Cristiano Ronaldo is not playing for Real Madrid anymore, but it’s still worth visiting the Spanish capital! While we wait for the Pestana CR7 Gran Via to open by April 2020, with 168 spectacular rooms in the heart of the Gran Vía, Madrid, we have prepared a list of 7 spectacular activities to do in the city!

1 – NightlifeFrom the Huertas area, near the Puerta del Sol, to the newer Argüelles-Moncloa, passing through bohemian Chueca, Madrid is well known for its diverse nightlife.

2 – Visit art exhibitions It is a real fascination to see, live and in color, works by the great Spanish painters like Picasso, Dali, Miró, and Velázquez. But there are many more artists to discover. The main museums are the Prado, Reina Sofia, Thyssen, and Circulo de Bellas Artes. There’s an unmissable collection until 2 February 2019: Auschwitz, at the Centro de Exposiociones Arte Canal.

3 – Watch the races at La ZarzuelaThe racecourse is an architectural landmark of Madrid and one of the favorite leisure destinations. In addition to horse racing, there are activities for children, ample green spaces and good restaurants. Another fantastic place to watch the races is Las Ventas in San Isidro, in the Salamanca area.

4 – Eat tapasSit on an esplanade and indulge in squid, ham, meat and chick-pea stew, tortilla and so many other tapas, in all forms, flavors, and shapes. Order a drink that includes tapas!

5 – Try out flamenco in a typical tablaoTypically decorated with shawls, bullfighter capes, and fans, these establishments serve tapas or more complete meals to feed the dancer’s stamina.

6 – Go shopping in El RastroIn this market with a medieval origin, we find clothes and accessories, antiques and novelties, records and magazines. Go along on a Sunday morning. If you prefer luxury brands, visit the “Golden Mile” shops of Madrid: Ortega y Gasset street, in the Salamanca area.

7 – Take a tour of Santiago Barnabeu

A must see for any sports fan. With 245 VIP seats, 4 restaurants and one of the most photographed and filmed stadiums of all time, Real Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Come and stay at Pestana CR7 Funchal

Or Pestana CR7 Lisboa

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