Madrid Things to Do

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  • 1. Plaza Mayor

    4 out of 5 stars

    A great trip with my friend Mark to Madrid !! A very beautiful with a very favorable climate throughout the week in the city. We earn good money selling events in Buenos Aires and decided to invest in...

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  • 2. Prado Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    this is what is left of the palace that was here built from 1637, it has been an annex of the Museum of the Prado since 1971. I was living in Madrid while this went on. It was originally built as a...

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  • 3. Retiro Park

    I have mentioned in other tips on tis page that I spent a most relaxing morning wandering round the Retiro Park away from the hubbub of central Madrid and one of the things I stumbled upon was the...

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  • 4. Puerta del Sol

    The "Puerta del Sol" is one of the busiest squares in Madrid. The name comes from a former 15th century city gate that was decorated with a symbolic sun. According to ancient tradition, Madrilenes...

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  • 5. Royal Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oficcialy the royal residence the palace is only used for state ceremonies, since the royal family lives in Zarzuela, a palace in the outskirts of town. We didn't visit it, but could appreciate one...

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  • 6. Almudena Cathedral

    4 out of 5 stars

    In december 2011 I was lucky to meet the cardenal Rouco Varela and had a short conversation with him. The Cathedral is not old; it was built during the XIX and XX centuries and consecrated in 1993 by...

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  • 7. Bullfighting

    Regardless how you view bullfighting, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas - Madrids famous bullring in the eastern suburb of Guindalera - is a sight to behold. It has capacity for 25.000 visitors and was...

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  • 8. Gran Via

    4 out of 5 stars

    Gran Via is the main street of Madrid with impressive buildings, restaurants and shops. It extends from Calle de Alcala to all the way down to Plaza de Espana. For people watching, shopping or fine...

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  • 9. Atocha

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Madrid railway station Atocha (Estación de Puerta de Atocha, at the Plaza Emperador Carlos V), is an important traffic hub for long-distance and local trains and a metro station. It is also a...

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  • 10. Plaza de España

    The monument to Miguel Servantes is installed on Plaza de Espana. This monument became the same symbol of Madrid, as well as the she-bear at Puerta del Sol. The monument represents a huge obelisk on...

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  • 11. Reina Sofia Museum

    The largest in Spain collection of the modern art of XX century is presented in Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. The building of the museum is reconstructed from the building of hospital. It is possible to...

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  • 12. Casa de Campo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Casa de Campo is an extensive parc in the west of Madrid, accessible by metro. Once a hunting ground for the Spanish Kings, since 1931 it is open to the public. Casa de Canpo has hiking and cycling...

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  • 13. Cibeles Square

    One of the most beautiful places in Madrid this square is dominated by the central fountain, created in 1782 and dedicated to goddess Cibeles. Around it Cibeles palace, Bank of Spain, Buenavista...

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  • 14. Puerta de Alcala

    4 out of 5 stars

    Built in 1778 by king Carlos III as one of the entrances in town, this monumental door was designed by Sabatini. In 2001 Madrid was the World Book Capital, and that was the pretext to embellish the...

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  • 15. Real Madrid Football

    We took the metro to Santiago Bernabeu Station. Real Madrid's stadium is right next to the stop. You can tour the stadium for 16 Euros. We just walked round the outside of the stadium, took some...

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  • 16. El Parque del Buen Retiro

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is one of my favourite parks in the world (once the site of a palace of King Phillip IV. until destroyed in the Napoleonic Wars). Among the main attractions of "el Parque del Buen Retiro" is the...

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  • 17. Thyssen Bornemisza Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Part of the so called "Triangle of Art" in Madrid, which also includes the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums, the Thyssen-Bornemisza offers an eclectic collection from the Classical to the Modern that is...

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  • 18. Debod Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    a gift from Egypt to Spain from the king Adijalamani, for the construction of the dam of Assouan in 1968. free admission, and great Egyptian cave mummies art with writings on the walls and all; great...

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  • 19. Plaza Colon

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most esteemed citizens of Spain is Columbus. Monuments to this remarkable seafarer can be seen in many cities of Spain. As a rule, it is an obelisk with Columbus's figure at the top. It is...

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  • 20. La Castellana Avenue

    4 out of 5 stars

    Madrid's grand boulevard. I have so many memories of walking along it, at just about every section, back when I lived in this city. I remember my first visit to this city when I was 12 years old. The...

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  • 21. El Rastro

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    El Rastro is the famous open market of Madrid. You can find souvenirs, clothes, books, bags and more in this busy market. It actually felt like the open markets in Istanbul while we were wandering...

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  • 22. Sabatini Gardens

    The Sabatini Gardens/Jardines de Sabatini stand were the former stable buildings of the Palacio Real in Madrid once were. Adiacent to the Royal Palace on Calle de Bailen, they were completed only in...

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  • 23. Palacio Real

    4 out of 5 stars

    wonderful to rival with any in Europe, the King of Spain does not live, it is for the people to enjoy it. much written on it here, so if need details let me know, lived there for four years,and visit...

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  • 24. Plaza de Oriente

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nope, Royalty could not be found here, as their official residence is the less exposed venue of Zarzuela palace. The King and Queen would only be found here during official receptions and events of...

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  • 25. Toledo

    While you are in Madrid, you can visit Toledo for a day. This beautiful town, rich with history and architecture, is easy to reach from Madrid by bus or train. You can check my Toledo page for details...

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