The crown jewel of the Iberian plain, Madrid deserves a place on every sophisticated traveler’s itinerary. Spain’s capital teems with proud history and a certain enthusiasm that pervades all aspects of the culture. You can see it in explosive Real Madrid matches, on plazas in trendy neighborhoods, and outside old-school tapas bars on warm evenings.

  • Perfect for
    Art Lovers | Families | Foodies | Intellectuals | Style Mavens
  • When to go
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

  • 3 Days: Essential Madrid-LP

    3 Days: Essential Madrid

    Explore the rich culture of Madrid through a customized itinerary that balances local experience with guided touring. Members can enjoy special access to iconic sights, the most authentic restaurants and exciting day trips. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day One: Historic Madrid & Tour Options

      Lose yourself in the cobblestone streets of Madrid’s historic city center with a tour of its most famous plazas and monuments. Start at Kilómetro Cero in the Puerta del Sol, the centermost point of Madrid, and make your way to the beautiful murals decorating the Plaza Mayor. Members can get to know the capital while local guides share legends of Spanish royalty over afternoon tapas and wine tastings. End the day with a special-access visit to the magnificent Palacio Real.

    • Day Two: El Prado & the Arts

      After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely walk up the Paseo del Prado through Madrid’s most elegant neighborhood. At the world-famous Museo del Prado, your guide will meet you for a private tour of its greatest works and secrets. Lunch at a nearby Indagare-recommended restaurant and explore the modern art of the Reina Sofía, including Picasso’s Guernica. Finish the day browsing for hidden gems in the neighborhood Las Letras.

    • Day Three: Strolling el Retiro

      Make the most of your last day in the upscale Retiro neighborhood, the home of Madrid’s most impressive architecture and luxury shopping. Take a walk or a snack in the exotic Retiro park, where you can rent paddleboats and observe flocks of peacocks. Savor a late lunch in the dining mecca of Salamanca, and then make your way to the trendy Chueca and Malasaña neighborhoods for shopping and soaking up the local vibes.

Indagare's Amelia Osborne Scott
“There’s a rhythm to life in Spain. Like the staccato of an impassioned flamenco dance, this rhythm is unique. As welcoming and warm as the Spanish culture is, much of its essence is subtle, non-publicized. It’s up to the traveler to find a way in.”

What To See & Do

Ready to go and in need of expert trip planning? Contact us today.
Indagare Insider Michael Smith
“When you walk around Madrid’s streets, as opposed to those in London or Paris, there is a bustle and speed, but it is not as intense. The pace of Madrid is extraordinary relaxed and the people are so incredibly charming.”

What To Read

Everything we recommend is sourced first-hand by our well-traveled team and incredible network of insiders and resources around the world. Here are some the latest articles, interviews, and book and film recommendations not to be missed.

Become an Indagare Member Today!

Join sign in