Madrid’s intoxicatingly sultry way of life is so palatable that it keeps world travelers renewing and extending their visas. Antique architecture, a welcoming population, seasonal foods and of course, the art of slowing down for a daily siesta are just a few of the factors that will have you hooked. Then, naturally, there is the brilliant spread of attractions to dazzle you – from the renowned likes of Plaza Mayor and the Crystal Palace to the lesser-known treasures sure to enchant. On the map, Madrid is a whole made up of many pieces – barrios - each bringing a unique essence to the dynamic makeup of this multifaceted city. Discovering the well known attractions within each neighborhood is just part of the reason people flock to the city, but it’s the hidden gems in Madrid that keep them coming back time and time again. There is always something new to uncover in Madrid; it’s why I’ve stayed for over five years! So ditch the crowds and prepare to savor a few secret Madrid places, frequented by Madrileños, using this guide to non-touristy things to do in Madrid.