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  • 26. Gardens

    In my travels round the world I have seen some unusual statues, fountains and the like but I must admit that the concept of a fountain based on an artichoke was a new one on me and yet that is exactly...

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  • 27. 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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  • 28. 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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  • 29. La Latina

    4 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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  • 30. 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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  • 31. 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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  • 32. Caixa Forum

    This new venue comes to join a geat area of Museums in Madrid, all of them just a few meters apart. Great temporary exhibitions, concerts of almost any kind of music and activities for children,...

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  • 33. 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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  • 34. 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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  • 35. 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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  • 36. Teatro Real

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Royal Theatre was built on the site of several former theatres. Construction began in 1818 at the request of Ferdinand VII but was not completed until 1850 due to political events and lack of...

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  • 37. Plaza Santa Ana

    4 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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  • 38. 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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  • 39. 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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  • 40. 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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  • 41. 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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  • 42. 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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  • 43. Archeological Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A must in Madrid. There are also temporary exhibitions. Opening hours: - Tues-Sat: 9,30-20,30 (9,30 am-8,30 pm) - Sun and bank holidays: 9,30-14,30 (9,30 am-2,30 pm) - Monday: Closed Fees: 3,01...

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  • 44. 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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  • 45. 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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  • 46. Museo de America

    4 out of 5 stars

    Madrid is, without any doubt, the most cultural city in the world if we take into account the incredible amount of museums that it shelters. No other city can boast of having the triangle of culture...

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  • 47. 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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  • 48. 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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  • 49. 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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  • 50. Crystal Palace

    The glass- and metal structure Palacio Cristal was built in 1887 as a greenhouse, inspired by the (demolished) Crystal Palace in London. It is located in the Retiro Parc of Madrid, opposite of an...

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