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Things to Do in Madrid

Museo Nacional Del Prado

Opened in 1819, the Prado museum is one of the top places to visit in Madrid if you are an art lover. The museum is known to have the most amazing collection of Spanish art including European Art between the 12th century to the early 20th century. You can witness works from some of the most renowned artists in the world such as Francisco Goya and Diego Velazquez.

Buen Retiro Park

A UNESCO world heritage site, Buen Retiro Park is one of the most popular parks in the city and was first opened in 1868. Also known as Parque del Buen Retiro. the park is spread across 118 hectares and is located in the center of the city. The park was also once home to a zoo and was called a house of wild animals. The zoo had many animals such as leopards, hyenas, polar bears, and elephants.

Royal Palace Of Madrid
One of the most important cultural landmarks, the Royal Palace Of Madrid is known for its rich history and stunning architecture. Built by the Emir, Muhammad I, the palace's construction started between 860 to 880 and was built on the location of a 9th-century castle. The Palace was known as one of the most important fortresses until the 15th century when the city was seized by Alfonso VI.
San Fernando Fine Art Royal Academy
Located in the heart of the city, San Fernando Fine Art Royal Academy is one of the top places to visit in Madrid which is a haven for art lovers. The art gallery is home to many paintings and artwork from the 25th century and was inaugurated in 1744. You can witness works from many world-famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Oscar de la Renta, and Salvador Dali.
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Opened in 1947, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was first inaugurated in the name of Nue vo Estadio Chamartín is the base for the city's Real Madrid football club. The stadium has been remodeled multiple times and is currently classified as an elite stadium and also has the UEFA's highest distinction of five stars.

Market Of San Miguel

Located in Plaza de San Miguel, the Market Of San Miguel is one of the most must-visit whole sale markets with an original 20th-century. The market has iron structure designed as a first-class gastronomic establishment. It has many varieties of tapas that are run by many famous Michelin star chefs as it is one of the major food market in the city.

Plaza De España

Plaza De España, also known as Madrid square is one of the largest squares in the country spread across 6,900 square meters. This is one of the most popular attractions in Madrid where you can take plenty of good pictures and visit many attractions located here. The square is also home to a beautiful fountain and sculpture of a popular fictional character from a famous novel.

Madrid Río Park

Located parallel to the River Manzanares, Madrid Río Park is a cultural spot with many historical monuments and cultural facilities. Madrid Río Park was a project taken up to renovate the former industrial riverside of the city ]which was completed in 2011. At present, the park is a hub for many activities like sports, cycling, and shopping.

National Museum of Romanticism

The National Museum of Romanticism is a unique museum where you can witness many artifacts from the 14th century also called the Romantic period. The museum is home to an excellent collection of paintings from the 19th century by artists such as Francisco de Goya, Federico de Madrazo, and Antonio Esquivel. You can also witness many stunning landscapes by artists Villaamil.

The Madrid Zoo Aquarium
One of the top places to visit with your family, the Madrid Zoo Aquarium is spread across 20 hectares and is home to a zoo, dolphinarium, and an aquarium. Witness animals from five different continents and meet your favorite animals such as Gorillas, Exotic birds, Koalas, Sharks bears, and many more.
Royal Basilica of Saint Francis

The Royal Basilica of Saint Francis is an important church that is known for its architectural delight. Admire the beautiful architecture of the building with marble and gold inlaid chapels and home to an amazing collection of paintings. You will also find paintings by some of the top artists in Spain such as Francisco Goya’s St. Bernardino of Siena preaching and also Alfonso V of Aragon.

Museo de Cera, Madrid
Opened on the 14th of February 1972, Museo de Cera, Madrid is also called the Madrid wax museum and is a point of the golden triangle of art in Madrid. The museum has 2 floors and consists of 40 rooms that have over 450 wax statues of some of the most renowned celebrities in the world.
Parque Warner Madrid

One of the major tourist attractions in Madrid is Parque Warner Madrid, a theme park that is perfect for those who want adventure and thrills. Inaugurated by Warner bros, this theme park is an amazing place for movie lovers where you can ride many thrilling rides and roller coasters based on Hollywood movies.

Puerta De Alcalá

One of the most iconic landmarks in the city, Puerta De Alcalá is an arch located at Independence square near the main entrance of El Retiro. Opened in 1778, the gate was made by an Italian architect Francesco Sabatini, commissioned by King Charles III. The gate is known for its neoclassical style which is influenced by Roman triumphal arches.

Temple Of Debod

One of the most interesting places to visit in Madrid, the Temple Of Debod is an Egyptian temple that dates back to the 2nd century. The temple was originally built by the orders of  Meroë King Adijalamani and took many centuries to complete. The small chapel was expanded over time and was dedicated to the god Amun and the goddess Isis.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is a famous museum with various paintings and art world from the 5th Century. This is one of the three museums which make up the Golden Triangle of Art in Madrid. One of the top Madrid Tourist attractions, the museum is home to almost 1,000 paintings from many of the most renowned artists such as Degas, Rembrandt, Renoir, van Eyck, and Van Gogh.
Velazquez Tech Museum
Velazquez Tech Museum is one of a kind museum that provides a 360-degree experience for its visitors. The museum lets you learn more about the paintings with the help of state-of-the-art technology such as video mapping, rhythms and many interactive facilities. Embark on a journey and experience different interpretations of paintings from world-renowned artists.
Palacio de Liria
One of the most important Palaces in the city, Palacio de Liria is a historical landmark with a rich history and important artwork. Built from 1767 to 1785. the palace has beautiful neo-classical architecture built by renowned architect Ventura Rodriguez. The Palace was ruined during the Spanish civil war and most of the art collections were rescued and stored before it was rebuilt.
Faunia, Madrid
One of the top places to visit in Madrid with family, Faunia is a zoo and also a botanical garden which makes for a perfect day tour. This zoo is home to over 700 animal species and 1000 plants from all over the world. Visit both indoor and outdoor spaces at Faunia which have lovely features like pathways, a lake teeming with pink flamingos, and an arctic ecosystem.
Catedral De Sta Maria La Real De La Almudena

One of the top places to visit in Madrid, Catedral De Sta Maria La Real De La Almudena is one of the biggest cathedrals in the city. This cathedral is considered to be one of the biggest in the city which was built in the Virgin of Almudena’s honor. Admire the beautiful architecture of the cathedral with various elements like glass-stained windows and classicist exteriors.

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Chuhui Zhou
Reviewed: 12 Mar 2023
5.0/5
Wonderful!
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Margaret Hope Musanga
Reviewed: 28 Jan 2023
4.0/5
The museum is very beautiful, interactive and date worthy. Take lots of pictures!! The issue is that thrillophilia doesn’t give ticket prices for students. Adult tickets are 12.50-13.00 Euros but student tickets are 10 Eur which you validate by showing your student card at the entrance. You can’t b... Read More
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Oleg Uliashev
Reviewed: 19 Apr 2023
5.0/5
Large zoo, you can see the animals up close, great shows of sea lions and dolphins, I really liked it
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Oleg Uliashev
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LESLEY ELMAZ
Reviewed: 31 Aug 2023
5.0/5
It was an amazing experience and we loved visiting it. 
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Vitor
Reviewed: 07 Dec 2022
5.0/5
Perfect 
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Maikel Lucin
Reviewed: 11 Aug 2023
5.0/5
Muchísimas gracias excelente todo y sin ningún problema buen trabajo
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