Bucket List: Madrid

After living in Madrid for a month and a half, I’m realizing there’s so many things i still need to do that I need to make a “to do” list. I found a great site that inspired many of the items on this list. If you’d like to see the full original list, click here.
# 1. See the Puerta de Atocha (main train station) gardens


# 2. See the Palacio de Cristal (Crystal Palace)


# 3. Rent a rowing boat in Retiro’s lake
# 4. See the Cibeles fountain

# 5. See Madrid from the top of the Circulo de Bellas Artes building

# 6. Walk along the Gran Vía (Madrid’s main artery)
# 7. See “El Rey del León” on Gran Via
# 8. See the Puerta de Alcalá

# 9. Eat something sweet at “La Mallorquina”


# 10. Eat a “squid sandwich” at the Plaza Mayor
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# 11. See the monument dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attack
# 12. Take a walk through Madrid’s Rastro (market) on any Sunday morning


# 13. Eat a ration of patatas bravas at the famous “Las Bravas”
# 14. Visit Don Quijote and Sancho Panza at the Plaza de España

# 15.  Templo de Debod
# 16. See Picasso’s “Guernica” in the Reina Sofía Museum


# 17. Go to Museo del Prado
# 18. See the Real Jardín Botánico
# 19. Eat tapas at San Miguel market

# 20. Visit the Palacio Real and the Plaza de Oriente
# 21. Stroll through Sabatini’s gardens
# 22. Eat at the legendary Subterranean Chinese Restaurant (under Plaza de España)



# 23. See Km. 0 (where all roads in Spain stem from)

# 24. Visit the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen)

# 25. Tour Bernabeu field (Real Madrid’s football stadium)
# 26. Enjoy some good jazz at the Café Central
# 27. See all of Madrid from the Tetas de Vallecas (a set of hills on the outskirts)
# 28. See the four towers from the Chamartin station


# 29. Eat indian food in Lavapies

# 30. Eat a good ration of Churros at Chocolatería San Ginés

# 31. See the shiny dome of the Metropolis building

# 32. Admire Madrid’s skyline from the Teleférico (cablecar)
# 33. Go to the Thyssen Museum
# 34. Go to the Museo de America
# 35. Go to el Escorial
# 36. Go to Segovia
# 37. Go to Cuenca
# 38. See the Palacio Real from the Campo del Moro
# 39. Go to Casa de la Panadería (in the Plaza Mayor)
# 40. Visit Las Ventas (the bullring)


# 41. Go out drinking in Chueca and Malasaña

# 42. See the Puerta de Toledo


# 43. Go to Toledo

# 44. Plaza de Colón

You can't see it.. but I'm standing right there!
You can’t see it.. but I’m standing right there!

# 45. See the Kio Towers 

Everyday on my way to work I see these weirdly built towers
Everyday on my way to work I see these weirdly built towers 

# 46. See Caixa Forum’s vertical garden


# 47. Enjoy some cañas (beers) on a terrace in la Latina

# 48. Eat a juicy roast chicken at Casa Mingo
# 49. Ride the Abismo at the Parque de Atracciones
# 50. See the Lions in front of Congreso de los Diputados
# 51. See the Plaza de Neptuno

# 52. Visit the snowy Sierra de Madrid
# 53. Go see the history of the Metro at Andén Cero
# 54. Visit the house where Cervantes was born (Alcalá de Henares)
# 55. See the sky from the Planetario at Tierno Galván
# 56. Climb up the Faro de la Moncloa
# 57. Go to the Zoo
# 58. Go for a walk in the Casa de Campo
# 59. Run a 5k
# 60. Eat a good bowl of Cocido Madrileño
# 61. Discover the Plaza Dos de Mayo. Birthplace of the Movida
# 62. Build a snowman in Retiro park (Praying for snow!)
# 63. Go to a basketball game at the Palacio de Deportes
# 64. Go skiing at Snowzone in Xanadú
# 65. Go to Museo Taurino
# 66. Take a free walking tour of Madrid
# 67. do a wine and cheese tasting course with Reserva y Cata


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