Attraction and museum prices
Madrid offers a wide range of attractions, and many of them are cheap or even free on certain days of the week. Furthermore, Madrid is a great city for strolling the streets and gawking at the architecture.
- Museo Nacional del Prado: €15
- Royal Palace of Madrid: €10
- Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: €12, free on Monday afternoons (noon-4pm)
- Basilica de San Francisco el Grande: free during mass, €3 guided visit
- Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida: free
- Walking tour: Free (but you should tip the guides) or €15–€50 (for paid tours)
- Bike tour: €22-€35
Madrid food prices
Like most of southern Europe, Madrid’s food prices are quite reasonable, so it’s not too difficult to eat well on a budget.
Locals traditionally don’t eat lunch until later in the afternoon so places serving lunch at noon are probably catering to tourists. Similarly, dinner doesn’t start until around 9 pm — so keep that in mind when planning your day and meals.
However, you can usually stop into a bar at any time of the day to feast on cheap tapas. As always, try to scope out where locals go since that is a good sign that the food is good quality. Be especially wary of paella restaurants catering to tourists because they’re notoriously bad.
Madrid is a safe city. With a rating of 85% Spain, is ranked 17th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries. Madrid is a bit more dangerous because of the high number of tourists being targets for pickpocket.
Madrid is generally very safe for women travelers.