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Come feel Madrid

Largest city in Spain and it’s international business center. Madrid impresses with its art and architecture, but also for its multiculturalism without losing its Spanish roots!
Discover our suggestions of places to visit, activities to enjoy as well as local cuisine and nearby attractions!

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What to see
What to see

The richness of Madrid’s architecture is visible in your first few seconds in the City. Here you’ll find museums, palaces, fantastic houses, parks, stately streets! Check out our suggestions:

Royal Palace of Madrid

Official residence of Spain's King. It's also considered the largest royal palace in Europe with over a thousand rooms.

Museo del Prado

Considered the most important Spanish museum and one of the most important in the World. With exhibitions of Goya and Velazquez.

Puerta de Alcalá

Built in 1778 as the city's gateway.

Plaza de España

One of the most important of Madrid. Here you can find a set of sculptures honoring the writer Miguel de Cervantes.

Plaza Mayor

Historic square surrounded by buildings that look like palaces and old hotels. Great to spend the late afternoon.

Puerta del Sol

Busy central square of Madrid. Here you can find the symbol of the City, a bronze statue of the bear and the strawberry tree.

Mercado San Miguel

In the heart of the historic center of Madrid, is one of the areas of the city with the best shopping, cultural and leisure activities.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

It has a stunning collection. Rubens, Picasso, Klee, Van Gogh, Dürer, Caravaggio, Van Eyck, Constable and others.

Queen Sofia Museum

Museum dedicated to the art of the 20th Century. Guernica, The Blue Woman and La tertulia del Café de Pombo are some of the pieces that you can find here.

Temple of Debod

One of the few Nubian-Egyptian architectural testimony that can be contemplated outside Egypt and the only one in Spain.

What to do
What to do

From cultural activities, open-air activities, nightlife, dining experiences… It will be difficult to chose! Get to know more!

Stroll on the Gran Vía

This is the main avenue in Madrid. Taking into account the size of the avenue we suggest you choose some stretches to go by taxi or subway and other walking, observing the architecture of the buildings.

Attend typical shows

Flamenco, Bullfighting in Las Ventas, Football Game of Real Madrid or the Academic or Opera at the Teatro Real of Madrid.

Search the Km 0 of the 'Puerta del Sol'

There is a plaque that marks the exact birthplace of the six radial roads in Spain.

Antiques Market

On Sunday mornings and holidays the famous market 'El rastro' happens in the 'Latina' district.

Watch the parade of the Changing of the Guard

Solemn event which takes place in first Wednesday of each month at the Royal Palace, where 400 people and 100 horses participate.

Boat ride

At the 'Retiro' park. Besides enjoying the beauty of the park you also can rent a boat and paddle in the fantastic lake.

What to taste
What to taste

There are 4 gastronomic specialties of Madrid, get to know which:

Churros with chocolate

It's a tradition in Madrid since the 19th century. Usually the churros are dipped in a cup of hot chocolate.

'Tapas'

A type of appetizer, served in restaurants and bars.

Madrilenian stew

Star of the local cuisine. Almost all the local restaurants include it in their menu.

Squid chips

Typical of Madrid. You can find 2 types of dishes: accompanied by lemon or bread.

Places to visit near Madrid
Places to visit near Madrid

Near Madrid, less than an hour away, there are other beautiful cities that are worth visiting. Discover which:


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