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  • 26. Town Hall Square

    This rugged entrance-way on the opposite side of the square from City Hall is part of the very old Casa de los Lujanes, home to the family of Alvaro de Lujan for almost 200 years. Both it and an...

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  • 27. La Latina

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    La Latina is a lively, friendly and warm area of Madrid where you can walk along the narrow streets, enjoy tapas and life. With our friends we visited this area for warming up before the big Eurocup...

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  • 28. Mercado de San Miguel

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is another one of those tips that I find it difficult to place on VT as it could easily sit in nightlife, restaurants, shopping and things to do so, as you can see, I have picked the latter. The...

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  • 29. Walking

    I have to say that walking through big cities is giving me the impression of belonging to those places. Madrid is one of the best places I’ve been walking through. It is somehow the same as Paris,...

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  • 30. Madrid Vision

    This is a great way to get to see the sights and get your bearings in Madrid. It's the usual open top tourist bus (in red!) which circles the cities tourist sights. in this case there are two...

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  • 31. Museo Naval

    4 out of 5 stars

    a wonderful museum of naval history, and who wants to see the Spanish Armada, of course from Spain's point of view. The museum is divided into sections such as history of the Spanish navy Naval...

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  • 32. Faro de Moncloa

    The transmission tower stands at 110 metres high. It is known by the name ‘La Torre de Iluminacion y Comunicaciones del Ayuntamiento de Madrid”.. quite a mouthful. There is an observation deck but...

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  • 33. Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - in short: Museo Reina Sofía - is Madrids leading modern art museum. Established 1992, it began to take over the Prado Collection of 20th century modern...

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  • 34. Plaza Santa Ana

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is one of the great plaza's of Madrid, located east of the Puerta del Sol. The plaza Santa Ana is where the local's come to relax and drink and eat. On the west side of the plaza stands the Hotel...

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  • 35. Palacio de Communicaciones

    This is one of the most attractive buildings of Madrid, located at the Placa de Cibeles roundabout. Formely known as the Palacio de Communicaciones, it has been renamed since 2011 into "Palacio de...

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  • 36. El Escorial

    Built under the reign of King Felipe II between 1.563 and 1.584 for Palace, Monastery and Royal Pantheon use. Excellent day trip. For the whole information, visit the page on San Lorenzo de El...

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  • 37. Plaza de la Villa

    4 out of 5 stars

    Constructed commenced in 1644 of the former Town Hall and finished in 1696. No longer the Town Hall, the building remains operational to this very day. The statute in the square is in memory of...

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  • 38. Paseo Del Prado

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Street that runs by the Prado, contains at least a dozen fountains. Also restaurants, etc. The street runs from the Plaza de Cibeles to Atocha station and contains lots of fountains up and down its...

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  • 39. Plaza de Cibeles

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This fantastic square is one if the most popular places of Madrid. There are some beautiful buildings together with one of the icons of the City, Fuente de La Cibeles, in the middle of the...

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  • 40. Barrio de las Letras

    This is the original house where Félix Lope de Vega (1562-1635) lived in the Golden Age of spanish letters. Even if you don't like the theatre writer Lope de Vega it is a good example of how houses...

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  • 41. Iglesia de San Jeronimo el Real

    4 out of 5 stars

    This beautiful church is located next to museum Prado. It is what remains of the monastery of San Jeronimo el Real. The church is founded in 1503 during the time of Queen Isabella I. The church has...

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  • 42. Zoo - Aquarium

    great are Sol, the center of Madrid, for kids better go to La Casa de Campo, metro batan or take the cable car=teleferico at parque del oeste, there is an aquarius, zoo, and amusement rides park...

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  • 43. Fuente de Neptuno

    Though not as overwhelming as the Cibeles Fountain, the Neptune fountain is a major fountain in central Madrid. It represents Neptune, God of the Sea. In one of his hands he holds a coiled snake, in...

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  • 44. Segovia

    Originally built between 1872 and 1874, this was the first viaduct to be built over Calle de Segovia and is an important landmark in Madrid. It was designed by Eugenio Barron and was originally...

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  • 45. Edificio Metropolis

    At the entrance to Calle Gran Via is a Madrid landmark – the Metropolis building which was built in 1910. The Neo-Baroque styled building was designed by French architects Raymond and Jules Fevrier...

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  • 46. Tapas

    In the zona of Chueca you will find El Tigre - a fantastic tapas bar, with very generous portions indeed. This place is a bit special. For a couple of people ordering cañas at 1,50€ each (or whatever...

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  • 47. Monasterio de las Descalzas Reale

    4 out of 5 stars

    This lovely monastery, built in the XVI century is full of treasures. Pictures are forbidden inside. You have to join a group, you are not allowed to visit it individually. A guide, speaking Spanish...

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  • 48. Parque del Oeste

    4 out of 5 stars

    Parque del Oeste is near the royal palace so I went there after my visit to the palace. The park is nice but the most amazing is the ancient Egyptian temple inside the park! Templo de Debod is very...

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  • 49. Museo Sorolla

    5 out of 5 stars

    Anybody thinks of three art museums in Madrid - and this is not one of them! Many, like me before I started researching my trip, have never even heard of Sorolla. Yet a recent exhibition of his work...

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  • 50. Chueca

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    es un barrio de moda. hay muchas tiendas de moda aqui y tambien muchos restaurantes con comida diferente de espana (mexicana, asia, italiano). calle de libertad tiene muchas restaurantes buenas. es el...

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