Gran Via and Sol Nightlife, Madrid

Citizens of Madrid are famous for being dynamic and very outgoing. Living in one of the liveliest cities in Europe, locals enjoy the nightlife, when Madrid transforms into an array of colors and music. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Central Madrid in the next self-guided tour.
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Gran Via and Sol Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Gran Via and Sol Nightlife
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid (See other walking tours in Madrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: emma
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Ohm

1) Ohm

A massive nightlife establishment that attracts a predominantly gay male crowd, though welcomes all, Ohm can hold a capacity of 3000 guests and plays some of the best electronica in the city. Wednesday evenings features a fabulous cabaret show that packs quite a crowd, while Friday night guests can party with male go-go dancers providing eye-candy for the crowd. Ohm is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and plenty of dazzling lights to set the party off right, and host DJs spinning a...   view more
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Larios Cafe

2) Larios Cafe

A fantastic multi-purpose establishment, Larios Café features a fabulous restaurant offering inspired international cuisine, while also turning up the heat with live Cuban music late nights where guests really get down on the dance floor. Featuring two distinct spaces, each with its own vibe and music, the award-winning Art Deco interior was designed by Tomas Alia and adds a sophisticated touch to this hip Madrid hotspot. The cuisine draws its inspiration from the Canary Islands, with a local...   view more
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Club Joy Eslava

3) Club Joy Eslava

Found inside a former theater built back in the 19th century, Club Joy Eslava features one of Madrid’s most impressive light shows to match the upbeat bevy of dance music. Equipped with a spacious, sunken dance floor, guests will be dazzled by the high-tech lasers and synchronized light show spread across three floors of pure entertainment. The horseshoe-shaped balcony wraps around the stage area overlooking the action down below and offers a place for guests to relax with a cocktail when not...   view more
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El Son

4) El Son

Located in the heart of the city, El Son is a popular Latin dance club where guests can party all night long to hot Latin beats. In addition to salsa, El Son features a range of other Latin-influenced sounds, like bachata and merengue, as well as Caribbean music throughout the week, which makes it a popular spot for Madrid’s Latin American community. Music is served up by both DJs and live bands. Because of its location in the center of the city, El Son attracts a fair amount of tourists from...   view more
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Glass Bar

5) Glass Bar

An upscale establishment found inside the ultra-modern Urban hotel in Madrid, the Glass Bar, as its name implies, features a transparent theme throughout the space. The impressive and sophisticated interior includes transparent chairs designed by Phillipe Starck, known as ghost chairs, crystal floors that light from underneath, and an impressive spider-like Moroccan chandelier. Especially famous for its oyster bar, in addition to expertly-crafted cocktails, guests will be delighted by the Glass...   view more
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Mondo

6) Mondo

Attracting a sorted crowd consisting of mainly guests in their early-twenties, Mondo is one of the best places in Madrid to hear a variety of fantastic electronic music, including underground sounds in a variety of flavors unmatched just about anywhere in the city. A popular nightclub located in the heart of the city, guests here routinely get down to a bevy of sounds, including many hues of techno, house, deep house, minimal, drum and bass, funk, tech house, and more. The music is served up by...   view more
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Museo Chicote

7) Museo Chicote

When you are looking at your list of museums to visit in Madrid, don’t be misled by the Museo Chicote on the Gran Via – it is not a museum, it is the most famous cocktail bar in Madrid. During the Spanish Civil War the bar was a favorite meeting place for the Foreign Press and Hemingway was one of its most regular patrons. It has kept its nineteen thirties Retro style, but has added modern lighting, modern acoustics, a dance floor and some of the top Spanish DJ’s to entertain you into the...   view more

Walking Tours in Madrid, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Creating your own self-guided walk in Madrid is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Center Walking Tour

City Center Walking Tour

The oldest part of Madrid, Centro district is one of the most happening areas of the Spanish capital. A place of regular celebrations and festivals, it is also home to some of Madrid's major attractions, such as Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Espana, Plaza de la Villa, Puerta del Sol, as well as many cultural venues – theaters, museums and galleries. On this walk you will visit a good number of them.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Cortes Entertainment Walk

Cortes Entertainment Walk

Madrid is the economical, political and cultural center of Spain. Founded in the 9th century, this city is one of the most relevant destinations that Spain has to offer to its visitors concerning culture and history. Madrid is a hot destination filled with interesting spots including museums, historical sites, Flamenco bars and much more. Discover Cortes barrio step by step, as proposed in the list below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Retiro Walking Tour

Retiro Walking Tour

Located in the southeastern part of central Madrid, Retiro district is a major area renowned primarily for the presence of the El Retiro Park, nicknamed “the lungs of Madrid”, as well as for its closeness to the Puerta de Alcalá and the world-famous Prado Museum. Together with Paseo del Prado, Retiro Park has added character to the area of Los Jerónimos, while the rest of the District is shaped by the Atocha Railway Station. No trip to Madrid is complete without a walk through the Retiro district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Nightlife Tour

Nightlife Tour

Citizens of Madrid are famous for being dynamic and very outgoing. Living in one of the liveliest cities in Europe, locals enjoy the nightlife, when Madrid transforms into an array of colors and music. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Madrid in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

El Parque del Buen Retiro is one of the main attractions of the city of Madrid. Known to the locals simply as "El Retiro," the park is a favorite place to spend weekends and summer days and was considered a Royal Park up until two centuries ago. Highlights of the park include several fountains, palaces, monuments and arranged gardens. Discover this historical site step by step in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Hemingway's Walking Tour

Hemingway's Walking Tour

There have been many writers who express a love for Madrid, but one who did so quite famously was Ernest Hemingway. During his life, Hemingway was a frequent visitor of Madrid, finding in it his muse, popular success and critical acclaim. Don Ernesto, as he was called in Spain, was a frequent visitor to specific sites in Madrid that became major tourist attractions. The majority of those sites are described in the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km

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