letras, the cobblestoned literary quarter of Madrid with its antique art and book shops.
Nearby is the city´s “Museum Mile” where you can gaze at countless Goyas in the Prado Museum, or be moved by Picasso’s “Guernica” at the Reina Sofía Museum.
Walk over to Calle de las Huertas for some eclectic fashion shopping.
Popular Plaza Santa Ana with its outdoor cafés is where the locals go for an after-work plate of tapas and a cold beer.

Watching the sunset from the Egyptian Temple of Debod is an experience you won’t forget.
Continue with a walk to the Palacio Real complex and admire the 18th-century buildings – all magically lit at night.
The magnificent Plaza Mayor, once the scene of bullfights, is the place to try the city’s most iconic street food: a fried squid sandwich.
You can satisfy your craving for a glass of Rioja in the old taverns of La Latina, or squeeze into the Mercado de San Miguel for stand-up plates of paella.

Dictionary: Not everyone in Spain speaks a fluent English. Therefore, we recommend that you bring a small dictionary or download one on your phone in order to learn useful everyday phrases.
IHG Translator App is also a great option.
Shoes: Madrid is a great city for walking so make sure you bring comfortable shoes for walking tours.
Camera: In Madrid there is so much to see, so do not forget your camera.



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28046 Madrid, Spain
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