Madrid is in our sights in our latest My City Guide, and we’re lucky enough to have two natives, DJs CHUS+CEBALLOS, to show us the best spots to visit.
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CHUS + CEBALLOS are Spain’s most well establish and respected DJs, having produced official mixes for artists such as Madonna, Shakira and Rhianna, as well as being creators of the underground movement ‘Iberican Sound’.
- 1 Where’s the best place for a first date?
- 2 Where’s your preferred place to chill and clear your head?
- 3 Where serves the best breakfast?
- 4 Where’s your favourite place to have a quiet drink?
- 5 Where’s your favourite place to have a messier night?
- 6 What to wear…
- 7 How would you describe your city’s style?
- 8 Where are your favourite places to shop?
- 9 What song sums up your city?
Where’s the best place for a first date?
A nice, quiet place for cocktails is Museo Chicote, or Skylight Bar in the rooftop of Hotel Puerta de America, where you can enjoy the amazing view of the Madrid skyline.
Where’s your preferred place to chill and clear your head?
Madrid has a green oasis in the heart of downtown called Parque Del Retiro. From a botanical point of view, the park includes some very important gardens, with more than 15,000 trees.
The park is not only the lungs of Madrid, but also offers culture, leisure, and sports activities to all people, those from Madrid and those visiting.
Where serves the best breakfast?
Opened in 1894, Chocolateria Sans Gines is an all time classic breakfast cafeteria in Madrid, where you can taste the typical chocolate con churros (deep fried batter). This churreria is perfect for breakfast or the end of the night (it’s open 24 hours). As proper Spaniards we love to have it with toast, jamon serrano, and a very special sauce made with natural tomato and olive oil – delicious!
Where’s your favourite place to have a quiet drink?
No place like home! Sharing the very few moments we have at home with our closest friends is priceless. Still, we can recommend some nice, quiet venues like Museo Chicote, a classic cocktail bar located in Gran Via Avenue – perfect for the first date!
Where’s your favourite place to have a messier night?
There’s an established and solid event in Madrid every Thursday and Saturday night called Mondo Disko, located at Coco night club in La Calle de Alcala. There’s a huge, eclectic mix of artists in the calendar.
What to wear…
How would you describe your city’s style?
Madrid is a multicultural city with many interesting people from all over the world. It’s very artistic and eclectic, a crossfade of cultures and a truly modern city.
Where are your favourite places to shop?
El Mercado de Fuencarral is Madrid’s hub of modern fashion, the dividing line between Malasana and Barrio de Chueca. You can find a gaggle of original boutiques and affordable shoe stores there. The streets off Fuencarral’s area are also worth exploring, as you’ll find a number of hidden gems.
What song sums up your city?
Paco de Lucia’s ‘Entre dos Agua’. Paco is a legendary flamenco artist from Andalucia but this song touched the nerve of Madrid’s people.