Plaza de la Cibeles
Some of most importants places to see in Madrid are:
Museo del Prado,Palacio Real,Museo Reina Sofia,Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza,Museo Arqueologico,Museo Ciencias Naturales(Natural Story Museum),Museo de Cera,La Plaza Mayor,Catedral de la Almudena,Parque del Retiro,Plaza de España,Gran Via,Puerta del Sol,Plaza de Cibeles,Plaza de Colon. The visits to my favorite museun in Madrid, el Prado,and the year I stayed here during the Army!!
Here you can see a picture taken in Plaza de Cibeles!
Puerto de la Morcuera (mountains)
If you have a car, this mountain pass close to Miraflores (a little town in the north mountains) is a good place to go and see the snowy mountains in winter. Is just 1 hour away and is a good alternative to Navacerrada, always sooo crowded in winter weekends. Here U won't find ski slopes or cafeterias, just nature and woods, so is less crowded.
To go, exit Madrid towards Colmenar, go on till Soto del Real and follow to Miraflores. From there take the road to "Puerto de Canencia and Rascafria".
If you don't have car, U better go to Navacerrada, U can go by train from Atocha or Chamartin (line 8b of "Cercanias" trains).
FOOTBALL CRAZY IN MADRID....OLE.....
For all you soccer fans everyone knows that the spanish adores football and everything around it....Real Madrid & Athletico Madrid which are large rivals are the main clubs representing this city....and they have also a great staduim where to play visiting teams.....
San Jose Church
Quite dull in the outside, and surprisingly elegant in the inside, the church of San Jose (early XIX century) has two remarkable qualities that probably make it worthy a visit. First, the church placement could not be more convenient (from the tourist point of view), as the church is right in the Gran Via street. Besides, the church acoustic is truly remarkable, and the church hosts many interesting concerts of camera music and chorus.
La Fontana de Oro
I've heard that Madrilenos are not that thrilled with the Irish pubs that have moved into their city, and understand, but must share my happy experience at this pub. I stopped in on a Wednesday night for a pint of Murphy's and discovered the big screen down and the Blackburn-Liverpool match about to start. Ah, an oasis for an English footie fan!
Three pints later and I was saying "zhiiiss plaish iss ggreaaat."!