This cosmopolitan metropolis of 3 million people has everything and a little more to offer a stag party. Madrid is the cultural hub and capital of Spain; mixing the old and the new seamlessly. There is a vibrant party atmosphere that permeates every corner of the city. Madrid - where English is frequently spoken - is renowned for its relaxed, friendly vibe and wide array of attractions, activities and restaurants. The nightlife in Madrid is legendary and the super clubs draw Europe’s top DJs. Whatever interests your mates may have, a stag party Weekend in Madrid is guaranteed for success.
For getting around in specific parts of the city, walking is recommended as the best way to get close to the city and its people. As with most major cities, Madrid has a plethora of taxis for hire as well as buses offering above ground transportation. But below ground is where the story is really at in Madrid. The Madrid Metro is one of the most extensive and fastest growing subway lines in the world and the second largest in Europe after London. This fast and efficient system can get your Madrid stag party anywhere in the city hassle-free.
Must See/Must Do:
• Museo de Prado - This museum in the city centre has one of the best collections of art in the world and the best collection of classical art in Madrid.
• Corral de la Moreria - Right in the heart of the city, your stag party can enjoy a full-fledged Spanish meal while you watch performances by renowned international flamenco music and dance artists.
• Palacio Real - An enormous palace and the biggest one in Europe of its kind. Though it is the official residence of the King of Spain, the royal family does not live there and the palace is more ceremonial in nature. The Royal Palace is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Madrid due to its location, architecture and art on display in its rooms.
• Take in a game - For football fans, Madrid is home to one of Europe’s most storied teams - Real Madrid. During non-match times, self-guided tours can be taken of the stadium that include the field, dressing rooms, press area and museum where the team’s trophies and other memorabilia are kept.
The site of modern-day Madrid is believed to have been occupied since pre-historic times. Madrid is one of the most heavily-affected cities of Spain’s 1936-1939 Civil War. Some battles took place in and around the city and during the conflict Madrid became the first European city to be bombed by airplane. During the 1960s, the city experienced unprecedented growth under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco and the south became very industrialized. After the death of Franco, Spain became a constitutional monarchy.
Madrid likely has the largest number of bars per person than any other European city and subsequently a very active nightlife. It is quite common to see the Gran Via very crowded on weekend nights. Most people in Madrid don’t even head out to the bars until 9 p.m. and the clubs don’t get thumping until midnight and stay open until 7 am. - at which point they are frequently still crowded. As far as club’s go, Palacio Gaviria is stunning with its sweeping marble staircase and is sure to impress a stag party in Madrid. Decorated as a lavish 16th century palace, the club boasts two dance floors and several rooms.
Spain is famed for its paella and Madrid has its own quality twists on the traditional dish. When in the city, avoid the cheaper restaurants offering paella specials and try a higher quality sit-down establishment and look for regional specialties. Strangely, Madrid generally has higher quality seafood than most coastal areas, so feel free to splurge on your stag do.