One of the most well known squares is Plaza de Mayor, but you should not forget to stop for lunch at the smaller, less known squares. Sometimes you bump into interesting art and graffiti creatures on walls and houses. During a walk, make sure to stop at one of many local fruit and greens farmers or a tiny coffee bar. The warm feeling Spanish people give you might even be nicer than the Spanish sun. From Plaza de Mayor you walk in a southerly direction to La Latina district. On sundays you find Europe’s biggest flea market El Rastro over here. It’s a little touristic, but still impressive to see so many stalls together. If you take a close look, you will find a unique treasure between all the touristic shirts and caps. Besides that, La Latina is the stage for energetic dancing groups, frenzied artists and surprisingly good musicians.
For a drink on one of the coolest roof terraces of Madrid you should go to Circulo de Bellas Artes. In this building readings are being held, art house films are being played and shows take place. For some creativity and a view over the city this is the place to be!