Pocket Rough Guide Madrid

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Discover the best of Madrid with this compact, practical, entertaining Pocket Rough Guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for travellers on short trips, and covers all the key sights such as Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Museo Reina Sofía, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest independent recommendations from expert authors.

The Pocket Rough Guide Madrid covers: Madrid de los Asturias; Palacio Real; Ópera; Rastro; Lavapiés; Embajadores; Sol; Santa Ana; Huertas; Paseo del Arte; Retiro; Gran Vía; Chueca; Malasaña; Salamanca; Paseo de la Castellana; Plaza de España and beyond, Day-trips.

Inside this travel guide you will find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Madrid, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Embajadores to family activities in child-friendly places, like Plaza de España or or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Rastro.

Covering Rastro, Lavapiés, Santa Ana and more, the practical Places section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.

The routes suggested by Rough Guides' expert writers cover top attractions like Museo del Prado and Museo Reina Sofía and hidden gems like Parque de Atracciones and the Retiro.

Venture further afield to Toledo or Segovia. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive.

Written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our expert writers will help you make the most of your trip to Madrid.

Packed with pertinent practical information, this is a convenient companion when you're out and about exploring Madrid de los Austrias.

With every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy.

Features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout.

Includes invaluable background information on how to get to Madrid, getting around, health guidance, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A–Z directory and a handy language section and glossary.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241306277
Series: Pocket Rough Guides
Publication Date: 1/3/2018
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 100 x 191mm


This title is a part of Pocket Rough Guides

Pictorial, compact travel guides series to countries, cities and regions with a pull-out map and factual travel tips perfect for short trips and travellers seeking concise travel information and practical listings.

  • Concise practical travel information includes getting there, getting around, climate and safety tips, accommodation, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Things Not to Miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded places chapters with key coverage of places and sights in points-of-interest structure

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Pull-out detailed maps with marked-up key sights or listings

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide from May 2019

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £7.99-£8.99 | $12.99-$13.99

Extent: 128–208 pages


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4.0 out of 5, 3 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Great Guide

Reviewed on November 22, 2021
Paperback | Verified

All great and a handy size map

Amazon Customer

Good pocket guide, map text sometimes difficult to read

Reviewed on June 16, 2019
Paperback | Verified

It's a very handy pocket guide (like others in the series, which I've bought previously). I'm using it at present for planning my trip, so I can't comment specifically on its accuracy (but the others have been good in that respect). I have found the text on the pull out map difficult to read at times, specially the street names in a poor light. This is perhaps because as an older person I need to have more contrast. I have bought a magnifying glass to help with this problem.

Amazon Customer

Restaurant guide wasn't all that great

Reviewed on September 27, 2018
Paperback | Verified

Like any of these guides, you get a map, an overview of places to visit and places to eat. It performed the first two fairly well, but the restaurants listed weren't all that special when compared to the ratings on Google Maps. We found better ones just searching the maps. Overall, not a huge spend, but we could have managed with the street map and metro map.

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