Softguide Madrid
Going out:
Pubs - Bars
Gay & Lesbian
Live (music)
Clubs & discos
Night terrazas
Teatro: what's on 
Music:  Concerts 

This is a rather general section which overlaps with many other parts of the guide. If you don't find what your looking for, check out the other sections, particularly the current exhibits, festivals and concerts.

The city has a host of ongoing attractions that are well worth a visit. As a major city of the arts and culture, you will also find many world-famous galleries and museums, housing some of the finest collections in the world.

Madrid is also home to a large number of mainstream and specialist cinemas and the Softguide maintains a comprehensive up-to-date listing of what's on and where. Most foreign films are dubbed into Spanish, but many films are also shown concurrently in their original language with spanish subtitles.

The Filmoteca (National Filmboard Repertoire Cinema), a must for movie buffs, shows films at very reduced prices and always in their original language.

Madrid is justifiably famous for its vast selection of bars and cafes, as well as for what it has to offer in food, from tapas to a wide variety of restaurants and food shops of various origins and ethnic flavors.

There's lots of music and dance of various styles and origins. And of course, there's the famous, or infamous, Madrid nightlife - if you are not content with the regular bar scene, where you can dance all night long.

Many people won't want to leave Madrid without experiencing the thrill of a bullfight, still a major tourist attractions despite its "non-pc" label. The Softguide has details on the background to the tradition of bullfighting, plus where best to see it for yourself.

After all that, you might just want to relax with a bit of shopping. Our shopping list describes what the main shops have in store for you, but don't forget to check the index if there's something special you're looking for.

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